Academic Counseling Center
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Pre-Nursing Pre-Nursing

The Academic Counseling Center advises all pre-nursing students,
including new freshman, students changing their major to pre-nursing, and transfer nursing students. 

Admission Criteria

To be eligible to enter the nursing program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to the University of Memphis as a degree seeking undergraduate student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher; to be a competitive applicant students are encouraged to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.66 in science courses (BIOL 2010/2011, BIOL 2020/2021, and BIOL 1230/1231)
  • Passing score on the TEAS exam
    Minimum composite score of 62.5% and 60% on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Math, and Science)
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with minimum grade of C in each
        ENGL 1010 and 1020
        MATH 1420, 1530, 1710, 1730, 1830, or 1910
        BIOL 2010/2011
        BIOL 2020/2021
        BIOL 1230/1231
        NUTR 2202 or 3202
        PSYC 1030 or SOCI 1010
  • Clearance of all high school deficiencies

Pre-Nursing Advising

All pre-nursing students are advised in the ACC.  If you are currently advised in the ACC, click here for your advisor's contact information.  If you are changing your major to pre-nursing, are a transfer student, or are a new student, please contact the ACC at (901) 678-2062. 

If you are currently a Registered Nurse (RN) contact the Loewenberg School of Nursing at (901) 678-2003. 

Transfer Pre-Nursing Students

The ACC advises all transfer pre-nursing students; appointments can be made by calling (901) 678-2062. 

Second Degree Students

The Loewenberg School of Nursing offers an accelerated track for those students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree.  The accelerated program is a fast paced, intensive program that only begins in the fall term. Students in the accelerated program take courses for 16 months (Fall - Spring - Summer [Pre-Summer, 1st and 2nd term] - Fall) to obtain their degree. 

Accelerated track students must meet the same admission criteria listed above.


Contact the Academic Counseling Center at (901) 678-2062 or at with any questions. 

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:30
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:30

Contact the ACC
212 Wilder Tower
Phone: (901) 678-2062
Fax: (901) 678-4605

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