Application requirements

BSN program - Freshmen applicants
For students seeking a traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who would be entering as an undergraduate freshman.





BSN program - Sophomore transfer applicants
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.





MSN and post-baccalaureate DNP programs
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.





Ph.D. program
For students who wish to focus on a program of research within the field of nursing.





Post-master's DNP program
Doctoral program for students who wish to focus their academic study on practice within the field of nursing.




Post-master's certificate programs
Individually designed program of study for students seeking certification in one of a number of fields. We offer certificates in health informatics, post-master's certificate in nursing education, and post-master's 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.

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.

Application deadlines

NursingCAS opens on August 23, 2017. Deadline information is coming soon.

Admission requirements

You may apply for NCFD status if you have already earned a nursing bachelor's or master's 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. 

Application information

  • Completed NursingCAS non-degree nursing application
  • Application fee of $70
  • Official post-secondary transcript confirming successful completion of a bachelor's degree
  • International applicants also submit English proficiency scores and a copy of an I-20, DS-2019, passport, U.S. visa and I-94 card. See general details for international applicants

Credit earned under non-candidate for degree status

Courses elected under non-candidate for degree status cannot be counted toward a U-M 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 fees

Non-candidate for degree students pay the same tuition as degree-seeking students. Financial assistance is not available.