Declining Admission

Although there is no limit on the number of times you may apply for admission, there is a limit on the number of offers of admission that you can decline. If you refuse an offer of admission two times, you are ineligible for future admission to the BSN program on any Indiana University campus.


If you have questions, want more information, or need assistance with the application process, please contact our pre-nursing advisor at 812.348.7200.


Application Scoring & Categorization

Admission to the Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at IUPUC is competitive and depends on the number of applicants for each admission cycle and how your application scores compare with the scores of other students.

Application Scoring

When you are considered for admission, your prerequisite coursework grade point average (GPA) and test results are weighted according to these percentages.

Science/math GPA: 50 percent

A minimum of 11 credit hours in the following:

  • BIOL-N 261 Anatomy
  • MATH-M 118 Finite Math
  • Critical/analytical/science selection

General education GPA: 30 percent

Your GPA in general education courses including:

  • ENG-W 131 English Composition
  • PSY-B 104/B 105 Introductory Psychology
  • SOC-R 100 Introductory Sociology
  • Cluster courses (generally three) to reach eligibility of 29-31 credit hours:
    • Communication cluster (one course maximum)
    • Social competency cluster (one course maximum)
    • Cultural diversity cluster (two courses maximum)
    • Humanistic appreciation cluster (one course maximum)

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-V) composite score: 20 percent

The TEAS exam may be taken no more than two times in two years. If you have taken the exam more than twice in the past two years, only the first two score sets will be considered. Exam scores are valid for two years. The composite score of your test will be used for your admission application.

If you have taken the test only once, your first composite score will be used. If you take the test a second time, the second composite score will be used even if it is lower than the first score.

Please read and review this general information we’ve provided about the TEAS V exam, including how to create your account, register for the exam, request your test scores, and more.

Admission Categories

All applicants for the BSN program are categorized in order to meet geographic priorities for nursing needs.

  • Category A: Applicants who have completed over half (51 percent or more) of the credit hours required for application at IUPUC, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), or Indiana University Bloomington (IUB).
  • Category B: Applicants who have completed over half (51 percent or more) of the credit hours required for application at an IU campus other than IUPUC, IUPUI, and/or IUB (i.e., IU Northwest, IU South Bend, IU Kokomo, IU East, or IU Southeast).
  • Category C: Applicants who have completed over half (51 percent or more) of the credit hours required for application at a school outside the IU educational system, such as at Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University, or Ball State University.

Applicants in Category A who have completed at least 12 credit hours of prerequisite coursework at IUPUC and/or whose permanent residence is in the Indiana Workforce Region 9 service area* or the IUPUC service area will receive priority consideration for admission.

* These counties include Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Ohio, Ripley, Shelby, and Switzerland.

Admission Status

Your pre-nursing GPA will be calculated at the conclusion of the spring semester so that grades earned in spring courses can be included. Then, your application will be ranked in the appropriate application category according to your admission score.

  • Please develop a back-up plan in case you are not offered admission.
  • You might choose to continue taking general education courses with the intention of applying at another time or work on courses toward a minor.
  • Or you might choose to change majors and/or schools if not admitted.
  • Once you learn your admission status, adjust your course schedule so that it is aligned with your back-up plan.

All applicants for admission to the BSN program at IUPUC are notified by U.S. mail if they have been accepted. Acceptance letters are mailed in June for admission in the fall semester beginning in August.

Transferring to Another IU Campus

Accepting admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Columbus means that you intend to attend and graduate from IUPUC.

  • Please do not apply for admission to IUPUC’s nursing program if you do not intend to attend and graduate from IUPUC.
  • Opportunities for students to transfer into IU’s nursing program in Indianapolis or Bloomington are rare.
  • If you want to complete the BSN on a campus other than IUPUC, you must complete separate applications for admission to IU Bloomington or IUPUI.

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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