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Priority and Binding Admission for Early Decision Program

Programs with Priority Admission

The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing Accelerated BSN Program has a Priority admission for the academically superior student.  Applicants willing to sign a binding commitment to the College of Nursing as their first choice may apply under Priority Admission.  Following acceptance of the college's offer of admission, applicants must withdraw all applications that have been submitted to other nursing programs and file no further college applications.  Applying to the priority admission involves a commitment to the payment of matriculation and tuition fees at MUSC.


To qualify for priority admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Have earned a 3.8 GPA in prerequisite coursework and a 3.5 in overall coursework
  • Have completed three out of the four required science courses.  The required science courses are four semester hours each of the following:  Human Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and a science elective
  • Submit a completed application with reference forms, resume, essay, and official transcripts of all post high school education.


The application deadline for Priority admission for the Fall semester is November 15. Applicants will be informed in writing of the Admission, Preogression, and Graduation Committee’s decision by December 31.

The application deadline for the Spring semester is August 15. Applicants will be informed in writing of the Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee’s decision by September 30.

Space Available Basis

Admission through the Priority admission program is on a space available basis. Students who are not accepted will be considered for regular admission at the appropriate time.


If accepted through the Priority admission program, military personnel must provide documentation of the military program, including deadlines, information required, etc. to the College of Nursing Office of Student Services prior to matriculation.