Application Requirements

For students seeking a traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who would be entering as an undergraduate freshman.
For students seeking a traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who would be entering as sophomores transferring from either another department/unit within U-M or from another accredited institution.
For students interested in a MSN or a post-baccalaureate DNP in the Advanced Clinical Pathway or an MSN in the Systems, Populations & Leadership pathway.
For students who wish to focus on a program of research within the field of nursing.
Doctoral program for students who wish to focus their academic study on practice within the field of nursing.
Individually designed program of study for students seeking certification in one of a number of fields. Use this application process for the
  • Certificate in Health Informatics
  • Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education
  • All Post-Masters Advanced Practice Certificates. 

Graduate Non-Candidate for Degree Admissions 

The School of Nursing offers students a flexible enrollment option to take graduate level coursework with a Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) admission status. A student may choose NCDF as a means of enrolling for continuing education purposes.
You may apply for NCFD status if you have already earned a Nursing Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.0. If you are interested in taking Non-Candidate for Degree coursework at the undergraduate level, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
If admitted, you may enroll for two consecutive terms in a maximum of two courses per term in a single program. NCFD students cannot register for courses until the first day of classes each term. International students seeking NCFD status must be enrolled full-time.
Required Application Materials
  • Completed NursingCAS Non-Degree Nursing Application
  • Application fee of $65
  • Official post-secondary transcript confirming successful completion of a Bachelors degree
International Applicants
In addition to providing the materials stated above, please submit:
  • Official English proficiency scores for those applicants whose native language is not English. Please refer to the Entrance Exams website for additional information
  • A copy of an I-20, DS-2019, passport, U.S. visa and I-94 card.
Credit Earned Under Non-Candidate for Degree Status
Courses elected under Non-Candidate for Degree status cannot be counted toward a School of Nursing graduate degree program unless the student receives regular admission and the chair of the degree program determines that the courses are acceptable. Regular admission is not guaranteed. To be considered, a regular admission application must be submitted through NursingCAS.
Tuition and Fee Information
Non-Candidate for Degree students pay the same tuition as degree-seeking students. Financial assistance is not available.