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Admission & Progression Policies

The following are approved admission criteria for all pre-nursing students who desire to be admitted into the Department of Nursing.

A complete admission packet (see your Advisor for details) must be submitted by the designated due date, at the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year (no late applications will be accepted) to the:

Students Service Center
College of Health & Behavioral Sciences
Price Bldg. 111
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.7143

  1. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for admission is 3.0.
  2. All pre-requisites must be completed by the end of the applying semester: Spring, sophomore year.
  3. Beginning with the Class of 2024 in Fall 2020, and all subsequent transfer students, and regardless of where the course is taken,\
    • students will be allowed to repeat only one identified Science course (A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, and Pathophysiology);
    • Students will be allowed to transfer in two of the four identified Science courses; at least two (2) Science courses must be completed at Delaware State University.
    • Science courses that are 5 years or older are not considered or transferrable.
    • A minimum grade of B is required for each of the four identified Science courses.
    • The ATI TEAS test, BSN version, is the required pre-admission test for applicants  to the nursing major. 
  4. The total TEAS score is the only score considered for admission to the nursing major. Total scores for the ATI TEAS are reported as levels and a total score at the PROFICIENCY LEVEL of achievement is the minimum acceptable level for candidates applying to the nursing major. Test results are valid for two years from the date of the application to the nursing major.
  5. In case of a tie, ranking of candidates will be based upon the TEAS highest total percentile score.
  6. The ATI TEAS may be taken no more than 3 times and must be taken at a certified testing site (PSI testing site) as listed on the ATI TEAS web site. DSU is one of these sites. Remediation is strongly recommended prior to any second attempt. To assist you, remediation topics for review will be reported in the test results.  In addition, test preparation materials are listed on the ATI TEAS web site.
  7. The student must register and pay for the ATI TEAS exam online (required) prior to taking the test; the purchase of test preparation materials is optional. Costs are listed on the ATI TEAS web site.

Approved by Department of Nursing May, 2014 Effective:  August 24, 2014
Revised May 2020 Effective:  August 25, 2020