Path2BSN Admissions

Application Deadlines

This program admits students every semester. Path2BSN applicants taking nursing courses towards their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) are able to submit an application to enroll concurrently in Ohio State’s online RN to BSN program as early as their second-to-last semester in their ADN program.

  • Spring
    Opens: July 1
    Deadline: October 30
  • Summer
    Opens: January 16
    Deadline: March 31
  • Autumn
    Opens: April 1
    Deadline: June 30

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Admission Requirements | How to Apply | Admission Timeline & Deferrals

This information is intended for students who plan to be enrolled in courses in an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) 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 ADN program outside of our seven partner institutions, please refer to our 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

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA met

A cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale is needed, however, applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA between 2.75-3.2 on a 4.0 scale are still encouraged to apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis for admission.

Your cumulative GPA includes all coursework attempted at the undergraduate level and is 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 in order to be eligible for admission.


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. If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from a partner institution within the last year, you would select the “Path2BSN option” on the RN to BSN application. A $60 application fee is required at the time of submission of the application.

The application includes a set of essay questions that you must answer. You may begin an application and exit it after saving your progress and then can continue it later. This will allow you to work on the essay questions outside of the application or in multiple sittings if needed. Once an application is submitted, all responses are final and cannot be changed.

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2. Submit your official transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended at both 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 The Ohio State University do not need to be submitted.

Transcripts should be submitted directly by the sending institution by mail or electronic transfer to be considered official. Please request your transcripts be sent early so 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


Applicants may upload a copy of an official transcript at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader. However, documents submitted in this manner are considered unofficial, but will suffice for the purposes of application. Web based documents, online grade reports, and related materials are not acceptable. If an applicant is admitted, they will be required to supply official transcripts sent direct from your previous institutions.

For details regarding these methods of submitting transcripts, please visit The Ohio State University 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 p.m. ET 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 and 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.