Preacceptance of Exceptional High School Students
Exceptional high school students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing are eligible for pre-acceptance to the nursing program at Hope College.
- In order to qualify for pre-acceptance a student must meet the following criteria:
- Acceptance to Hope College
- ACT score equal to or greater than 28 or SAT evidence-based reading and writing + math score equal to or greater than 1300
- Goal Statement Essay:
- The essay should state potential as a nursing student and long-term goals as a nurse. Students should give examples of the following factors: critical thinking, caring, communication, leadership, and personal characteristics. The essay must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, no more than 500 words, and must be in a Microsoft Office compatible format.
- References from two professional people (non-family) are required. One must be from a high school science teacher. References will be completed via the online reference form that will be emailed to the professionals.
- A copy of the student’s high school transcript, including grade point average (GPA) and ACT or SAT exam scores will be provided to the Nursing Department by the Hope College Admissions Office.
- Cumulative Hope College GPA of at least 3.20
- GPA for each completed Hope College natural science course or social science course of at least 3.00
- Completion of one required pre-requisite natural science course
- Enrollment in or completion of an additional pre-requisite natural science course
- Enrollment in or completion of one pre-requisite social science course
Students who do not maintain each of the above standards will lose pre-acceptance status. These students may apply to the nursing program once they meet the requirements for admission as stated in Policy #100 Student Admission of the Nursing Department Student Handbook.
Approved January 20, 2010; Revised September 20, 2018
A. Paul Schaap Science Center35 East 12th StreetRoom 1112Holland, MI 49423