Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Oct. 15 to begin study spring or autumn quarter 2023.
ABSN application checklist
Follow this checklist to make sure you have everything you need to submit a complete application for admission:
- Check your eligibility
- Order transcripts
- Designate a recommender
- Complete the ABSN application
- Apply to UW
- Apply now
1. Check your eligibility
ABSN applicants must have:
- A baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field, OR sufficient time to complete a bachelor’s degree in time to start the program
- A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 for all completed college-level coursework
- At the time you submit your application, at least three of the Natural World prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for those courses
- A minimum grade of 3.0 (“B”) in each ABSN prerequisite course, including all Natural World courses, Lifespan Growth & Development, and Statistics
- Minimum 100 hours of paid or volunteer health care experience in one setting within a three-month span, completed within 12 months prior to applying
- A clear understanding of the Registered Nurse (RN) role
- Proof of English language proficiency
If you do not meet the minimum requirements above, you should not submit an application at this time.
2. Order transcripts
You must submit a transcript from every school you have attended – including the University of Washington – even if credits from one school appear on the transcript of another. We will accept official or unofficial transcripts.
You will scan or take a high-resolution photo of each transcript, including the reverse side.
Transcripts must be in PDF format.
The School of Nursing may contact you if there are issues reviewing your transcript(s).
3. Designate a recommender
Arrange for your letter of recommendation well in advance of the application deadline. You will designate one recommender who will submit a recommendation letter to your online application. If possible, sit down and discuss this letter with them.
Additional letters of recommendation will not be considered.
An ideal candidate to write your letter of recommendation is someone who has worked with you (e.g., in a work, volunteer, or academic experience) and knows you well enough to speak to your professional qualities and potential as a future nurse.
Family members and personal friends may not write your letter of recommendation.
4. Complete the ABSN application
If you are eligible to apply, go to the online application portal to create your account and complete your online application.
5. Apply to UW
Admissions decisions are emailed to applicants in mid-December. Admitted applicants will then apply for spring or fall quarter to the UW Seattle campus as a post-baccalaureate applicant.
Visit https://admit.washington.edu/apply/postbac/ for more information.
6. Apply now
The 2023 ABSN application is now open.