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Policies & Procedures


Recommended Preparation for Admission

The University does not expect a specific minimum for high school or college grades or test scores. Students who can grow and learn through Rochester’s academic programs and opportunities do not fit one particular mold, and grades and test scores are not the only indicators of potential success. The Office of Admissions also has a test-flexible policy, accepting numerous standardized tests in lieu of the SAT and ACT. Therefore, students are evaluated in terms of their individual accomplishments.

Rochester requires a secondary school report with recommendation(s) and a transcript showing commitment and achievement. Most applicants complete at least 32 semester units in academic coursework, chiefly English, mathematics, social sciences, laboratory sciences, and foreign languages. Honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate courses are expected of students in secondary schools offering these programs.

Current licensure as a registered nurse or a prior baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field is an admission requirement for all School of Nursing programs.

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