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International Applicants

*Due to the nature of our hybrid (synchronous/asynchronous) program, with no on-campus courses, F-1 students are NOT eligible to join our BSN program at this time. An F-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). Information below pertains to individuals that do NOT hold an F-1 but may have additional international transcripts.


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Before You Apply

  • Attend an Information Session – The best way to learn more about our program is to attend an information session or one of our off-campus sessions held at local restaurants and places-of-interest around the Twin Cities. View our list of upcoming events and register for an information session. Another option is to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an admissions counselor to address your questions and learn more about the program details, including cost, schedule and time commitment.
  • Request Information – Tell us more about your interests by completing our DNP Interest form. We’ll e-mail you more information and invite you to upcoming information sessions. All events are scheduled for Central Standard Time, plan accordingly based on your time zone.

Application Timeline

The online application opens September 1st of each year for Spring, Summer, and Fall of the following year with decisions on a rolling-basis. A completed application includes the online application form as well as all application materials (resume, personal statement, transcripts). Prospective students may submit an application while transcripts and recommendations are still pending, but the application will not be reviewed until all materials are received.  Students may check the status of their application via their applicant portal.

Admission Requirements

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Associates of Science in Nursing
  • Registered MN Nurse license (must have evidence of a current unencumbered license)
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher
  • College Algebra completed within the last 5 years (placement assessment if needed)

Special Conditions:

  • Students may be provisionally admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Augsburg with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 in their basic nursing program. Full admission to the program requires students to achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better in two liberal arts courses at Augsburg before being fully admitted to the BSN program.
  • Students may apply to Augsburg prior to completion of their associate nursing degree program. However, all BSN program admission requirements must be met prior to matriculating into the BSN program at Augsburg.

Application Components

All BSN applicants must complete and submit an admission file that includes:

  • Completed online application form *no application fee
  • Official transcripts from all college attended, including degree-granting, transfer credit, and post-graduate coursework *Degrees obtained at a university outside the U.S. will likely require a foreign credential evaluation. See details below under the transcripts heading.
  • Active RN License (if passed NCLEX)

F-1 Visa Status

Students with current F-1 status through another university in the United States: You will need to have your SEVIS record transferred from your current institution to Augsburg. The SEVIS Transfer form must be completed by you and your Designated School Official. You will need to present your Augsburg letter of admissions to the DSO when submitting your transfer request. This form may be returned to Augsburg by e-mail.


Applicants must submit an official transcript(s) from the regionally-accredited institution granting the Bachelor’s degree and the most recently attended institution, if not the same. Military veterans are required to submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions to qualify for military benefits. In the case where prerequisite requirements exist or transfer credits or waivers are sought, official transcripts are required from institutions at which the prerequisites or equivalents were completed. The Program Director may ask for additional transcripts if determined to be necessary. If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454.

International Transcript Evaluations

Augsburg requires an evaluation of credentials for any transcript(s) from an institution outside of the United States.

This evaluation should include the following:

      1. Analysis of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
      2. Course by course evaluation to show your complete course listing with credit values and grades received for each course.
      3. Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
      4. Translation to English (if applicable)

Evaluations can be accepted from World Education Services, SpanTran Pathways – Augsburg University, Educational Credential Evaluators, or any NACES accredited organization. Learn more about NACES and find a list of accredited evaluators at

United States Transcripts

If you attended university in the United States, you will need to submit an official transcript from each college/university you attended.  If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454. Most commonly utilized services are Parchment or National Clearinghouse. It is recommended to check your former institutions website for the direct link.

English Language Proficiency

To fulfill Augsburg University’s Graduate Applicant English Language Proficiency Requirement, all applicants must provide evidence of a sufficient command of both written and spoken English. Non-native English language speakers may be exempt from this requirement and request a waiver based on the successful demonstration of one of the following (applicants may be asked to provide official documentation):

  • Completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university within the United States.
  • Completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an English-speaking college or university in any country where English is the sole or dominant language.
  • Completion of one academic year of transferable college level English courses (e.g.: English 101 and English 102) at a college or university within the United States, with equivalent grades of a B or higher.

Outside of the waiver able exemptions listed above, prospective international graduate students may demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with a sub-score of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections. (The Augsburg University TOEFL code is 6014.)
    • Score of 8.5 or better on the TOEFL Essentials exam.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Score report of 6.5.
  • Duolingo English Exam
    • Score of 105.
  • Minnesota English Language Program (MELP): Successful completion of all required Level 4: High-Advanced ESL classes.  Completed coursework must be documented by MELP and sent directly to Augsburg University. Students should contact their MELP advisor to request an English Proficiency Letter.

Score reports must be sent to Augsburg directly from the testing center. Score reports must be for exams completed within the last two years. Please contact your Admissions representative to inquire about any tests not reflected here.

In addition to the requirements noted above, applicants who have graduated from a foreign nursing program may request the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) ( to forward their educational credentials report to the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. Once their credentials are verified, applicants must apply for licensure and demonstrate successful passing of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Nurses who have previously submitted CGFNS credential verification in a state other than Minnesota, who have passed the NCLEX, will be considered for admission and must meet the same residency requirements expected of all students.


Send application materials to

Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454