ABSN Application Process

Applying for accelerated nursing school at CSP Global doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Our admissions counselors are here to help you every step of the way.

Your counselor will answer your questions, help you determine the ideal admissions timeline and ABSN start date and assist you with your nursing school application. Here, we’ll go through the steps you’ll take to apply for CSP Global’s ABSN program when the time comes.

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Step One: Complete Your General and Prerequisite Courses

The first step is completing your required prerequisite courses, which you can do at CSP Global or at another accredited institution of higher education.

You can register with Concordia University St. Paul to complete your prerequisite courses. Contact us so we can get you started. Our admission counselors will help you determine what courses will transfer to CSP and which courses you need to complete.

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Ready to start registering for courses? Contact your ABSN admissions counselor to review the registration process, review the courses within your degree plan and ensure you are ready to seek acceptance to the nursing program.

Step Two: Complete Nursing Application Requirements

In addition to completing prerequisite and general education courses, there are additional application requirements that need to be met prior to being reviewed by the Nursing Committee. Complete these in a timely manner to ensure you are eligible to start the program in your desired term.

Submit Your Online ABSN Application

When you are in your final semester of prerequisites for the ABSN program, you can submit your ABSN application. You’ll complete your ABSN application online. Your admissions counselor will be available to help you submit the most competitive application possible. Remember to complete all parts of your application by the deadline provided by your admissions counselor to be eligible for admission.

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Complete the TEAS Exam

If you have not already completed the TEAS, this should be completed prior to being reviewed for admission to the ABSN program.

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be submitted with a score of 65% or greater with proficiency in all subject areas. TEAS must have been taken within the previous year (no more than two attempts per year) to be eligible for submission.

Submit Your Final Official Transcripts

Final official transcripts for any courses taken outside of CSP since being accepted to CSP must be submitted.

Transcripts should reflect final grades for all courses and indicate conferral of a degree (if applicable). To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secure electronic delivery.

We accept digital transcripts through a secure service such as the National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScrip-Safe. We do not accept official transcripts via email or fax. We also accept official transcripts mailed directly to Concordia University, Office of the Registrar, 1282 Concordia Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

Submit Official Transcripts to CSP: By mail: 9600 SW Barnes Rd #300 Portland, OR 97225 or by secured email: [email protected]

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if English is not their native language at the time of application.

English proficiency may be demonstrated by one or more of the following tests:

TestMinimum Satisfactory Score
TOEFL iBT84 with a minimum speaking score of 26
IELTSOverall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 on all modules
MELABTotal passing score of 81 and a speaking section score of 3
Pearson Test of English AcademicOverall score of 55 with a minimum of 50 on all sub-scores

Upon completion of the admission requirements for the program, your file will be submitted to the Nursing Committee for review. Your Admissions Counselor will notify you of the acceptance decision after this review is completed.

Student Accessibility Services

Determine the accommodations that may be available to you at CSP Global by contacting Student Accessibility Services at [email protected].

Visit Concordia’s Student Accessibility Services webpage for more information.

Nursing Preferred Admission Pathway Option

For students needing additional credits to qualify for the BSN program, CSP offers a “preferred admission” pathway. Your admissions counselor will be able to go into more detail on the benefits of this program aspect.

Reach Out with Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the ABSN admissions or application process at CSP Global, fill out our online form and an admissions counselor will call you. Take the first step and see if CSP is right for your nursing future.