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How to Apply to the Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing program

We are excited to support your journey to a rewarding nursing profession with the Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing (ABSN) programs at the University of Rochester.

The School of Nursing uses a comprehensive, holistic review process during which each application receives individual consideration. We seek applicants who:

  • clearly understand the role of the nurse,
  • are motivated and prepared to pursue an intensive, full-time program of study,
  • and are committed to upholding the values of the school and the profession.

Below, find details about how to successfully submit an application to the 12-Month or 24-Month Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing (ABSN) programs to earn a second bachelor's degree.

Application Deadlines

We enroll a new cohort for the Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing (ABSN) programs every semester. All supplemental materials must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the deadline.

Application Dates & Deadlines
Entry Semester Program Length Application Opens Application Deadline
Spring 12-Month March 16 July 1
Summer 12 & 24-Month July 16 Nov. 1
Fall 12-Month Nov. 16 March 1

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the 12-Month or 24-Month Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing programs, applicants must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing from an accredited school
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 from the most recent relevant degree
  • successfully complete the prerequisite course requirements before starting the program
  • be proficient in the English language (international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency)

Application Requirements

To submit a complete application, create an account to complete all sections of the online application. In addition, upload or submit required materials:

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Current resume or CV
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores for international applicants who are non-native English speakers

As part of your application, you must also answer several questions (each with a 150-word limit). Learn more about how to complete the application and upload these materials.

Application Review Process

Once you complete your application, you may receive a follow-up email to participate in our interview process. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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