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Admissions and Aid

Why Choose the UR School of Nursing?

This is where it all starts.

We’re excited that you’re considering advancing your education and proud to show you why the UR School of Nursing should be your top choice for a rewarding and successful health care career. Whether you are brand new to nursing or pursuing an advanced degree, our academic programs are some of the best in the country and backed by expert faculty. See yourself here!

Take the first step.

You’re thinking about pursuing further education to grow as a health care professional. We have outlined a few steps to familiarize yourself with our application process, aid opportunities, and how to become a student here at the School of Nursing. 



Explore our programs.

Our innovative programs prepare nurses and health care professionals to improve patient care throughout upstate NY and beyond. Take a look at what we have to offer and consider what pathway is the best fit for you. Review the eligibility requirements for each program before applying. We also encourage you to connect with one of our admissions representatives with any questions you may have.

Connect with Us


The Admissions Team hosts virtual open houses, info sessions, and other events throughout the year. Explore our calendar to select and register for an upcoming event or schedule a visit. We look forward to showing you what the UR School of Nursing has to offer! 

Attend an Event

Schedule a Virtual Visit



Review deadlines and important dates.

Most of our programs accept students for fall, spring, and summer admissions – or, you can experience what it’s like to be a student before officially applying by taking a non-matriculated course

Application Deadlines by Program

In anticipation of changes to operations across higher education institutions, we are waiving our application requirement of official transcripts. Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts, including student copies. If admitted, students will be required to submit official transcripts to maintain their offer of admission.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please contact the admissions office at (585) 275-2717, (585) 275-2375, or visit the COVID-19  website.





Accelerated Bachelor's Program

March 1

July 1

November 1

RN to BS Program

July 1 (priority deadline)

Nov. 1 (priority deadline)

March 1 (priority deadline)





Accelerated Master's Program for Non-Nurses


July 1

November 1

All Master's &
Post-Master's Programs 

April 15

Sept. 15

Jan. 15






April 15

Sept. 15

Jan. 15


Feb. 1 for all financial awards. By May 1 for all fall admission applications.






May 1

September 1

January 2

Non-Matriculated Courses

Enroll any time before the course start date. Check our calendar for course start dates

Online Prerequisite Courses

For fall:

Course starts Sept. 10. Last day to register: Dec. 1

For spring:

Course starts Jan. ­10. Last day to register: April 1.

For summer:

Course starts June 10. Last day to register: Aug. 1


For June Class Session:

Early admission: March 1 ($25 fee)

Regular Admission: April 1 ($50 fee)

For September Class Session:

Early Admission: July 1 ($25 fee)

Regular Admission: September 1 ($50 fee)

For February Session:

Early Admission: November 1 ($25 fee)

Regular admission: December 1 ($50 fee)

Care Management Education Program

Rolling Admissions

Legal Nurse Consultant Course

Sept. 1 for October course session

Medical Terminology Course

Rolling Admissions

Admission Deadlines - pdf



Learn how the School of Nursing can support your education financially.

We believe every student should have access to a UR School of Nursing education. We provide scholarships, grants, and other aid opportunities to serve a diverse student population from all backgrounds. These include: 

This 50 percent scholarship is currently being offered to students living or working in the Finger Lakes region who apply to the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or RN to BS program. Learn more about the Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship...

In addition to University of Rochester School of Nursing scholarships or grants, students may also explore opportunities on a local, state, or national level. Learn more about External Scholarships...

The School of Nursing is partnering with the University of Rochester Medical Center to cover the full cost of tuition for UR employees regardless of tuition benefit eligibility for the RN to BS program and select master's programs. Learn more about the SON Tuition Grant...

The University of Rochester thanks our veterans for your service to our country and values your contributions to our campus community. Learn more about Veteran Resources...

Work at a URMC affiliate organization? Receive 55 percent in tuition support for the RN to BS and select master's programs. Learn more about the Affiliate Professional Development Grant... 

For more information about additional types of aid, including Federal Direct Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, State Educational Loans, and Alternative Educational Loans. Learn more about Federal Aid and Other Resources...



Ready to Apply?


How to Submit an Application   Apply Now


Answers to common application questions

Matriculated: By submitting a matriculated student application, you are seeking admission to the University of Rochester School of Nursing to complete courses toward a degree or post-master's certificate program.

  • Baccalaureate
  • Master's
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctoral


  • RN First Assistant Course
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Course

Other Non-Matriculated courses include: Medical Terminology, Care Management Education Program, Fast Track Online Prerequisite courses, and Non-Matriculated Course registration. To register for these courses, please visit our Center for Lifelong Learning.

By registering for a non-matriculated course, you are not seeking admission into a program or certificate program, although you may choose to do so in the future. Courses taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied to a degree or matriculated program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. (The number of non-matriculated credits able to be transferred into a matriculated program is limited.)

No, prerequisites do not need to be complete in order for your application to be considered complete and ready for review. However, you must demonstrate satisfactory completion of all prerequisites prior to matriculation into a program through official transcript submission.

After you submit your online application, you will be able to view your application portal which will provide a lot of insight as to the status of your record. You will be able to upload select materials directly in your portal, such as your resume, or writing sample (if applicable). You will also be able to see whether we have received your materials. If you have submitted materials that are not listed as received, please reach out to our Admissions Office. It is most helpful for us if you are able to verify where your materials were submitted/mailed, the method of submission, as well as the date they were requested/submitted or any other confirmation information you may have.

No, you do not need to have all supplemental materials in order to submit your application. Additional app requirements can be sent in following the submission of your application. Please note, if you are applying to a program that has a deadline, the deadline signifies both the deadline to submit your application, as well as to submit all of your required supplemental materials.

Typically, transcripts submitted by applicants are not able to be considered official. Official transcripts are original transcripts that have been issued directly from your previously attended institution(s). In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent to:

  • through a student clearinghouse- approved agency (such as Parchment) by the registrar’s office of your previously attended institution
  • University of Rochester School of Nursing
    BOX SON, Admissions Office
    601 Elmwood Ave
    Rochester, NY 14642
  • Forwarded to the Student Affairs Office in the original sealed envelope (with signature or stamp over the seal) from your previously attended institution

If you have an extenuating circumstance, or concern regarding your official transcripts, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Office at (585) 275-2375.


Office of Enrollment & Admissions



Our Vision


The University of Rochester School of Nursing employs a holistic application review process to identify curious, capable, and engaged students from across the globe. We seek to understand each applicant’s academic strengths, life experiences, and ethical character to determine their potential to contribute to diverse learning environments and improve the health of individuals and communities. We are a school that values equality of opportunity, diversity , inclusivity, and honest, respectful examination of ideas. We seek applicants who will champion these values as future clinicians, leaders, educators, and scholars, joining us in making the world ever better. Meliora!


Contact Us

School of Nursing Admissions Office
585-275-2717 (direct) OR


Our Team



Julian Ferris

Assistant Director, Admissions & Enrollment Management
Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses
Email Julian

Maria Catalano

Maria Catalano

Admissions Office Secretary
Email Admissions


Andrea Chamberlain

Andrea Chamberlain, MS

Email Registrar


Robin Cooley, MS

Assistant Registrar
Email Registrar
Allie Duffney

Allie Duffney, MS

Director, Admissions & Enrollment Management
Email Allie
Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman, PhD

Assistant Director, Admissions & Enrollment Management
NP, DNP, and PhD programs
Email Dave
Kendall Knight

Kendall Knight

Financial Aid Counselor
Email Kendall
Tina McCoy

Christina McCoy

Compliance Officer
Email Compliance
Maria Catalano

Maria Sepúlveda

Assistant Director, Admissions & Enrollment Management
RN to BS, MS-level HCM, CNL, MNE programs
Email Maria
Kim Starken

Kim Starken, MS

Associate Director, Admissions Operations & Systems
Email Kim
Nadine Taylor

Nadine Taylor

Center for Lifelong Learning
(585) 275-0446
Email CLL



Not just any nurses. OUR Nurses.

The University of Rochester School of Nursing is one of the nation’s pioneers in nursing education and ranked in the top 40 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2020 Best Nursing Schools. Our nurses and health care professionals are widely recognized as having a more focused and challenging education — one that prepares them for health care today, and what it will be tomorrow.