Petitioning Advanced Mathematics admission requirement


Requirements for admission to the BSN program include a course in advanced mathematics. Many applicants to the BSN program have completed a course in statistics, but may not have completed a course in advanced math, a prerequisite for statistics. Courses in advanced math include College Algebra (not Intermediate Algebra) and Finite Math. If you have not completed a course in advanced math, you may petition to waive this requirement.

A petition is a written request that provides evidence to support the request. In the case of the advanced math, a petition to waive that requirement would provide evidence that you have acquired knowledge and skill of advanced math by some mechanism other than an advanced math course.

For example, you might provide evidence from the statistics course you completed that indicates you can use principles usually learned in an advanced math course. You might consider principles of advanced math and how:

  • Advanced math concepts were prerequisites for statistics, a course you have already completed
  • Knowledge of algebra is required to successfully complete a statistics course
  • Statistics required you to use concepts of advanced math, such as functions and their graphs, mathematical models, including population growth and compound interest and:
    • Logic, set theory, Venn diagrams
    • Probability
    • Matrix applications

Your evidence is best presented in an organized manner, indicating that you have completed a course in statistics, which required an understanding of advanced math. Provide specific examples of how you use/have used principles of advanced math in your statistics course. You must provide examples of how you use advanced math principles in nursing practice by calculating med dosages, for examples, based on weight.


Once admitted print and complete the Petition to the BSN Admissions Committee, attach pages as necessary, and submit your petition to the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership program.