I've been a student at LSUHSC SON since Spring of 2011. I completed all of my pre-reqs at Southeastern, and my GPA was a 3.4 when I applied in August of 2010. Acceptance isn't based strictly on GPA, but it does make up a good part of it. There's also a HESI Admissions Assessment you have to take, a paper you have to write, as well as an interview. I was a nervous wreck throughout the whole application process, especially since it was the only school I applied to. Applications for Spring admission are usually due around August 15th. Make sure you submit all paperwork or it will be incomplete. I got a call about two weeks later to schedule an interview for September 19th. Senior nursing students did our interviews, but I've heard from newer students that it's been different since then. I got lost on the way to to my interview, was almost late and cried during it because I was just a nervous wreck haha, but I did fine. I received my acceptance letter on October 25th, and it was such a huge relief. I looked into Charity, but a big deciding factor for me was the fact that it was an ADN program and you have to apply a year in advance, as opposed to the semester before at LSU. I also want my BSN, so I figured it'd be best to just get it all done at once, instead of doing a transition/bridge program later. My advice is to contact the nursing recruiter at the Office of Student Affairs with a copy of your transcript, and she'll be able to tell you which classes will transfer over and everything. That's the very first thing I did when I considered applying. Once I had completed all the classes at SELU that I knew would transfer, I scheduled my HESI Assessment and got all of my paperwork together for my application. If you're seriously considering LSU, start getting everything together now. Good luck!