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The nursing application period for Fall 2023 has closed. Applications for Fall 2024 will be available in early Spring 2024. The requirements for admission to the Department can be found here

A completed application consists of:
1. an acceptable reading score on the Nursing Reading Test
2. an acceptable score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
3. a completed nursing application
4. three completed letters of reference
5. official transcripts from each college/university attended
6. application fee paid via application link

Nelson Denny Reading Test

The Nelson Denny Reading Test will be offered Tuesday, October 10th at 9AM and Wednesday, November 8th at 2PM in room 2045. Email Ms. Brandy Ortego at to register.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS will be offered Friday, November 17th at 10AM. Email Ms. Brandy Ortego at before 2PM, Wednesday, November 15th to register. The $70 fee will be paid via debit/credit card the day of the TEAS. You may also register to take the TEAS online at then download and email your score report to

Admission GPA

Admission to the Department of Nursing for Fall 2024 is based on grades through Fall 2023. Since most admission letters are issued in May, spring grades are not utilized in calculating your admission GPA. Please note, the admission GPA for nursing will include any grade of D or F previously attained at any college in a required course in the nursing curriculum of University of Holy Cross. The repeat/delete policy of the University does not apply for admission purposes to the Department of Nursing. After admission letters are issued by mid-May and, if space is available, spring grades may be utilized to determine eligibility until all available spaces are filled.