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Whether you are just beginning to consider the right university or already have a focused plan and are ready to apply, the Office of Admissions and Student Services is available to help you. We welcome your email, phone calls and personal visits and look forward to talking with you!

Application Deadlines

If questions arise during the process, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are no longer accepted online. The online application for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available in September 2015. 

Submit early for optimal consideration
Make sure to give yourself time to complete your application. However, the earlier you submit for our programs, the better. We will accept applications beginning in September 2015. Decisions will be turned around a few weeks after your completed application is received. We strongly encourage you to submit your application during the fall months to ensure maximum consideration for a place in our class. Please complete an inquiry request form if you'd like to be notified when the application opens.

Application Deadlines

ProgramDeadline DateDeadline Type
ABSNDec. 1Priority
June 1Priority
MSNDec. 1Priority
May 1Priority
Post-Graduate CertificateDec. 1Priority
May 1Priority
DNPFeb. 1Priority
May 1Priority
Nurse Anesthesia DNPOct. 15Early Decision
Dec. 1Priority
PhDDec. 8Priority
Specialty Certificates (Fall Start Only)Aug. 1Priority
Non-DegreeFall, Spring, SummerRolling Admissions

Applications must be complete in order to be considered by the Admissions Committee.


To apply for admission, interested students must complete the online application. Please visit How To Apply for instructions and specific program application requirements.

Application Materials

Each program has specific application material requirements that are necessary in order for an application to be regarded as complete.

Admission Requirements

Each program has specific admission requirements in addition to the application materials above.

Sample Matriculation Plans


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