School of Nursing

Prospective Freshmen

You may visit the University's Undergraduate Admissions site for more information.

Nursing Freshman Admission Overview

The Nursing Program at Clemson University is targeting an enrolled freshmen class of approximately 40 students, effective beginning Fall 2009 semester. This does make admission to Clemson University School of Nursing extremely competitive.  Acceptance letters are extended to more than 40 students, knowing that not all students, who are accepted, will attend Clemson University.  For those students who are admitted as Freshmen, there is no re-application process for progression to the upper level nursing courses.

Generally, Admissions considers three criteria:

  • 1) High School class rank
  • 2) High School GPA
  • 3) SAT or ACT scores

Typically, Nursing does not accept students with an SAT score below 1000, or an ACT score below 22.

For specific information regarding admission criteria, please call Clemson University Admissions at (864) 656-2287 or visit the website at Admissions.

Campus Visitation information

Clemson University provides general campus tours through the Class of 1944 Visitor's Center.  To arrange a visit go to

To arrange a visit to the School of Nursing

Tour options for prospective students:  School of Nursing group tours are available the following dates: 

November 11 (Monday, 9:00-10:30 am)

December 6 (Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm)

January 10, 2014 (Friday, 3 pm)

February 7, 2014 (Friday, 3 pm)

 Space is limited and advanced reservation is required.  Prospective students should e-mail the contact below and include the following:  name, intended date of tour, number of people in group, high school, e-mail and telephone contact information.  Once reservation is confirmed, a location will be sent to all registered attendees.  Tours include an overview of the Nursing curriculum and a tour of the Nursing facilities.  Observation of classes in session is not permitted.  

Tour options after February 15 (typical end of the admission cycle for Nursing majors):  Students accepted into the Nursing program (high school seniors) will be invited to a full visitation day in late March/early April hosted by the Clemson University Student Nurses Association (CU-SNA).  Invitations will be mailed to students.  The Class of 1944 Visitors Center will have designated periods in March and/or April each year where personnel from the College will be available to answer questions about the program.  This will be a primary point of contact for high school freshmen, sophomore, and juniors during this time period.  

Summer tour options:  Tours during the summer months (May through mid-August) should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.  While tour times are schedule permitting and cannot be guaranteed in advance, typically availability during the summer is Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 1:30-3:30 pm and can be arranged through the contact listed below.  Tours will not be given on designated University holidays.  

Please contact:

Kristin Goodenow
Director and Nursing Advisor

College of HEHD Academic Advising Center 

309 Edwards - 864.656.5495 


Honors Application

Outstanding high school seniors applying for 2012 admission to Clemson should also apply for membership in the Calhoun Honors College. For priority notification by February 15 as well as consideration for the National Scholars Program, applicants MUST submit their Honors application online by December 1, and all supporting documents must be submitted by December 15. Please note that all applicants to the Honors College must FIRST submit the Undergraduate Admissions application.

For more information, click on the banner below:

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HEHD Living-Learning Community

The HEHD Living Learning Community is a great opportunity for students who are interested in being in an environment that focuses on the student's education. It is a chance for you to live near people in your major so you can study together.

For more information and to see comments from other freshman in the program, click on the picture below.

living learning students