Path2BSN Admissions

Admission DeadlinesAdmission Requirements | Prerequisites 

How to Apply | Admission Timeline & Deferrals

Application Deadlines

Autumn 2021: Closed
Spring 2022: Opens July 8, 2021  |  Deadline: October 30, 2021
Summer 2022: Opens January 16, 2022  |  Deadline: March 31, 2022
Autumn 2022: Opens April 1, 2022  |  Deadline: June 30, 2022

This information is intended for students who plan to be enrolled in courses in an Associate degree in nursing program at one of our partner institutions and in courses through Ohio State’s Path2BSN program at the same time, through concurrent enrollment. Certain conditions for concurrent enrollment may exist depending on the school. This agreement does not guarantee financial aid. For further assistance please contact us at  

If you are a soon-to-be or recent graduate from an Associate degree in nursing program, you will, apply to the RN to BSN program.


Admission Requirements

Enrolled in the Associate degree program at one of our seven community college partners

Central Ohio Technical College 
Columbus State Community College 
Clark State Community College 
Edison State Community College 
Marion Technical College 
North Central State College 
Rhodes State College

Cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75-3.2 on a 4.0 scale will be evaluated on an individual basis for admission.  

Cumulative GPAs include all coursework attempted at the undergraduate level at all schools and are calculated by Ohio State's Graduate and Professional Admissions office. 

Applicants who are current or former Ohio State students must also have an Ohio State GPA of 2.0 or greater.

Completed all prerequisite coursework with qualifying grades

Applicants must complete all required prerequisite coursework with a grade of C- or better on each course prior to enrollment in the program. See the section below for more details on the prerequisite course requirements. 

For students who took courses in Spring, Summer, or Autumn 2020 or Spring and Summer 2021, please visit our pass/no pass policy page for more information on requirements.



The following prerequisite courses or equivalents taken at other institutions are required prior to enrollment into the Path2BSN program. These courses must be completed with a C- or better. 

All applicants must complete the following prerequisite coursework: 

  • English Composition - 1 course 
  • Chemistry - 1 course; must include a Lab 
  • 6 credit hours or more of coursework in Introductory Biology, Anatomy, and/or Physiology 
  • Microbiology - 1 course; must include a Lab 

For students who took courses in Spring, Summer and/or Autumn 2020 or Spring and Summer 2021, please visit our pass/no pass policy page for more information on requirements.

Transferring prerequisite courses

You are responsible for verifying that all the courses taken (or planned) at another institution fulfil the prerequisite requirements of the Path2BSN program. Transferred courses must be deemed directly equivalent to one of those Ohio State courses listed below to fulfil a corresponding prerequisite requirement. To determine if a course taken at another institution will be equivalent, first check these resources: Transfer Credit Charts and Transferology. If you are unable to locate your courses through these resources, please email the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at to request assistance with evaluating your courses. Note: Results for course evaluations can take up four weeks. 

Transfer credit deemed general credit or special credit may be required to have courses further evaluated by the appropriate Ohio State department. This evaluation may require the student to produce a syllabus from the term and year each course was completed in order to be evaluated. To learn more about how to resolve transfer credit, please visit our webpage.


How to Apply

To apply for the Path2BSN program, students must complete the following prior to the application deadline

1. Submit the online application.

You can complete an application online through the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions by clicking on the following link. This will be an application for the RN to BSN program. A $60 application fee is required at the time of submission of the application.

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2. Submit your resume

Your resume should be in a similar format to what you would use for a job application. You should include examples of leadership, committee work and certifications received. You may submit this document at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.

3. Submit your personal statement

The personal statement is an opportunity to introduce yourself, to express your interest in the RN to BSN program and to demonstrate your writing skills. The following are some recommended topics to consider when composing your statement: 

  • Current and future educational and/or career goals 
  • Academic record and its reflection on your academic potential 
  • Any formal leadership experiences (charge nurse, department store manager, etc.) 
  • Awards or certifications you have received (work-related, educational, nursing or non-nursing certifications, awards from volunteering, etc.) 
  • Community service or volunteer activities 

The personal statement should be a one-page, single-spaced document with 12-point font and 1-inch margins and should be written in a narrative format. 

You may submit this document at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.

4. Submit your official transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. This includes transcripts for any post-secondary courses taken during high school or of coursework that appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts from Ohio State do not need to be submitted.  

All transcripts must be received by the corresponding application deadline.  

Transcripts should be sent directly by the sending institution by mail or electronic transfer to be considered official. Please request your transcripts early so that they arrive before the deadline. Transcripts can be sent to: 
The Ohio State University 
Graduate Admissions Office 
P.O. Box 182004 
Columbus OH 43218-2004 
You may also upload a copy of an official transcript at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader. Web-based documents, online grade reports and related materials are not acceptable. Documents submitted in this manner are considered unofficial, but will suffice for the purposes of application. If you are admitted, you will be required to supply official transcripts sent directly from your previous institutions. 

For details regarding these methods of submitting transcripts, please visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office’s website. Please direct all transcript related questions to the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office at 614-292-9444 or to

Failure to complete all required steps of this application process by 11:59 pm EST on the day of the posted deadline will result in your application not being considered for admission.  

You can review the status of your application anytime at If you have any questions about the Path2BSN program or the application process, please email


Admission Timeline & Deferrals

All required materials listed above must be submitted by the posted deadline. Please allow up to five business days for the status of materials to be updated on your application status webpage. 

Application decisions are made on a rolling basis. Most applicants will receive a decision on their application within one month of completing the full application process. You can view an overview of the admissions timeline here. 

Students may defer their admittance to a future semester. If you are unable to begin your studies in the term to which you applied, please contact your adviser for further assistance with deferral.

For questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact


In accordance with the non-discrimination policy of The Ohio State University and the College of Nursing, we strictly prohibit any discrimination based upon age, color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, pregnancy, or veteran status in its application, admission, or enrollment practices. 

Ohio State is committed to treating applicants fairly and with dignity and respect. Please click here to review Ohio State’s post-admissions policy.