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Admission to the College of Nursing is competitive. In selecting students, the Admissions Committee considers previous academic performance, letters of recommendation and a personal statement of professional experience and goals.

How to Apply

The admissions committee considers those who have submitted complete applications. To determine if your application is complete, contact:

Although New York state residents are given preference, out-of-state applicants are welcome and admitted each year.

Preadmission Advisement

We recommend you seek preadmission advisement 10 to 12 months prior to the date of your anticipated matriculation. In this session, an admissions counselor provides you with guidance and assistance in meeting the admissions requirements. Appointments for preadmission advisement may be made online or by calling the Office of Student Admissions at 315-464-4570. Please bring to your appointment photocopies of academic records, including nursing school transcripts, transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended, and semester grade reports. Applicants who are unable to travel to the College of Nursing for an advisement session should send a cover letter and copies of academic records to the:

Office of Student Admissions
1213 Weiskotten Hall
SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY-13210 OR
Fax them to: 315 464-8867


Veteran Applicants

SUNY Upstate is proud to waive the Upstate application fee for US Veterans and/or Active Duty Military! Instructions on how to submit a waiver are provided within the application. If you have any questions regarding this waiver, please email admiss@upstate.edu and indicate your program of interest.