How to Apply - MS Nursing
September 15 - April 1
August 1 - November 1
1. Complete the SUNY Upstate application
Submit the College of Nursing application. The cost of this application is $65. 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 Three Letters of Recommendation
Letters must come from a professor/faculty member, a manager/supervisor, or an advanced practice nurse. One letter must be from your current supervisor and someone able to evaluate your clinical experience. The committee will not accept letters of recommendation from a colleague. 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. Submit Official Transcripts
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every college attended or every college from which they have received credit. Applicants should e-mail grade updates to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of the fall semester. SUNY Upstate Medical University alumni or current students are not required to submit transcripts unless any courses have been completed at another college since the time of your original application. For more information on how to apply, please e-mail email@example.com
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.
4. 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
You will be notified of a decision soon after the Admissions Committee reviews your completed application.
Once accepted, you must send a $150 deposit to reserve your place in the entering class. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition. All acceptances are contingent upon satisfactory completion of any college course work in progress.