How to Apply — BS Nursing

Important Dates

Fall Semester

  • March 1 - Deadline for completion of NursingCAS Application
  • March 30 - Deadline for completion of Upstate Supplemental Application

Spring Semester

  • November 1 - Deadline for completion of NursingCAS Application
  • November 30 - Deadline for completion of Upstate Supplemental Application

Application Open

  • September 1
    You may apply to the bachelor of science program as early as September, one year before you plan to begin your studies.

How to Re-apply

The recommended deadline to reapply is March 1. Follow instructions under How to Re-apply through NursingCAS Application. See re-applicant frequently asked questions in the NursingCAS FAQ's.

How To Apply

Bachelor's applicants must submit the NursingCAS Application, the SUNY Application, and the Upstate's Supplemental Application:

  • Apply Online Through NursingCAS - Completion of the Centralized Application Service for Nursing Programs (NursingCAS)
    • Official Transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
    • Test Scores from associate degree-level ECE and CLEP exams used to fulfill admissions requirements. (If applicable)
    • Two Letters of Recommendation from nursing professionals who can comment on your clinical expertise and academic abilities. (Note: Students selected under the Joint Admission Agreement program* are not required to submit letters of recommendation.)
    • RN license, CPR certification - Copies of current RN license and current CPR certification.
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Application Apply Online to SUNY External link
    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.
  • Upstate Supplemental Application (No Cost) - Instruction on how to access the online Supplemental Application will be e-mailed to you once your NursingCAS Application has beed verified and sent to the Office of Student Admissions.

You will be notified of a decision soon after the Admissions Committee reviews your completed application. 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.

Application Deadlines
BS Program:
Fall Semester: June 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Debora E Kirsch
Debora E Kirsch, MS, RN, CNS
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