ADN to BSN Admission Requirements


To be considered for admission to the ABC program, applicants must:  

  • Be a California resident
  • Meet admission requirements to Sacramento State
  • Complete and submit the application packet
  • Submit official transcripts of all institutions attended
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.6 based on the last 60 semester units of graded transferable course work

A supplemental writing or oral communication document may be required. Program admission is contingent upon meeting the requirements outlined above and passing a drug screening and background check.

Pre-Admission Courses

The following classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to submitting an application:

  • Anatomy (with a lab)
  • Physiology (with a lab)
  • Microbiology (with a lab)
  • Chemistry (integrated or organic chemistry are recommended)
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Statistics
  • Critical Thinking

Application Process

Applying to the program is a three part process:

  1. Be selected by one of the partnering community colleges. Please contact the community college directly for their program application and selection process.
    Sierra Community College:
    Sacramento City College:
    American River College:
  2. Apply to the bachelor’s degree program by submitting the following materials as a complete admission packet:
  • Program Application
  • One set of official, sealed transcripts of all colleges and universities attended other than Sacramento State (unofficial transcripts can be used for initial evaluation)
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee (check or money order payable to Sacramento State)

Please submit all materials as a single package to:

College of Continuing Education
Attn: ADN to BSN Collaborative
3000 State University Drive 
Sacramento, CA 95819
  1. Apply to Sacramento State as an undergraduate student by completing the following materials:
  • Online CSU application through
  • $55 non-refundable application processing fee (to expedite processing, we recommend paying online with a credit card)