How to Apply

New Applicants to Wheaton

Admission to the nursing program is competitive.  Nursing program applicants are encouraged to apply Early Action by November 15 for fall entry. Students applying for direct-entry nursing will be considered for general admission to Wheaton should they not qualify for nursing admission. The deadline to apply Regular Decision for fall entry is January 15.  See all Important Dates for First-Year Applicants.

Per Massachusetts Board of Nursing Registration regulations, all students must submit satisfactory proof of secondary education. In addition, the following are preferred minimum standards for admission to the nursing program:

  • College preparatory curriculum with a preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 4 years of College Prep Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Advanced Math [e.g., Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus]) with grades of “B” or better
  • 4 years of College Prep Science, including 2 years of lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Science [e.g., Physics, Anatomy]) with course grades of “B” or better
  • Strong application essay and demonstrated interest
  • Letters of recommendation from a math or science teacher and school counselor
  • Extracurricular activities or work experience

SAT/ACT scores are optional.

You can apply to Wheaton using the Common Application. You’ll find us listed as Wheaton College, Massachusetts.

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Application Process for Current Wheaton Students/Internal Applicants

Enrollment for the nursing program is limited and cannot be guaranteed for current Wheaton students transferring into the nursing program. To apply to the program as a current Wheaton student, minimum qualifications include the following:

  • Grade of “C+” or higher in all science courses
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33
  • Official transcript
  • Completed Application to the nursing program
  • Statement of Purpose: Why nursing?
  • Schedule an Interview with the Dean of Nursing
  • Letter of recommendation from a science faculty member
  • Agreement with receiving all vaccinations required by the state and the college to ensure clinical placement

Download and print the application:

Nursing Program Application for Current Wheaton Students/Internal Applicants

Internal Transfer Application deadline:   Monday January 20, 2025 for Fall 2025 admission.


Wheaton College has been granted initial approval status through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for the operation of its baccalaureate degree in nursing program.