Direct Admission from High School

High school students apply directly to the University of Cincinnati's nursing major and compete for direct admission to the program.

UC College of Nursing evaluates applications with a holistic criteria that considers high school grade point average, a personal statement, an essay, recommendation letters, honors, awards, leadership roles, volunteer and work experiences, and more.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or preparatory school
  • Completion of 19 units in these college-preparatory subjects: English (4 units), math (4 units), science (3 including 1 biology and 1 chemistry unit with at least a B grade), social studies (3 units) and electives (5 units). (Foreign language, anatomy & physiology, upper-division science courses, and honors, advanced placement or dual-enrollment courses are recommended.)
  • Recommended minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed application and submission of high school or preparatory school transcripts

Application Deadlines

The early acceptance deadline is Dec. 1 of high school students' senior year. Applications are not accepted beyond that date.

Offers are made based on space availability. Visit the Office of Admissions' Undergraduate section for information on The Common Application and deadlines.

Social/Behavioral Interviews

The college assesses selected candidates using social/behavioral interviews, which are completed virtually through our partner Kira Talent. Applicants selected for an interview will receive an email invitation and must complete the recorded, one-way video interview within a certain period of time.

Not all candidates will be invited to join the interviewing process—some applicants will be offered immediate admission, while others will be immediately denied admission. Those who are invited to participate in the (optional) interviews will have the opportunity to increase their competitiveness and learn more about their fit with the program.