ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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  • 60 or more transferable college units (70 semester units/105 quarter units maximum accepted from community colleges and 96 units from a four-year institution)
  • Current RN licensure in the United States or transcripts noting you are near the end of the program
  • College GPA of at least 2.0. However, applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another major are considered 2nd baccalaureate students.
    • GPA (from the 1st bachelor's degree) of at least 2.5 or higher is required.
  • Completion of the following Prerequisite courses including the Basic GE Courses (the golden 4 are noted with a *)
    • It is recommended that you obtain GE Certification from a community college prior to admission.

CSUDH School of Nursing has collaboratively worked with community colleges in the surrounding area to help the transfer process to be seamless.

View the Roadmap for LA Harbor College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF].

View the Roadmap for El Camino College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF].

Nursing Program Prerequisite CourseCSU GE-Breadth Area
• Oral communication *A1
• Written communication *A2
• Critical thinking *A3
• Statistics *B4
• College Chemistry: general, inorganic, organic or integrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken) †B1, (B3)
• Human anatomy (with required lab)B2, B3
• Human physiology (with required lab)B2, B3
• Microbiology (with required lab)B2, B3

† Chemistry Requirement

In order for a chemistry course to be credited, the course must contain the 4 components below:

  • Meets the criteria of CSU GE-breadth area
  • Has a lab component (if required at the institution where the course was taken)
  • Cannot be a prerequisite course of another chemistry course
  • Includes general, inorganic, organic, or integrated chemistry

For the applicants who are denied for admission due to the chemistry requirement and wish to appeal, please visit the university's Admissions Criteria & Appeals page. If you have additional questions, you can contact the Transfer Center at (310) 243-3422. (02/20/2014)

How to Apply

  • Bookmark and familiarize yourself with the School of Nursing website.
  • Submit a University Admission Application at CSUMentor.
  • Submit Official transcripts to Admissions and Records.
  • Memorize your CSUDH Student ID#. This will be provided by Admissions and Records.

If you meet the above requirements, you can apply online at CSUMentor.

  • The nursing major code for CSU Dominguez Hills is #12031.
  • The cost to apply is $55.00. If you are applying after November 1 for Spring semester, or after April 1 for Fall semester, include a $15 late fee.
  • Have your sealed official transcripts sent to CSUDH Admissions & Records Office.

Important Dates

TermCSU Mentor Application submission period beginning
FallOctober 1
SpringAugust 1
  • Dates may be modified based on University needs

Admissions and Deadline Information

Application Checklist for Transfer Students
Important Dates You Should Know

An official transcript is required from each college or university attended. Send transcripts directly to Admissions and Records, NOT to Nursing. Additionally, request a copy to be sent directly to yourself for your personal portfolio. Transcripts should be ordered at least 4 weeks prior to the respective deadline date, and it is strongly suggested that prior schools send all transcripts directly to you so can forward them to CSUDH Admissions and Records office directly. Transcripts are “official” as long as they are not opened.

At any time, you may check your application status by calling (310) 243-3645 or via MyCSUDH. Because the application process takes about six to eight weeks, it is strongly suggested that you check your application status three to four weeks after submission to ensure that your materials are being processed. Contact the University Advising Center at BSNge@csudh.edu should you have questions regarding G.E. courses. Be sure to indicate that you are a Nursing student, as there are some Nursing courses that count toward G.E. units.