Montana State University

Upper Division Application Changes

January 2011 Policy A-12 Upper Division Placement Policy was revised and approved by the College of Nursing Executive Council. Following are some of the changes that students need to beware of:


  1. The College of Nursing will now be doing two separate application rounds one for fall and one for spring.

    Deadlines for the fall application are:

    • June 15th The application for fall 2012 will be available on the nursing website
    • August 1st Applications are due
    • August 15th Official transcripts are due. Summer grades will be calculated in for the fall 2012 application
    • September 15th Students will receive letters after this date regarding placement


    Deadlines for the spring application round:

    • November 15th The application for spring 2013 will be available on the nursing website
    • January 1st Applications are due
    • January 15th Transcripts are due. Fall grades will be calculated in for the spring 2013 application
    • February 15th Students will receive letters after this date regarding placement
  2. Additional Changes Students Should Beware Of:
    1. A calculated GPA of 2.75 or higher in required prerequisite courses is required to apply to the nursing program.
    2. All required prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and no more than 2 of the required prerequisites courses may be repeated 1 time to earn a grade of C or better.
    3. At least 3 of the 5 required natural science courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to apply to the nursing program. Those courses are: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, BIOM 250, CHMY 121 and CHMY 123.
    4. A MSU-Bozeman cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required prior to enrolling in the first semester of the junior year of upper division coursework.
    5. Special Need requests are no longer being considered in the campus assignment process. Campuses will be based on the student's priority points and the ranking of campuses on his/her application. If a student is not offered his/her 1st campus choice, he/she may request to be on the wait list for the desired campus and if not placed from the wait list, may re-apply during next application period.

We strongly encourage students to read Policy A-12 so they are familiar with the placement policy. The policy can be found on the nursing website at:
http://www.montana.edu/wwwnu/pdf/A12.pdf

Please contact Debbie McCray, Undergraduate Program Assistant, at 406-994-3785 if you should have any questions regarding this information. Before notifying Debbie, please read the policy.