Applicants should submit to the Registrar the following materials:

  • Submit a $60 non-refundable application fee due at the time of application submission.
  • Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or better in the required 60 hours of nursing prerequisites, and a minimum of 3.0 or better in the required science prerequisites.
  • Submit one official transcript of all course work from each college or university previously attended directly to the Registrar's Office.  Electronic submission is preferred; (If you have previous college coursework from another country other than the USA, you must have coursework evaluated by a Credentialing Service. This information will be use to determine what courses can be used to satisfy the prerequisites.  Please submit an official copy of the credentialing service evaluation to the Registrar’s Office.)
  • To be considered, you must complete at least 40 hours of the required 60 hours of prerequisite work by the program application deadline. 8 hours, of those 40 hours, must be from the science prerequisites of: Human Anatomy and Physiology , Microbiology,  Chemistry. If you are admitted into the program ALL 60 hours of prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program.
  • Submit completion of the HESI A2 Entrance Exam. Registration can be accessed by contacting Elsevier. A minimum score of 75% is recommended on each section (math, reading comprehension, vocabulary/general knowledge, grammar, anatomy and physiology, critical thinking). HESI scores taken more than twice will not be accepted.  View the registration instructions at  (The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is not required for the RN-BSN program).

Additional Requirements (if admitted into program):

Acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of outstanding prerequisites (if any), immunization screening, immigration status clearance, Health Care Provider Basic Life Support CPR certification, clearance of the mandatory drug screening test and mandatory criminal background check. 

Please note: that all new students must successfully clear the Criminal Background check and Drug Screening prior to enrollment. We recommend that all applicants review the policies in advance at

For more information contact:

Office of Registrar
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin, Suite 2250
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-500-3361
Fax: 713-500-3356

Mailing Address:
Office of The Registrar
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
PO Box 20036
Houston, Texas 77225-0036