Accelerated BSN

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Admission Information

Admission criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (Applicants must hold the degree before beginning the Accelerated BSN program.); 
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (Hours from all previously attempted coursework are used in calculating the cumulative GPA.);
  • A minimum ACT® super-score of 21 (scores on transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted);
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses from an accredited college or university by the time the nursing program begins, with a minimum "C" grade in each course;
  • If an applicant has been dismissed from any nursing program, one year must pass from date of dismissal to date of eligibility into any UMMC School of Nursing program.

Oxford Campus Admission Criteria

Preference for admission to the Accelerated BSN program will be extended to qualified Ole Miss graduates first. If a full cohort is not achieved each year, candidates from other schools may be considered.

Qualified Ole Miss graduates include those who meet the aforementioned Accelerated BSN admission criteria and one of the following criteria:

  • Currently working toward a University of Mississippi graduate or undergraduate degree and hold the degree by program entry in August;
  • Have graduated from the University of Mississippi within the past two years;
  • Hold a University of Mississippi degree that is more than two years old but currently enrolled in prerequisite coursework at the University of Mississippi;
  • Hold a non-UM degree but currently enrolled in prerequisite coursework at the University of Mississippi and have completed a minimum of 31 hours of coursework at Ole Miss before the program start date in August.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation (.pdf) (both campuses)


For the Accelerated BSN program, you must complete 62 hours of prerequisite coursework. However, many of these prerequisites are classes that you more than likely completed in your bachelor's program. Additional prerequisites may be completed at the college, university or community college of your choice. If you have questions regarding prerequisites or your application's status, please call (601) 984-1080 or (601) 815-0124.

Additional academic policies and regulations (.pdf) (including those pertaining to admission compliance, orientation, registration and examinations)