How to Apply
Before visiting our Online Application Site, please read the following information in its entirety for important details about the application process. If you are already familiar with this process, you may access the application directly by clicking here. Otherwise, please continue reading, and then click on the "Online Application Site" link at the bottom of the page when you are ready to apply.
All applicants to UMSL's College of Nursing should be aware of the minimum admission criteria for the program(s)/option(s) for which they are applying. Please click on the appropriate link below to find detailed information on the minimum admission criteria for a specific program.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Pre-Licensure Options
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN Option
Master of Science in Nursing
Please note that submission of an application to any of the above-listed program(s) does not guarantee admission. If you wish to speak with our Admissions Representative or one of our Academic Advisors to learn more about the competitive nature of admission into UMSL's nursing programs, please call the Office of Student Services at 314-516-6066 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to applying for admission to the university, all students must also submit a separate application to the College of Nursing.
- If you are currently seeking admission to UMSL as a freshman or pre-clinical transfer student, you do not need to submit any additional application materials to the College of Nursing at this time. For now, you need only to apply to the university by going to the website for the Office of Admissions and following the instructions listed on that page. You will submit your clinical application at a later date, generally during your last semester of general education coursework. You and your Academic Advisor will work together to determine when you will need to submit this application.
- If you are seeking clinical admission to one of our Pre-Licensure BSN Options (i.e. Traditional, Accelerated or Part-Time Evening/Weekend), and are within one semester of completing your general education coursework, you must submit a separate clinical application to the College of Nursing (see below).
- If you are seeking admission to our BSN Completion Option, our MSN Program, our PhD Program, or our DNP Program, you must submit a separate supplemental application to the College of Nursing (see below). Additional application materials are required for the MSN Program, PhD Program and DNP Program. A list of required application materials for each program can be accessed via the Online Application Site below.
Your clinical/supplemental application to the College of Nursing must be submitted online, via our
Late applications will not be considered, unless otherwise noted on the application.
Please note that we do not accept clinical/supplemental applications more than one year in advance. It is generally recommended that students submit their application approximately four to six weeks prior to the appropriate deadline. If you do not see your desired starting semester/year listed on the application yet, do not submit your application for a different semester/year; simply check back at a later date to see if it is available. The applications are generally made available about six months to a year in advance.
For specific questions regarding the application process, and your application in particular, please contact the Office of Student Services at 314-516-6066 or send an email to email@example.com.