Rolland
Roberta A. Rolland, PhD, RN, FNP

Director of Bachelor's Program

Sean Campanie

"The FNP program has helped me to grow professionally, while allowing me the flexibility to meet the needs of my family. The faculty are knowledgeable, offering guidance and support when I need it most."

—Sean Campanie, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner

How To Apply - BS

Application Period

BS Program
Fall: September 1 - May 15
Spring: July 1 - October 1

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. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the start of classes, but need not be completed at the time the application is submitted. List on the application all the classes you are currently taking and/or plan to take prior to entry into the program. PLEASE NOTE: this application does NOT offer spell check.
  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). We will also accept e-mailed letters of recommendation but only if it comes from a professional or college e-mail address. For example, jbrown@wegmans.com or jbrown@sunyocc.edu would be acceptable. UpstateFitness@gmail.com or jbrown@yahoo.com will not be accepted. E-mailed letters of recommendation should be sent to admissfa@upstate.edu.
  3. State University of New York (SUNY) Application: Apply Online to SUNY External Icon
    The SUNY application requires a $50 fee. Send the SUNY application and fee to the SUNY Application Processing Center in Albany. The address is on the application.
  4. Submit Official Transcripts
    Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every college attended or every college they have received credit from. Applicants should e-mail grade updates to admissfa@upstate.edu at the end of the fall semester.

    High school transcript are required for high school seniors applying Early Admission. If your high school uses Naviance for transcripts, please have them mail your official transcript to our office as SUNY Upstate is not able to receive transcripts electronically from Naviance.

    If your college transcripts are not in English, or it is 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 presented prior to matriculation.

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Admissions and Financial Aid

766 Irving Ave.

1215 Weiskotten Hall

Syracuse, NY 13210


Once accepted, you must send a $100 deposit to reserve your place in the entering class. The deposit is refundable until May 1 and is deducted from your first semester tuition. All acceptances are contingent upon satisfactory completion of any college course work in progress.