School of Nursing

Prospective Freshmen

You may visit the University's Undergraduate Admissions site for more information.

Nursing Freshman Admission Overview

The Nursing Program at Clemson University is targeting an enrolled freshmen class of approximately 65 students each fall. With limited space, Nursing is often one of the most competitive majors for entry at Clemson University. Acceptance letters are extended to more than our targeted number of students, knowing that not all students who are accepted will attend Clemson University.  For those students who are admitted as Freshmen, there is no re-application process for progression to the upper level nursing courses.

Generally, Admissions considers three criteria:

  • 1) High School class rank
  • 2) High School GPA
  • 3) SAT or ACT scores
For specific information regarding admission criteria, please call Clemson University Admissions at (864) 656-2287 or visit the website at Admissions.

Campus Visitation information

Clemson University provides general campus tours through the Class of 1944 Visitor's Center.  To arrange a visit go to http://workgroups.clemson.edu/DCIT2803_CAMPUS_TOURS/registration.php

Parking information can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/campus-services/parking/visitors.html

Campus map is located at http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/campus-services/parking/drivingdirections.html

To arrange a visit to the School of Nursing

Tour options for prospective students who are not graduating seniors:  School of Nursing group tours are available in the spring only during the Spring Blitz visitation days:  April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 3:00 pm.  Note that each day’s tour is the same content. 

Space is limited and advanced reservation is required.  

Prospective students should e-mail the contact below and include the following:  

1  Student first and last name

2  Intended date of tour

3  Total number of people in group attending the tour (groups of more than five cannot be accommodated). 

4  High school and current class standing (freshmen, sophomore, or junior).

5  E-mail and telephone contact information.  

Once reservation is confirmed, a location will be sent to all registered attendees.  Tours include an overview of the Nursing curriculum and a tour of the Nursing facilities.  If cancellation becomes necessary, we ask that you cancel your space to allow another prospective student and their family to attend as soon as is possible.  Those who register and do not show up for the tour will not be allowed to re-register for a later tour date.  Observation of classes in session is not permitted.  

Note that there will also be a full day visitation day for seniors accepted to the School of Nursing fall 2015 freshmen class in March.  Invitations have been sent to all accepted students.  Accepted Nursing freshmen may also email Kristin Goodenow at kristig@clemson.edu for that date after February 15, 2015.  

If you are a senior that has been accepted to Clemson for fall 2015 but not in Nursing, there will be change of major information sessions during the Spring Blitz days (April 1-3 and 8-10) each day at 10:00 am.  Advanced reservation will NOT be required to attend the information session. 

If you are unable to visit on a designated visitation day, note that we have the possibility of a Clemson Student Nursing Ambassador tour.  Due to the limited availability with our ambassador’s class schedule, please try to reserve these tour requests for prospective students who travel a great distance and are more limited with visitation options.  Every effort should be made to schedule during one of the pre-arranged tours listed above.  The Ambassadors are available for tours Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm as their schedules permits.  Tours are not given on University holidays, during Clemson’s designated summer sessions, exam weeks, or weekends.  Ambassador tours will NOT be available during the Spring Blitz weeks (March 30-April 10) as students are encouraged to attend Spring Blitz event days.  It is required that at least two weeks advance request is made to kristig@clemson.edu to include your itinerary for your visit with specific times you would be available to meet with a nursing ambassador during your visit along with the student first and last name, total number of people in the party, high school and current class standing, email and telephone contact for the day of the visit. 

Visits scheduled April 24-July 31: will have to be scheduled with the Nursing advisor, Kristin Goodenow.  Tours will be given only as the advisor’s schedule permits.  Faculty and students are not available for tours during the summer semester as they are not required to be on campus.  It is recommended that tour requests are 10 business days prior to your visit. Please provide the following information regarding your visit: 

1  Student first and last name

2  Intended date of tour

3  Total number of people in group attending the tour

4  High school and current class standing for the 2015-2016 school year (freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior)

5  E-mail and telephone contact information

Please contact:

Kristin Goodenow
Director and Nursing Advisor
College of HEHD Academic Advising Center
309 Edwards - 864.656.5495  

Honors Application

Outstanding high school seniors applying for admission to Clemson should also apply for membership in the Calhoun Honors College. For priority notification by February 15 as well as consideration for the National Scholars Program, applicants MUST submit their Honors application online by December 1, and all supporting documents must be submitted by December 15. Please note that all applicants to the Honors College must FIRST submit the Undergraduate Admissions application.

HEHD Living-Learning Community

The HEHD Living Learning Community is a great opportunity for students who are interested in being in an environment that focuses on the student's education. It is a chance for you to live near people in your major so you can study together.

For more information and to see comments from other freshman in the program, click on the picture below.

living learning students

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