Eligibility & Application Instructions

Application Information

Freshman applicants to the BS in Nursing Science program will apply by completing the online UC Application by November 30th.
Please note:  The Nursing Supplemental Application is no longer needed.

Admission Requirements and Enrollment Prerequisites

  • A cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Completion of two years of high school laboratory science (biology & chemistry).
    – A minimum of a C grade is required for each laboratory course.

Admitted Student Profiles

Admission into the UC Irvine School of Nursing is competitive and highly selective. The number of students in the major is small due to the limited availability of clinical placements. Each year, the number of admitted students varies based on admission patterns from previous years. Due to the increasing number of applicants and the selective nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that you research other nursing programs as well.

  • Fall 2019 freshman applicants: 3045
  • Fall 2019 freshman admissions: 52 (1.7% admitted)
  • Average UC GPA: 4.17 GPA
  • Average total SAT score: 1920
  • Average total SAT score (new version): 1357

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Application Information

Transfer applicants to the BS in Nursing Science program will apply by completing the online UC Application by November 30th.
Please note:  The Nursing Supplemental Application is no longer needed.

Admission Requirements and Enrollment Prerequisites

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The completion of all prerequisite courses within the last 5 years
    – A grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses completed at UCI
    – A grade of B or higher in all prerequisite courses completed at a public California college or university

Download the prerequisite information sheet
Refer to the ASSIST system for approved and articulated courses

Admitted Student Profiles

  • Fall 2019 transfer applicants: 88
  • Fall 2019 transfer admissions: 16 (18% admitted)
  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.65
  • Cumulative GPA range of admissions: 3.18 – 4.00

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Questions regarding course equivalency?
Contact the Nursing Science Student Affairs office at nssao@uci.edu.

Application Information

UCI undergraduate students wishing to change their major and apply to the BS in Nursing Science program must complete the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Change of Major Application by November 30th. 

Applications are available beginning October 4th here on our website. Please click here to download the application.

Admission Requirements and Enrollment Prerequisites

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • The completion of all prerequisite courses
    – A grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses completed at UCI
    – A grade of B or higher in all prerequisite courses completed at a public California college or university
  • In addition to academic history, other important factors in admission selection include: academic honors or recognition; leadership, volunteer and work experiences – especially in a healthcare setting or organization; bilingual abilities; and an essay.

COM Requirements

Refer to the ASSIST system for approved and articulated courses

Admitted Student Profiles

  • 2019 change of major applicants: 72
  • 2019 change of major admissions: 6 (8% admitted)
  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.73
  • Cumulative GPA range of admissions: 3.62 – 3.94

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Events

Nursing Science Student Affairs holds two Change of Major information sessions each quarter on the Friday of week 3 and 7. Please see the events page for information and to RSVP.

Questions regarding course equivalency?
Contact the Nursing Science Student Affairs office at nssao@uci.edu.

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule (Academic Year 2018 – 2019)

All tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice, and the University may impose additional tuition and fees. Consult the University Registrar’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

If you need help to pay for your studies, you may be eligible for several types of financial aid.
Visit UCI Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to find out more about financial aid and scholarship options.

Additionally, please check the UC Irvine Financial Aid office’s database of external scholarships.

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