Admissions & aid

Welcome! Take the first step to beginning or advancing an exciting career in the field of nursing. Students come here because:

  • Our faculty are leaders in their field and active in researching and publishing.
  • We have a unique model of clinical education and a close relationship with Michigan Medicine as well as other health systems.
  • We are highly ranked
  • Our NCLEX rate is one of the best in the state. From January 1-June 30, 2018, UMSN test-takers had a 97.84% NCLEX pass rate.

Visit us!

We offer undergraduate, sophomore transfer, and graduate student information sessions and webinars. 

Application process

Application requirements and deadlines lists all of the application eligibility criteria, instructions, required materials, and deadlines for each program that you need to know. 

Students applying from outside the United States should submit all application materials at least one month before all published deadlines. 

All programs have a fall term start date (September), unless otherwise indicated. The NursingCAS application is used for all of our programs except for our BSN and Ph.D. degrees.

Important information for online degree applicants

The University of Michigan School of Nursing strives to continually update information regarding states where we cannot assure clinical placements for students enrolled in our online programs.  This information is provided on the School of Nursing website and additional information is available on the University of Michigan website. As of September 1, 2019, we are not positioned to accept applications for our online programs from students in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington. This information is subject to change. Please contact the Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Programs at for additional questions about clinical placements. 

We are currently not accepting international applicants to our online programs due to regulatory, licensure and placement constraints. International students are welcome to apply to our residential programs.

Special information

If you are a sophomore transfer student, view information on transfer equivalencies.

International applicants welcome; view international applicant requirements.


See the list of admissions frequently asked questions (FAQs).

University of Michigan Undergraduate Admissions ask us knowledgebase provides FAQs for all undergraduate admissions topics.

Financial aid

Unique opportunities

Undergraduate Honors program

Students in the undergraduate Honors program receive special opportunities to work on meaningful research with faculty; participate in a student mentorship program; and cultivate their leadership capabilities through community service and Honors activity planning. The Honors program sets high expectations for selected students. 

Students of the incoming freshman class who meet criteria for the Honors program will receive information about it and will be invited to apply. 

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars program

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has three key missions: to develop outstanding faculty, to advance scholarship, and to spark innovative practice. The program focuses on increasing the number of advanced practice nurses who can excel as health care leaders, nursing school faculty and as primary care providers. It also prepares doctoral candidates to address the needs of future patients, including co-morbidities, chronic illnesses, and culturally competent care. Eligible Ph.D. and DNP students are nominated to become Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars; students do not need to apply. 

Contact us

BSN program:

Graduate programs:

Phone calls for all academic related inquires, including prospective student questions or calls from parents of current and prospective students: (734) 763-5985 (Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm EST).