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GRE Waivers

You are exempt from the GRE if you meet the following criteria:


Applicants to our BSN/MSN, MSN and DNP-NA programs who meet the following criteria are exempt from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement:

  • 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: Exemption from the GRE does not guarantee admission to a program.

Applicants not eligible for the GRE waiver:

  • RN returns (without BSN)
  • Hillman BSN-PhD applicants
  • PhD applicants
  • International applicants who completed BSN programs outside of the United States or Canada