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How To Apply - Online BS in Nursing

Application Period

BS Program
Spring 2019: September 15th - December 1st
Fall 2019: September 15th - June 1st

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, or would be acceptable. or will not be accepted. Each letter of recommendation must complete the Admissions Letter of Recommendation template form. E-mailed letters of recommendation should be sent to
  3. State University of New York (SUNY) Application: External Link Icon

    Apply Online to SUNY
    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 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.
1213 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.