Undergraduate Prerequisites, Applications, & Deadlines


Students must have 1) minimum 3.0 overall GPA, 2) minimum score of 75 on the TEAS, and 3) minimum 3.0 prerequisite GPA [should be minimum 3.7 to be competitive].

  • GE Area A1 - Oral Communication
  • GE Area A2 - English Composition
  • GE Area A3 - Critical Thinking (SOC 3 recommended) 
  • MATH 11 or PH 92 - Statistics
  • CHEM 3A - Introduction to Chemistry
  • BIOL 64 - Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 65 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 20 - Microbiology

Students taking these courses at a community college please view equivalent courses at your college or visit www.assist.org

For students living in the area, the TEAS can be taken in the Testing Center on our campus (278-2457).  You must contact them to register at least one week in advance.


Admission to the program is a two-step process: (1) admission to the university and (2) admission to the nursing major. Beginning Fall 2014, all prerequisites must be completed by the last day of the application period (March 31 for Fall and August 31 for Spring).  Applicants must meet all criteria for admission to the university and to the nursing major. All students applying to the university must select “pre-nursing” as the desired major.

The university application can be submitted online at www.csumentor.edu.

Those applying for a second bachelor’s in Nursing need to submit the graduate application.

Specific health criteria must be met. Students with recurrent infections or physical limitations who cannot meet clinical course objectives may be unable to satisfactorily complete the requirements for a B.S. in Nursing. Contact the School of Nursing regarding specific requirements.

Program Application Filing Period

The Fall 2015 program application link will be available March 1, 2015 - until March 31, 2015 for students admitted to Fresno State as pre-nursing.

You will be able to access the link by visiting your Student Center beginning March 1st.  You will find the "Program Application" link listed under the "My Admissions and Program Application" section of your Student Center.  Log into myfresnostate.edu using your Fresno State email address & password.  Your student center can be found under "main menu".

Students who wish to apply and are not declared as pre-nursing or are applying for their second bachelor's degree must visit the Student Services Center in McLane Hall 194 to pick up a paper application beginning March 1, 2015.  The March 31st deadline applies.

**Students with prerequisite coursework in progress or who are not accepted to Fresno State are not eligible to apply to the program.

Dates are subject to change. Additional information and applications can be obtained online or by calling Nursing Admissions at (559) 278-5027.

Program Application Process

You will be able to monitor the status of your application in your Student Center by following the same pathway listed above for application submission.

The deadline to complete the TEAS exam for the Fall 2015 admission cycle is March 31, 2015.  The deadline to submit your TEAS score is April 5, 2015. You can only take the TEAS a maximum of 3 times.  You must submit your score to the Student Service Center as either: 1) Hard copy hand-delivered, 2) Scanned and emailed as an attached PDF file to rteniente@csufresno.edu, or 3) Mailed to: 

          Rebecca Teniente
          2345 East San Ramon Ave. M/S MH26
          Fresno, CA 93740

Do not submit your score until the application period begins.

All final notifications of admission or denial will be sent to your Fresno State email account.