GAP Nursing Program

Admission into nursing programs is extremely competitive, but select students who choose to begin their college career at Wesleyan are given the opportunity to apply for the Guaranteed Acceptance Program (GAP). 


GAP Admission Requirements

  • Apply and be accepted to Wesleyan College. Apply for free here.
  • Complete the free GAP Application.
  • Submit one page personal statement essay highlighting unique characteristics and abilities of self, explanation of personal interest in healthcare as a profession, and any personal life events that have prompted interest in a nursing career. Limit essay to one page; longer essays may negatively impact your application.
  • Submit two academic references, sent to One must be from a high school science teacher.


Minimum criteria for Nursing admission

Students admitted to the GAP are required to meet the same requirements while at Wesleyan before beginning the nursing program as other students applying to the School of Nursing, but GAP students who meet the following criteria are given priority over any other applicants to the nursing program.

  • Maintain continual full-time enrollment in good standing with Wesleyan College between enrollment to the College and entrance to the nursing program
  • Complete all general education courses.
  • Must have a grade of “C” or higher in pre-nursing Math, Science, and Psychology courses.
  • Earn an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 and complete the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam taken at Wesleyan with a minimum score of 75.0%.
  • Meet clinical requirements for admission to the nursing program as listed in the College Catalogue.
  • Meet all Wesleyan Division of Nursing enrollment requirements and begin nursing program within 5 semesters (not including summer semesters) from College entrance.

High school seniors admitted to Wesleyan College as first-year students who do not meet the GAP requirements or who are denied admission to the GAP Program will still be listed as “pre-nursing” majors and may still apply to the nursing program during their sophomore year at Wesleyan.

GAP students may take not more than two courses at other institutions after graduation from high school. Students planning to take transient courses must have courses pre-approved by Division of Nursing faculty and Registrar office.

Please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 447-6610 or with questions about Wesleyan College or the Bachelor of Science nursing program.

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