Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Co-op Program

High School Students.

Students applying to Drexel's B.S.N. Co-op Program must complete:

  • Two years of high school science, including biology, chemistry, or physics. 
  • Two years of high school social studies.

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Enrollment Management
Drexel University
Phone: 1-800-2-DREXEL

Internal Transfer Students.

Students who wish to transfer from other colleges/schools at Drexel University into the BSN Co-op Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of two quarters or two semesters at Drexel, with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Achievement of "C" or better in science courses that will be applied toward B.S.N. degree.

If a co-op experience has been completed, the site and objectives will be evaluated to determine if it meets the requirements of the B.S.N. Co-op Program nursing curriculum.  

External Transfer Students.

Transfer students are welcome to apply to Drexel University. The transfer student plan of study includes one co-op experience. Depending on number of credits transferred, and whether all prerequisites to clinical courses have been completed, it takes a minimum of three years to complete the degree requirements.

  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • To begin the program at the second-year clinical level, students must complete the following prerequisites:
    • Anatomy I and II with labs
    • General Chemistry I and II with labs
    • Microbiology with lab
    • English I and II
    • General Psychology
    • College Algebra
  • Transfer Credit may also be accepted for the following courses:
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Sociology (Intro to Sociology)
    • Statistics
    • Ethics
    • Nutrition
    • Social Science Elective
    • Humanities Elective
    • 2 Free Elective Courses

All Nursing BSN Co-op Applicants.

All Nursing BSN Co-op applicants: Applicants born outside of the United States are required to take the TOEFL examination. Applicants can be waived from the TOEFL if the applicant was born on a U.S. military base or has completed four years of high school and has a high school diploma from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, or Ireland.
Passing test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT: Minimum combined score of 79 with a 26 score or higher in the speaking section.
  • TOEFL paper-based exam: Total score of 550 and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) exam with a minimum score of 55.