Know Your Mathematics

Nursing students need to demonstrate quantitative competency. As an applicant, you must do this at the time of application. Nursing students need to know complex conversions, be able to crunch numbers quickly, and work through complex problem solving. Students need to be prepared to be successful in chemistry, biology, A&P, and health statistics.

Math Requirement for Admissions

If you are in a math course or program that is not listed as one of the three options, then it does not meet the requirement; there are no exceptions. High School transcripted math does not fulfill the requirement for admission into the program; only for admissions into the university. This additional requirement must be transcripted on a college transcript with a grade or be an official test score report using an assessment below upon application (not in progress).

The math requirement is met by completing any one of the following three options.

Option One

Completion of one of the following math assesments.

Assessment Type

Minimum Required Score


Submit Results

New SAT Math*


If you earned the required scores, no further testing or action is required. You’ve met the requirement.

Scores must be earned within 3 years from the time of appliation.

Nursing will use official test scores submitted with the university application.

Old SAT Math*






If you did not earn the required ACT/SAT score, complete one of these assessments for admissions review. These are available at most community colleges across the country.

Scores must be earned within 6 months from the time of application.


Email score report to Include your full name. Subject line: Nursing Math Requirement.


Elementary Algebra (EA) score combined with a College Level Math (CLM).

EA 105 with a CLM of 40

COMPASS- College Algebra




*New SAT Math-taken March 2016 or thereafter.
*Old SAT Math-take prior to March 2016.

Option Two

Completed College Coursework that is transcripted on a college transcript; not a high school transcript, at the time of application with a minimum grade of 2.0 from a regionally accredited college/university.

  • College Intermediate Algebra or,
  • College Algebra or,
  • College mathematics courses with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite (except statistics courses). This includes any higher-level math courses such as elementary functions, calculus, and beyond.

Submission Instructions: Submit official transcript with the graded course with your university application or directly to the Office of Admissions.

Option Three

Scored Advanced Placement of Calculus AB exam with a score of 2 or Calculus BC with a score of 3 scored at the time of application; not in progress.
Submission Instructions: Submit AP Test scores to Admissions.