Early Action (EA) for High School Seniors

Early Action (EA) for High School Seniors

 An Early Action option is open to high school seniors, and is a formal understanding between the high school student and Rockford University in which the student may be granted admission to Rockford University and admission into the BSN program upon successful completion of the admission requirements. Selection is competitive and only a limited number of applicants will be accepted. Students seeking to apply for the Early Action option may submit applications during their senior year of high school and must do the following:

  1. Complete an application to Rockford University and be accepted for admission.
  2. Submit application to the nursing program prior to completion of their senior year.
  3. Interview with nursing chair – in person or via zoom.
  4. Submit high school transcript showing completion of the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale (unweighted): Biology, Chemistry, English, and Math (at least two semesters, including algebra).
  5. Standardized test score:
    • An Early Action applicant will take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) at Rockford University at no cost to them. In-person testing is the preferred mode. If a student is not able to travel to Rockford University (they are not from the Rockford area), they have the option to take the TEAS remotely proctored by Rockford University (not by ATI or any other testing center). The applicant will be evaluated based on the Reading, Math, and English Language Usage parts of the TEAS. They should be placed at the “Basic” level or higher.
    • If an applicant has taken the SAT or ACT, those scores will be accepted in lieu of a TEAS exam. SAT score should be 1100 or higher or an ACT score should be 22 or higher.

Selection is competitive and only a limited number of applicants may be accepted.

Students will be notified of an admission decision by April 1 of their senior year. Actual enrollment is contingent on receipt of official high school transcript by July 1 of the year of enrollment, verifying that all admission criteria have been met.

**A student who is accepted under EA for high school students must meet all academic GPA progression requirements, and undergo a background check and drug testing prior to entering the nursing program. 


Early Access Remote TEAS Exam