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out of state requirement for Cal State

isaxxvisaxxv Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I'm currently in my 3rd semester of college at Hillsborough Community College here In Brandon, Florida and I have 2 semesters left to get my AA. I am interested in taking part of Cal state university's (Los Angeles) nursing program in fall 2018. I wanted to know what it takes for an out of state student to apply to their nursing program? I have searched their website and I have not found the answers I'm looking for. Please help.

Replies to: out of state requirement for Cal State

  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,404 Senior Member
    edited August 2017
    So before you consider a transfer, I just want to make sure you are aware of the following:

    1. You are aware that CSU's tuition and fees for OOS students is full fee? No financial aid is available for non residents, so you pay $40K per year. California schools are funded by California taxpayers for California students.

    2. You are aware that the nursing programs at the California publics are impacted and full? Priority goes to instate freshman residents and CCC students.

    3. There are no articulation agreements between the Cal States and OOS CCs. The CalStates may and can require you to retake many courses at your expense. They don't have to take the units you've completed in Florida for any credits. You are aware of that? So, whatever it takes has to be discussed with an admissions officer, as well as the nursing school admissions office.

    4. Priority for admission to California public universities go in the following order: more or less
    California freshmen
    California Community College Students
    CSU to CSU transfers
    UC to CSU transfers
    California private universities
    OOS colleges.

    Here's the info from the website:
    Program impaction means that the number of applications from fully eligible students to a designated major far exceeds the number of spaces available in that major. In these major programs, students are admitted to the major only if they meet the supplemental admission criteria for the major, as well as any applicable campus impaction admission criteria.

    Nursing is impacted at the following two levels: for high school students applying to CSULA as freshmen and for upper division students (including transfers) who are applying to the nursing major.
    • Freshmen - Incoming freshmen wishing to major in Nursing will be admitted as an “Undeclared with an Interest in Nursing” if they meet all of the following criteria (instate residents):
    o Minimum Cumulative 3.0 High School GPA
    o SAT combined math and critical reading score of ≥ 900 or ACT composite score of >
    o Campus Impaction Admission Criteria
    • Upper Division Students Including Transfers – All upper division students applying to the major must achieve a minimum cumulative 2.75* GPA and a 2.75 GPA in all prerequisite courses. The number of applicants who can be admitted to the major is limited by space availability. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission of students for available space will be determined by a rank ordering that is based on additional eligibility requirements, which are stipulated on the application form available at: www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/nursing/nurs_adm.php

    After all prerequisite courses are completed, a separate School of Nursing (SON) application is due to the SON. Deadlines for applications are posted on the following
    website: www.calstatela.edu/academic/hhs/nursing/nurs_adm.php
    Students are eligible to apply to the nursing major even if they have declared another major at 45 units.
  • isaxxvisaxxv Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    wow thank you so much! this really helped. I think its best in my favor to just stick to a school here in Florida. Because there is no way i can pay that much a year. Thanks again!
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 9,404 Senior Member
    Yes, unfortunately, the State of California is out of money, so they have to charge full fees to non-residents. The schools are impacted, so the priority has to go to California residents.
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