High School Early Entry - Admission

A student who has completed at least seven (7) semesters of high school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA and at least 2.5 years of high school science may apply for acceptance. 

 

How To Apply

An Application will be considered for admission if the following are on file by the deadline date.  To apply, download, complete and return the application form along with the following:

 

  1. Submit an Application for Admission with appropriate fee.
  2. Submit an essay using the following guidelines:
  3. Essay will be reviewed both for content and proficiency in written communication and is limited to 500 words. Please include your name on the essay, print it and submit by mail with your application. Please review the Saint Anthony College of Nursing Mission and answer the following in your essay:

    Saint Anthony College of Nursing Mission

    The Mission of Saint Anthony College of Nursing, a private, Catholic college, is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education. This education, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, is provided in an environment that encourages open inquiry and lifelong learning in order to serve persons with the greatest care and love.
    - How have you lived the Mission through community service?
    - How will you continue the Mission as a nurse in the future?

  4. Submit official transcripts from your high school showing:
    - Completion of at least seven (7) semesters of high school with a minimum 3.25 GPA and at least 2.5 years of high school science
  5. Transcripts may be submitted to:
        Saint Anthony College of Nursing
        Admissions
        5658 East State Street
        Rockford, IL 61108-2468
  6. Submit three acceptable professional letters of recommendation, including one from a current or recent high school instructor. Forms will be supplied to the applicant upon receipt of the Application for Admission.
  7. Satisfactory completion of pre-admission testing.
  8. Any other required academic verification requested by SACN.

Saint Anthony College of Nursing encourages all high school applicants to contact SACN with questions about transferring to SACN.  Transfer guides are available to use when registering for courses at many local colleges. If a transfer guide is unavailable for your college, refer to the list of prerequisites or ask the SACN Admissions Office for assistance.  If applying with college credits, transcripts may be submitted and a transfer evaluation will be completed by the admissions staff to assist students in planning their course schedule.  Because SACN is an upper division program, all students transfer into the college after completing at least 64 credits.  It is to the student's benefit to make sure that the course work taken at other colleges and universities will meet the requirements for admission to SACN.   No grade below a "C" may be transferred. To be eligible for acceptance by the admission committee, updated transcripts must be sent after additional coursework is completed.

Deadlines

Early Entry applicants must complete the application process and be accepted before the end of their first semester of college. For most applicants, that will mean meeting the February 15th deadline during their last semester of high school or the September 15th deadline following their high school graduation.

Delays

Students requesting a delay of their application to a future semester must submit a written request to the Student Affairs Office specifying the future semester. They will then become regular BSN applicants and not eligible for the Early Entry Program.

 

Acceptance

Students are granted acceptance, pending completion of the prerequisite courses. Decisions regarding the acceptance of each applicant are made by the Undergraduate Admissions and Progression Committee based upon the fulfillment of admission requirements. Saint Anthony College of Nursing conducts its program and implements policies on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, status upon military discharge, disability or handicap, and creed. The College retains the right to accept the most highly qualified applicants. In order to enroll in classes as a degree seeking student, an applicant must have completed at least 64 semester hours in the required prerequisites from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.7 GPA for the nursing prerequisite science courses (anatomy & physiology, microbiology, and chemistry).