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Apply to the Accelerated Online RN-to-BS in Nursing

Fall 2024 Admissions - July 1, 2024

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

How To Apply

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.  Official transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office by the records office of the issuing institution. Official transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original envelope provided by the community college or university and bear the university seal and the signature of the registrar of the issuing institution.  Grade updates can be emailed to [email protected] 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.  While we are most familiar with World Education Services (WES), we will accept any evaluation service that is accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

Official electronic transcripts are preferred and can be sent to [email protected].

If sending by stamped mail:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Admissions and Financial Aid
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 or part-time 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.

The Application Process

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Before applying, applicants are encouraged to review the Admission Requirements for their intended program of study and GPA requirement. Official transcripts showing a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

We encourage prospective students to learn more about their program of interest by attending an Open House or any of our Virtual Events. We also offer Individual meeting with an Admissions Advisor to discuss transfer credits, program requirements, etc.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 Admissions - July 1, 2024

Admission is rolling until the program is full.

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Once Your Application is Complete

After all admission required items are submitted, your application will change the status to complete. You will be contacted to schedule a virtual interview if applicable.

Admission decisions are sent out via e-mail. See the acceptance letter for the deadline to submit a deposit to secure a place in the class.

Accepted students will be required to submit their unencumbered NY State registered nurse license and current CPR certification through the Incoming Student Checklist. We also require a background check after being offered admission, and prior to the start of the program at SUNY Upstate.

All admitted students are admitted conditionally until background check results are obtained and reviewed by SUNY Upstate.

Academic Advice and Project Consultation

Academic Advice for students applying to the BS program is provided by the Program Director at College of Nursing. Accepted students are assigned an academic advisor who will help you create your schedule and register for classes.

Checking Your Application Status

The Admissions Office will be communicating application status changes via email.  You can also check the application status by login back to the application you have submitted. Your checklist is updated live as our application processing team receives your documents.

Reapplication Process

We encourage applicants who have previously applied to SUNY Upstate, and who were not admitted, to reach out to our admissions office for a post-advisement session to learn how to strengthen their application for re-applying. You can request an appointment by calling our office at 315-464-4570 or by emailing [email protected] (please be sure to include the name of the program in the subject of your email). 

The application process is still the same for reapplying, as outlined below, but we do hope to see an improvement in the quality of an application from one year to the next. 

Those reapplying will need to submit:

  • A new College of Nursing Application
    (please indicate the year of the previous application)
  • Three new Letters of Recommendation
  • Updated transcripts. Official college transcripts are required for any coursework completed since the previous application.
  • Previously submitted final college transcripts are transferable from the earlier application.