Admission Requirements

We're excited that you're interested in joining our Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program. In order to be considered for admission, you'll need to request a free transcript evaluation.

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Application and Fee

You’ll need to complete a UIC application and pay a $60 non-refundable fee at the time of application. The fee must be paid via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are all accepted).

Admission Deadlines

Applications are accepted at any time during the year. Cohorts for the RN to BSN online degree completion program start in January, June, and August of each year. However, all required materials must be received by the dates listed below.

Semester Start Date
Spring 2019 January 14, 2019
Summer 2019 June 15, 2019



To be accepted to our RN to BSN program, you must have an overall transferable GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.


Individuals with a current RN license issued in the U.S. or who are waiting to sit for the NCLEX exam may apply for the program. Proof of passing NCLEX must be provided before the start of the program’s second course.

Required Non-Nursing Courses

Students must complete the following requirements (57 transferable credit hours) prior to or after enrollment in the RN to BSN online degree completion program.

Specific Course Requirements Semester Hours
English Composition I & II 6
Chemistry 4–5
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Microbiology* 4
Nutrition 3
Life Span Human Growth
and Development

*Courses not currently available online through UIC

General Education Requirements Semester Hours
Understanding the Individual & Society 3
Understanding the Past 3
Understanding the Creative Arts 3
Exploring World Cultures 3
Understanding U.S. Society 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 13–14

The general education requirements may be completed online at UIC through Online PathwaysSee which subject areas we recommend to fulfill our general education requirements.


Official transcripts are required from all prior colleges and universities attended, including prior attendance at any campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Transcripts are considered official if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • The issuing institution sends the transcripts directly to:
    UIC Extended Campus (MC 140)
    1333 South Halsted, Suite 205
    Chicago, IL 60607-5019
  • The transcripts are certified as true copies by an official of the educational institution, an embassy official or an appropriate government official if they are sent by the issuing institution and received by UIC in a sealed, unopened envelope.

You can receive a free transcript evaluation whether or not you have your official transcripts. Learn more about the benefits of a transcript evaluation before you complete an application.

Graduation Requirement

In order to be awarded the bachelor’s degree, you must complete an upper division liberal arts course prior to finishing the RN-BSN degree completion program. This course must transfer to UIC as a 200-level course or above and is typically satisfied by either the Microbiology or Life Span Human Growth and Development course.