Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Guaranteed Placement Program for High School Seniors

High school seniors: is a NURSING career in your future?

Start your college career at Wichita State University and be guaranteed entry into our competitive traditional undergraduate nursing program. Students are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Benefits of the Guaranteed Placement Program:

Find out your senior year of high school if you are admitted into the WSU undergraduate nursing program. Students not in the Guaranteed Placement Program (GPP) must apply through the competitive application and selection process and wait until sophomore year of college to find out if they are admitted into the nursing program.

To apply for the Guaranteed Placement Program:
  • Apply and be admitted to WSU as a Health Science Pre-Nursing student.
  • Once enrolled at WSU, students may not complete any coursework outside of WSU (Except CNA/CMA, etc).
  • Students must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or a minimum SAT score of 1060.

Important Dates:

  • Aug. 19, 2024: Application for High School Seniors closes
  • Aug. 31, 2024: School of Nursing deadline for processing new applications
  • Aug. 31, 2024: School of Nursing deadline for notification of new admits
  • Sept. 1, 2024: New application opens

Students completing their final semester of pre-requisite coursework can reserve their spot in the Fall 2024 starting cohort and submit their ACT, SAT or TEAS score report here.


To maintain eligibility in the Guaranteed Placement Program, students must:

  • Students taking or planning college courses while in high school must contact for guidance.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on final high school transcript.
  • Start classes at WSU the semester following high school graduation.
  • Take all coursework at WSU and maintain full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours).  
  • Maintain an overall and WSU GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Earn a grade of C/2.0 or higher in all prerequisite courses; cumulative science GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
  • Meet with a College of Health Professions Academic Advisor to review program details, plan of study, goals, and more. 

Prior to starting the professional phase of the nursing program:

Students must have met one of three options:

  • ACT composite minimum of 27, OR
  • SAT composite minimum of 1125 or higher, OR
  • TEAS minimum passing scores (See TEAS Test webpage)