smk1, LPN 2,195 Posts May 3, 2008 I currently hold a BS in psychology and am taking the pre-req. i will be done with the pre-reqs in Dec. 08. My undergrad GPA is a 2.5 and from what i understand accelerated BSNs are looking for 3.0 and over. Would it be best to apply to a associates program and then get into a BSN program?Should i just try applying with that GPA? Has anyone else had this problem?You need to look at schools that don't require a high gpa for admission. Be that Associates or Bachelors. In my area if you could get your GPA to the 3.0 mark, there is one ADN school that will consider you because they have a lottery process. The rest are primarily GPA based and 3.0 is far below the cut of mark for entrance into the program. You need to find every nursing school in the area and find out their entrace requirements. Another round about option could be obtaining an LPN and then being able to join an RN program in the second year and therefore bypassing some of the GPA entrance requirements because it is a different pathway. Check into this as well to see if it will work.