Application & Admission


Important Dates

We have five admission/start dates per year.

Term/Start Date 

Initial Due Date

Application Closes 

Number of Seats
Fall Semester (August) Start March 15 ~Aug 1 150-175
Mid-Fall Semester (October) Start   July 1   ~October 1 25-50
Spring Semester (January) Start October 1 ~December 15 75-100
Mid-Spring Semester (March) Start    Nov 15 ~March 1 50-75
Summer Session (May) Start March 15 ~May 1 50
  • Application for admission to the RN Baccalaureate Completion Program is a separate process in addition to applying to the University.
  • Application by the initial due date is encouraged so that you may register when your registration window opens.
  • We review program applications every 1-2 weeks
  • Program admission notification will be E-MAILED within 2-3 weeks of your application to the program.

Applications We Are currently Accepting

Spring 2023 Application

Mid- Spring 2023 Application

  • March 13, 2023 Start Date
  • Link to application: https://mnsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gwoXGJGWAz7H26
  • INITIAL DUE DATE: November 15, 2022, but we will continue to accept applications until ~March 1, 2023 with our guaranteed admission process. 
  • Note: If your graduation date is December, 2022 or prior, you qualify for this application date.

Summer 2023 Application

Fall 2023 Application

Guaranteed Admission to Term Applied for

Admission is guaranteed for all qualified applicants (see admission requirements) so long as they are fully admitted to the University and transfer evaluation is complete by the time the application closes. Early application (at least two weeks prior to when classes start)  is encouraged so that the University has time to complete the transfer evaluation process and so that you can register for classes.


Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Unrestricted RN License (by program start*)
  • Completion of at least 30 college semester credits
  • Minimum total cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Minimum C grade in previous nursing courses
  • A statistics course is no longer required 

*Full admission to the RN Baccalaureate Completion Program requires students to have an unrestricted RN License prior to the program start date. Students may apply to the program prior to sitting for the RN-NCLEX.

Admission to the program is contingent upon a student’s enrollment in at least one course during the admitted term.


Application Procedures

1. Apply and receive admission to the University for the intended semester start date.
  • Undergraduate Admissions: Transfer Applicant Checklist
  • If you were previously admitted to the University, but did not enroll in coursework, please submit a new application to the University indicating your intended start date.
2. Request official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions
  • Official evaluation of credits are completed by the Office of the Registrar, and only for admitted University students.
  • Transcripts from other Minnesota State institutions may be transferred electronically by completing a request at:https://onestop.mnsu.edu/app/registrar
  • After you’ve been admitted to MSUM, our Registration and Academic Records Office will evaluate your completed coursework, and you will receive an official report (DARS Report) of how your credits will transfer. That report will be available in your e-Servicesaccount 7-10 days after you are admitted. After that, you will log in to e-Services using your Star ID and password.
  • All applicants should review their transfer evaluation or Degree Audit Report to confirm all transfer coursework is listed.
3. Submit online program application by deadline.

Admission Decisions

GUARANTEED ADMISSION TO TERM APPLIED FOR

  • Admission is guaranteed for all qualified applicants (see admission requirements) so long as they are fully admitted to the University and transfer evaluation is complete by the time the application closes. Early application to the university (at least two weeks prior to the closing of the RN-BS Program application) is encouraged so that the University has time to complete the transfer evaluation process.

Admission Notification

Admission letters will be emailed within four weeks after the application deadline. All letters will be emailed to the applicant’s email address provided on the program application.