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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
To address the nation’s growing nursing shortage, Clemson University and the Greenville Health System have submitted a plan for a unique, collaborative program expansion. The partnership will enable Clemson to increase the number of students accepted into the nursing program and expand student clinical placements within the Greenville Health System.

With this partnership, entering freshmen in 2016 and beyond will have the opportunity to be part of one of two cohorts – the Clemson University School of Nursing or the Clemson University School of Nursing Greenville, beginning in the fall of their junior year. Click here for more information.

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. 

Arranging a Visit
Due to the high volume of individual requests, the School of Nursing holds group sessions to provide prospective students information about the program. Led by nursing advisors, group sessions include information about the admissions process as well as curriculum information. Most sessions are held on Friday afternoons and last approximately one hour. Space is limited and advanced reservation is required. Note that participation in group sessions in no way influences admissions decisions. To sign up for a group session, click on this online form. If you are unable to attend a group session, the information shared in group sessions can be picked up at our office from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except weekends and University holidays).

For any questions not answered here, please contact:
Kristin Goodenow 

Director and Nursing Advisor

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences Academic Advising Center 

309 Edwards - (864) 656-5495 

Jolene Hoover
Nursing Academic Advisor
309 Edwards Hall - (864) 656-2651

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.

CBSHS Living-Learning Community
The CBSHS 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. More information about the CBSHS Living-Learning Community can be found here and here. Also see the CBSHS Living-Learning Community Student Speak Videos to hear stories from seven students who have experienced why the CBSHS Living-Learing Community is a great opportunity.