Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Process

The process for applying for one of the undergraduate degree granting programs (e.g. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure or Health Sciences) is as follows:
1. Submission of a complete application for admission and application fee;
2. Submission of official transcripts from each high school, college and university attended;
3. Submission of official SAT score (school code 1503) or ACT scores (school code 1078);
4. Proof of graduation from a state-approved high school program (Diploma or GED Certificate);
5. Students who are home schooled or from a school that is not accredited by the

Illinois Board of Higher Education will be required to submit transcripts from the organization/program through which they obtained their materials for home schooling.

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

Methodist College conducts a holistic assessment of each student's academic portfolio. The following criteria are used in assessment of admission status:
1. High school grade point average minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 point scale)*;
2. Minimum ACT score of 19 or SAT score of 980
3. Students who have earned college credit must have a GPA of 2.0 or greater*
4. Demonstrated readiness or ability to successfully complete college level coursework as demonstrated through high school grade point average, college grade point average, and SAT/ACT scores.
* Higher GPA may be required for some programs. Please refer to department specific admission
criteria in the Academic Division of the Catalog.

Transfer Student Application Requirements for Students with Earned Credit Hours

Methodist College affords students the opportunity to transfer credits from another accredited
college or university. The following criteria are required for admission:
1. An applicant with earned college credits must hold a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
2. Transfer students must provide official transcripts from each college or university attended. Students who have been academically dismissed from another college/university are not eligible for admission to Methodist College.

Conditional Admission:

Students who have an incomplete admissions packet may be admitted in a conditional status until
all required documents and verification of additional admissions requirements has been accomplished.

Additional Admissions Requirements
All students, prior to enrollment in an academic program at Methodist College, are required to
complete and file the following with the Office of Admissions:
1. DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) background check*;
2. Criminal background check*.
*A background check that reveals a misdemeanor or felony conviction may affect the student's
admission or enrollment status at the college.

Pre-Licensure BSN

Admission to Methodist College is very competitive and all academic factors are considered in evaluation of applications. To be most competitive, students should strive to achieve the highest academic scores (ACT/HS GPA) and achieve grades of "A" or "B" in English, Science and Math courses.

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Second Degree BSN

The Methodist College Second-Degree Accelerated BSN is designed for those who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing and wish to become a registered nurse.

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In addition to a strong academic background, to be considered for admission to the RN to BSN program, you must submit records showing completion of a diploma or Associate's degree from an accredited nursing program and must currently hold a valid RN license.

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Master of Science in Nursing- Nurse Educator

Students seeking admission to the Nurse Educator track of the Masters in Nursing Degree program must have a current unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in Illinois and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a baccalaureate degree or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies.

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 Certificate in Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program at Methodist College will lead to a certificate and prepares the graduate for certification. In addition, the Medical Assistant curriculum at Methodist College is designed to create a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as some courses may be transferable* to the pre-licensure program. 

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Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Methodist College offers a flexible Nursing Assistant program to cater to students and working adults.  It is certified through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Certificate in Gerontology

The Gerontology Certificate program prepares current and prospective personnel within the health care and human service sectors to provide services appropriate for an increasing population of aging clients.

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