The College reaffirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in that no otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under, any program or activity of the College because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap/disability, veteran status, marital status or sex.
College is an exciting time. Figuring out which path is right for you and learning how to get on that path can sometimes seem overwhelming. At Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, our Admissions and Financial Aid team is prepared to walk you through what it takes to become a student at GSC.
As you consider a career in nursing and application to our college, consider your ability to participate fully in an educational program for nursing. The Nursing profession is challenging and with job duties that can change by the minute, RNs need to be ready to perform a variety of tasks. Standards and Functional Abilities for Nursing Students has been developed for you to self-assess your readiness for a nursing career.
GSC admits students in August and January. Admissions are rolling, based on the date all application materials are received. At this time, there is an increased interest in the field of nursing. Therefore, students may experience a longer delay to enroll in the nursing courses than in general education courses. Upon acceptance, students will be notified when there are openings available in general education courses.
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Honors Admission Program
The Honors Admission Program at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science provides an opportunity for high school students who apply by December 1 of their senior year, priority placement in nursing their first semester and eligibility for additional scholarships. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, 25+ ACT or 1150+ SAT (Math and Reading only). Applicants may also be required to prepare an essay for competitive selection of candidates. The college may also extend eligibility to college transfer students who meet the high school criteria as well as a 3.2+ GPA for college coursework. Eligibility for college transfer honors is dependent on available spacing. For information on how to apply, contact the Admissions office at (513) 862-2743.
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Waiting List – Delayed Entry
GSC currently has a waiting list for entry to the College. There is a high demand for nursing education. The College has a rolling admission process and twice-a-year admissions. Questions about possible future enrollment dates should be directed to the admissions office at (513) 862-2743.
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Articulations and Partnerships
Loraine County Community College – LPN to RN
The LPN to RN articulation is offered to assist Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) advance their careers in nursing. LPNs will have the opportunity to earn the pre-requisites and co-requisites of the program and enter at Nursing 201. Seats/entrance to Nursing 201 are offered on a space available basis. To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Meet the admission requirements for the program
- Present a valid LPN license
- Successfully complete the Transition Course
- Theory section of Transition Course (Nursing 101 transition to Registered Nurse) is offered online through Lorain County Community College in Spring Semester Only. Student must apply to LCCC as a “non-degree” student (no application fee). Then notify Assistant Director of Admissions of the non-degree application. Apply at http://www.lorainccc.edu/Future+Students/
- The Clinical section of the Transition Course will be offered in Summer Only at GSC, following the completion of the Theory section.
Chatfield Community College
This articulation agreement is designed to coordinate transfer policies, enhance advising, and promote the acceptance of the transfer of associate degree credit from the Chatfield College (CC) to Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (GSC). Students who qualify are exempt from paying the GSC application fee. The maximum number of transfer credits accepted from Chatfield will have a C or better grade and will be equal to 25 semester credit hours. If you are a transfer student from Chatfield College, inquire with GSC Admission staff regarding this agreement.
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College Credit Plus (CCP) is an opportunity for high school students to simultaneously earn college credit and high school credit. By participating in Ohio’s CCP program, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science (GSC) provide qualified students an exceptional opportunity to advance their college education prior to high school graduation by earning credit for GSC courses.
College Credit Plus Application Process
By March 1st, students should check with their high school to determine if their school is participating in College Credit Plus. Prior to March 30th, participating high schools are to provide an informational session.
Prior to March 1st - Apply for Admission at GSC online at https://www.gscsonisweb.com/studapp.cfm. Request official transcripts and test scores from your high school to be sent to Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, 375 Dixmyth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220.
- Must have at least a 2.5 Cumulative GPA and at least a 2.25 Core GPA (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) on a 4-point scale
- 18+ ACT Composite Score or 870+ SAT Score (Reading and Math Only)*
*If student has not taken ACT or SAT, may must complete a college entrance exam.
April 1st – Download and complete the Intent to Participate form found on the state website and upload in the “Forms” section at https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/college_credit_plus_info_students_families.
Email this completed form back to the Ohio Department of Education no later than April 1st.
- Receive GSC Letter of Admission if the following items are completed and you meet the criteria to be qualified to participate in CCP
- Online application prior to March 1st
- Official High School Transcript
- ACT or SAT scores
- Guidance Counselor Recommendation Letter
- Apply for CCP funding by creating Safe Account at the Ohio Department of Education https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal (private high school students only)
- You must upload a copy of your letter of admission electronically.
College Credit Plus (CCP) students must apply to the program each academic year they wish to participate.
For more information on the College Credit Plus Program, go to https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/college_credit_plus_info_students_families.
Assistant Director, Admissions and Financial Aid
Websites with Other Admission Information
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