Nursing Admission Requirements
For those currently enrolled in college, readmitted students and transfer students:
- High School diploma or GED.
- Eligible to take or have completed Freshman English I (ENG 101) or equivalent.
- Eligible to take Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102) or equivalent, or have completed Elementary Algebra (MAT 101) with a 2.0 or higher.
- Completed High School AP Biology (score of 3, 4, or 5); Intro to Biology (BIO 110); General Bio (BIO 101- prior to Spring 2008); or Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 111), with a grade of 2.0 or better (within 5 years of applying).
- Successful completion of High School Regents Chemistry, or its equivalent with a grade of 75 or higher; or High School AP Chemistry (score 3,4,or 5); or Elements of Chemistry & Physics (CHM 120) or a college Chemistry course (with lab) with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or a passing grade on the Chemistry I CLEP examination within 10 years.
- GPA: students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.75.
- Number of acceptable credits completed towards the degree.
- Admissions to this program is selective. Students must apply for acceptance into this program through the Admissions Office. If the student is a New, Transfer or Re-admit to the college, this application will also be treated as the general application for admission. Consideration for admission is based on the completion of all mandatory academic and departmental eligibility requirements, highest combination of GPA, TEAS score and credits completed towards the degree, Orange County residency, and seat availability.
- All requirements must be completed and a program application form must be submitted to the Admissions Office before February 1 for the fall semester at the Middletown Campus and October 1 for the spring semester at the Newburgh Campus.
- Department Specific Requirements: Completion of an online pre-admission orientation. At this orientation, students will receive and sign off on information pertaining to health forms, program standards, mandatory CPR certification, and criminal record & drug screening policies. All students must submit to a criminal background check and urine drug screening.
- Applicants of the Nursing program will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and receive a minimum score of BASIC. Visit the Testing Center for more information.
- An additional diagnostic Arithmetic Assessment Test will be administered during the first week of classes.
- A minimum grade of C is required in all laboratory science courses for progression in the program.
- Program completion time for students is to be no longer than three years once a student enrolls in the first nursing course.
- There is a part-time evening program (11.5 credits per semester) for which students are not eligible for T.A.P.
- It is recommended that all required general education courses be completed before registering for the core Nursing courses in the evening program.
- The Educational Mobility section of this website, provides additional information for students interested in advanced placement through the LPN to RN transition program.
- Before readmission or advanced placement admission, students are required to complete a special non-credit course.
- Readmitted and advanced placement students to nursing courses must be reviewed individually.
All accepted students must successfully complete a physical examination which includes a Tuberculosis screening and ten panel drug test. Students will not be allowed in the clinical area without a completed physical examination on file with the college.
All accepted students must complete a criminal background check and meet clinical agency standards to be allowed in the clinical area.
In order to be a student in the nursing program, the above standards for clinical agency placement must be met.
For additional information, please visit the Admissions Office website
Patricia Cal, DNP, MSN
Bio-Tech Bldg, Rm 212
Kaplan Hall, Rm 319
Important Information For International - Nonimmigrant Students
All application forms should be received by the Office of Admissions on or before the following dates:
- March 1st for all Summer Sessions (only for domestic transfers)
- June 1st for the Fall Semester beginning in August
- October 1st for the Spring Semester beginning in January
Student Immigration Status (F-1)
The Form I-20 (application for F-1 student immigration status) CANNOT be sent to you until you are officially accepted as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student at SUNY Orange. All admissions paperwork must be submitted and all requirements met (see items 1-7 below) BEFORE the deadlines above. International students must be enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) each semester to maintain F-1 status.
COMPLETE AND SUBMIT the following documents and credentials:
- Apply online
- Pay $30 application fee
- Submit all necessary forms/requirements (Items 2-7 below)
2. Secondary School:
You must have the equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma to be accepted to SUNY Orange.
Send us original or officially certified copies of your high school/secondary school credentials (including grade/mark sheets, examination scores, certificates and diplomas). Original documents will be returned to you.
If the original documents are not from an English speaking Country or province, the credentials must be translated course-by-course into English by either your National Consulate* or a recognized official translation agency* with their seal of authenticity and accuracy. We suggest Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org)*. Personal translations cannot be accepted.
*Please note that there may be an evaluation/translation fee.
3. University or post-secondary:
Students who have completed college course work outside the United States must submit a course-by–course evaluation report prepared by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (www.naces.org)*. SUNY Orange will not review University coursework without a course-by-course evaluation report.
If you are currently in the United States studying on a student visa (F-1), and wish to transfer to SUNY Orange, you must also bring the Transfer Student Form (.PDF | .txt) to your international adviser to complete and fax to the SUNY Orange Office of Admissions at 845-342-8662.
*Please note that there may be an evaluation/translation fee.
Each application to SUNY Orange must present positive evidence of proficiency in the English language. If your native language is not English, you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)*. One of the following minimum scores is required:
- The Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) - 73
- The Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT) - 200
- The Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT) - 533
*The score reports must be mailed directly from the testing service.
5. Download and complete the following forms in English as instructed (these forms will download off the www.suny.edu website):
- SUNY English Proficiency Report (PDF)
- SUNY Financial Statement (PDF):
This form must be notarized/certified. You must show evidence of sufficient financial support (at least $22,000 U.S. dollars) for one academic year. Please be aware that the same amount will be needed for the second year of study (See Estimated College Costs form below). Remember to attach all required verification on the statement form.
-It is highly recommended that you retain a notarized/certified copy of the completed SUNY Financial Statement to present to the USCIS Official at the U.S. Embassy along with your student visa application. Check with the U.S. Embassy for information on the required SEVIS fee.
-All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, which is done in-person. You may choose to download the SUNY Orange Estimated Costs for International Students.
-International Students are subject to the non-New York State resident tuition rate. See section on Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses for more information. F-1 students are not eligible for financial aid.
6. Immunization Requirements:
All full-time students must comply with New York State Public Health Law Section 2165 which requires all students born on, or after January 1, 1957 to demonstrate proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. You will receive additional information regarding the above should you be accepted to SUNY Orange.
7. Placement Assessment:
All accepted students to SUNY Orange must take a placement assessment (cost is $25) in English (writing and reading skills) and Mathematics. Students will be required to take this assessment upon their arrival at the college and before enrolling in any courses. To register, click here.
Information about housing:
SUNY Orange does not have dormitories or any other approved housing. Students who choose to live in the Middletown area will have to assume the responsibility of finding their own accommodations and making rental arrangements. If you plan to look for housing in the area, we strongly recommend that you begin your search 4-6 weeks in advance of your starting semester.
Students with Tourist Visas (B-1, B-2):
U.S. Immigration Law states that anyone who arrived in the United States on a Tourist Visa on or after April 12, 2002 are not permitted to enroll for a full course of study.
**For additional information regarding international admission, please contact Maynard Schmidt, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, at Maynard.Schmidt@sunyorange.edu.**
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