First-Time Freshmen Academic Requirements

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from a school accredited by a state or a regional accrediting agency OR a minimum standard score of 450 in each area of the General Educational Development (GED) Test.

Students should have earned 16 units of college preparatory courses from a school accredited by a state or a regional accrediting agency upon graduation. The units must include:
  • English- 4 units
  • Mathematics- 3 units
  • Natural Sciences- 3 units
  • Social Sciences (History)- 3 units
  • Electives- 3 units

Other Requirements

  • Completion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (Paine College SAT Code: 5530) or American College Test (Paine College ACT Code:0852)
  • Pass all areas of the Georgia High School Exit Exam, if graduating from a Georgia public secondary school


Transfer Student Academic Requirements

Applicants to the Pre-Nursing program must submit the following information:
  • A completed Paine College application indicating interest in the Pre-Nursing program
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25 ($40 for international students)
  • Official SAT or ACT score reports
  • Autobiographical essay (500-words typed)
  • Two letters of recommendation or completed reference forms (one from a school official)
  • Official high school transcript or GED scores (Official final transcript with verification of high school diploma is required after graduation)
  • Applicants graduating from Georgia public secondary schools must pass all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test

Other Requirements

  • Official transcripts, score reports, and other official documents must be received from an authorized institution.
  • As soon as all documents for the admission process have been received, the application will be evaluated and applicants will be notified by mail of the results.


Admissions Requirements to the IUON Upper Division Nursing Program

  • A completed IUON application
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Official TEAS or NLN PAX score reports
  • Essay on why you are interested in nursing (500-words typed)
  • Two letters of recommendation from a health professional or professor

Other Requirements

  • Official transcript from Paine College and all other institutions attended