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GRE Waivers

If your cumulative GPA is 3.2 or above, you may qualify for a GRE waiver.

Eligibility

Applicants to our MSN and DNP-NA programs who meet the following criteria are eligible for a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE):

  • Graduate of a bachelor’s (BSN) program from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale OR
  • Post-master’s applicants, or applicants with a master’s degree in a discipline other than nursing, with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

Eligibility for the waiver is based on your cumulative BSN GPA, which we will not recalculate. There is no formal request or application for the waiver necessary. Every applicant is reviewed for the waiver upon application to a program and you will be contacted only if the waiver has not been approved.

Please note that simply meeting these criteria does not guarantee receipt of the waiver. The Admissions Committee may request GREs from eligible applicants at its discretion. Also, approval for the GRE Waiver does not guarantee admission to a program.

Applicants not eligible for the GRE waiver:

  • RN returns (without BSN)
  • BSN/MSN applicants
  • PhD applicants
  • International applicants who completed BSN programs outside the United States or Canada