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BSN Application Requirements

Applications Open September 1!

BSN Nursing Application Opens: September 1
BSN Early Admission Deadline: November 15

Deadline to apply to Piedmont College: January 18
BSN Nursing Application Closes: January 29

Candidates must be 18 by August 1, 2021, in order to be considered for admission to the program.

You MUST apply to Piedmont College by January 18, get accepted to Piedmont College, and then apply to the BSN Nursing Program by January 29.

The BSN nursing program begins in the summer on both campuses.

YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL THE STEPS BELOW TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES. Please review all of the steps below and read carefully BEFORE you begin the application process.

Piedmont College offers an Early Decision option for BSN program applicants who have a cumulative 3.25 GPA, at least an 80 on the TEAS, have at least an 85 on the HESI, have at least one required science, math, and English completed, and meet all other admission criteria. The deadline for submission of all required documents for Early Decision is November 15. Applicants will be notified by December 21. If an applicant does not meet early decision criteria, the application will be evaluated during the general admission cycle. The general admission application deadline for nursing remains January 29. Candidates should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a TEAS that is competitive with the national average (current national average is 70), or at least an 80 in each area of the HESI. Candidates must be 18 prior to starting the program in older to apply. Admission is competitive and meeting application requirements does not guarantee an offer to the program. All applicants are also encouraged to apply early as the program slots may fill quickly.

UPDATE: We are now accepting the HESI or the TEAS. You may take either test.


1. Apply to Piedmont College (acceptance to the college is required in order to apply to the BSN program if not currently a student—we cannot process any application until accepted into the college. Currently Piedmont does not charge an application fee. Deadline for applying to Piedmont if not currently enrolled is December 1.
2. All students must have their Piedmont College student ID number in order to complete their nursing application.
3. Students admitted to the BSN program must have no more than 2 outstanding Gen Ed courses PRIOR to beginning the program. These outstanding credits may not include those in the following required areas: Sciences, Math, Statistics, Human Growth and Development, and English. Students who have not met nor are in progress to complete these requirements will not be considered. Due to the rigor of the nursing program, missing more than two general education credits is difficult to accomplish in that all general education must be completed PRIOR to Fall of the last year in the nursing program. Students who fail to complete required general education by Fall of their senior year will be delayed with their graduation.
4. Apply to the BSN program when applications open each September. Currently Piedmont does not charge an application fee for the nursing program. In order to submit your application, you will need ALL of the following ready to upload. Please read these instructions carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. 
  • Complete the application in full and submit official transcripts from all colleges attended as well as any Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores to the Piedmont College admissions office. Review the website for information on pre-requisites. Due to the rigor of nursing programs, admission preference is given to applicants who will have no outstanding pre-requisite courses when the nursing program begins in May. Students who have more than two outstanding courses (other than nutrition) will not be considered. Please be thorough and accurate when entering your current Fall and proposed Spring schedules on the application. Outstanding courses may NOT include English, Science, Math, or Human Growth and Development. These courses MUST be completed PRIOR to enrollment in the May nursing program. Nutrition may be completed in the summer with first semester nursing courses. Students must successfully complete nutrition with a C or higher to progress to fall semester.  Any additional outstanding credits must be completed prior to fall of the last year of the program. Students who do not successfully complete all required pre-requisites may not meet graduation requirements. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to progress in the program
  • Refer to the transfer chart for equivalent courses at another institution
  • Complete the TEAS or HESI exam — you can take it no more than two times per academic year and must wait 30 days between each attempt — results must be from within two academic years of application. Any TEAS scores taken within this time frame must be uploaded with your application. There are several schools with the word "Piedmont" in them. Make sure you select the correct one. Piedmont College does not offer TEAS exam testing. You may visit to find a location near you that will be offering the exam. Local options for TEAS testing includes UNG, UGA, Athens Technical College, Atlanta Metro State College and Georgia Gwinnett College, among others
  • The student should complete a 300 word or less essay. It should be typed, 12 font and double space. You will be able to upload it in your application. The essay question is: What is your philosophy of nursing and how can it have a global impact on healthcare?
  • Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed
5. Choose a Campus: The nursing program is consistent across both campuses with faculty involved in team teaching, clinical sites, and lab/simulation learning. Faculty travel to both campuses to deliver the program. Only the Demorest campus offers on-site housing with a meal-plan. From an accreditation standpoint, we are required to track students across the campus of admission, therefore once a student begins on a campus; it is not possible to transfer to the other site. It is important for you to indicate your campus preference on the application. If you are willing to accept placement at either campus, select that option. Applications for each campus fluctuate yearly and your chances of acceptance may be less if you are only able to choose one site. Once you accept the placement, you are committed to that campus for the duration of the program.
6. Application Deadlines
  • Early decision option is available for students who meet all criteria—Deadline is November 15. If applicants do not meet the early decision criteria, their application will automatically be considered in our general admission cycle.
  • General admission deadline is January 29.
7. Acceptance Notification—Please note that the application process is competitive.
  • Early decision: Notified by December 21.
  • General Admission: While final admission decisions are completed in March of each year, student offer letters are sent at regular intervals following the January application deadline
  • Applicants offered admission will be required to accept the placement and return the $250 (non-refundable) deposit to hold their slot within a timeframe indicated in their offer letter. Failure to submit the form with the deposit will result in forfeiture of the admission offer. Students who have been accepted but notify us that they cannot deposit at this time will be moved to the weight-list if requested
  • Students not offered a placement will be notified as to their status (declined or placed on a wait list). Should a slot open up, students on the waiting list will be notified. Please note that we share rank order of the wait list
8. Next Steps
  • Accepted applicants will receive electronic documents to complete once the cohort acceptance process is completed. Deadlines and specific instructions will be included 
  • New student information sessions are offered in early April to review program requirements, curriculum, and initial orientation
  • Program begins Summer semester (May) each year

All official transcripts and completed applications are due by January 29 in order to ensure your application can be considered. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE PIEDMONT COLLEGE AND THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES HAVE RECEIVED ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO THE DATES ABOVE.

Mailing Address:
Piedmont College 
R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences                                                           
P.O. Box 10                                                                  
Demorest, GA 30535                                                   


For more information, please contact:

Adrienne Robinson at or make an appointment to meet with your advisor.