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Prospective Freshmen

Students at Clemson University School of Nursing

With limited space, nursing is often one of the most competitive majors for entry at Clemson University. Acceptance letters are extended to more than our targeted number of 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:

  • High school class rank
  • High school GPA
  • SAT or ACT scores

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

Nursing Program Expansion
In collaboration with Greenville Health System (GHS), Clemson University will expand its nursing program in Greenville – an effort that will more than double enrollment in Clemson’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, help meet the growing need for nurses, and bolster health innovation and research efforts in upstate South Carolina. The collaboration will also expand student clinical placements within the Greenville Health System.

With this program expansion, entering freshmen in 2016 and beyond will have the opportunity to be part of one of two cohorts – a Clemson-based traditional cohort or a Greenville-based program expansion cohort – beginning in the fall of their junior year. Transportation will be provided between the two sites of instruction. Click here for more information.

General Campus Visitation Information
Clemson University provides general campus tours through the Class of 1944 Visitor's Center. Use the links below to find the information you need. 

School of Nursing Visitation Information

Due to the high volume of individual requests, the School of Nursing hosts group sessions to provide prospective students with information about the program. Led by nursing advisors, group sessions include information about the admissions process and program curriculum. Space is limited, and advanced reservation is required. Participation in group sessions in no way influences admission’s decisions.

The School of Nursing will host information sessions during the fall and spring semesters. Registration for spring information sessions will be available on this site by February, 2019.

For prospective students who visit but are unable to attend a group information session, information packets are available at the front desk in 309 Edwards Hall.

For any questions not answered here, please contact:
Valerie Oonk
309 Edwards Hall
(864) 656-2651

Academic Program Fee Assessment
Full time: $1000 per semester, beginning in the first semester of enrollment in the nursing program. More information can be found here.

Honors Application
Outstanding high school seniors applying for 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.