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How To Apply - Online RN-to-BS in Nursing

Application Period

BS Program

Spring: August 1st- Nov. 1st

Fall: November 1st- June 1st

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Bachelor's applicants must submit the SUNY Application and the Upstate Supplemental Application.

  1. Complete the SUNY Upstate application

    Submit the College of Nursing application. Prerequisite courses do not need to be completed at the time of application, but must be completed before the start of classes. List all classes you are taking or plan to take prior to entry. You will receive further instructions after filing your application.

  2. Submit Two Letters of Recommendation

    Letters should come from nursing professionals who can comment on your clinical expertise and academic abilities (faculty, supervisor, and/or preceptor/mentor). Applicants will submit their reference's information when filling out their application for admission. Upon submission of the application, the references will receive instructions on how to submit them through MyUpstate.

  3. State University of New York (SUNY) Application:

    The SUNY application requires a $50 fee. The code is 0192, and it will be a transfer application. 
  4. Submit Official Transcripts

    Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every college attended or have received credit from. Grade updates can be emailed to apply@upstate.edu at semester’s end.

    If your college transcripts are not in English, or are not in the same grading system as the United States, you will need to get a translation and a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an approved agency.

    All official transcripts are to be sent to the Admissions & Financial Aid Office at the address below.
  5. Submit copies of your RN License & CPR Certification:

    Copies of your current RN license and current CPR certification must be submitted prior to matriculation. They can be emailed to apply@upstate.edu or mailed to the address below. 

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Admissions and Financial Aid
766 Irving Ave.
1213 Weiskotten Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210

Accepted students must submit a $100 deposit to reserve their place in the entering class. The deposit is deducted from the first semester tuition. All acceptances are contingent upon satisfactory completion of any college course work in progress.

The College of Nursing is asking applicants to carefully consider their life and work obligations prior to applying for the full-time (two-year) or part-time (three-year) program of study, as applicants cannot switch between part-time and full-time status. This policy can be appealed for extenuating circumstances only by submitting a request to the Dean of the College of Nursing.

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