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Nursing Scholars

Barton College‘s Nursing Scholars is a selective, early acceptance program that allows high school students who meet GPA and test score requirements to be accepted directly into the nursing program without competing for upper-level courses at the conclusion of the sophomore year.


  • Must be an incoming freshman (program not yet available for transfers)
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Submit Nursing Scholar Application (see below)
  • Submission of two (2)  Reference Forms by a recommender, advisor, or teacher (no family members, please)


  • ACT composite score of 24 or higher; or SAT 1170 or higher (Evidence-based Reading, Writing, and Math)

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