RN-BSN Application Deadlines and Process

Application Deadlines

Prospective students must submit the university application via Cal State Apply and School of Nursing supplemental application by the following deadlines:

Cal State Apply Application Period

August 1 - August 31, 2016

We strongly recommend that prospective students complete the Cal Sate Apply application as early as possible during the application period to allow time for an SF State ID number to be issued and all required university documentation, including a set of official transcripts, residency status information, etc., to be submitted, received and processed. 

School of Nursing Undergraduate Supplemental Application Period

"New!" August 25 - September 5, 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Please note:
  • New applicants must submit official transcript to NursingCAS between September 5 - 15
  • Re-applicants do not need to resubmit official transcript but must submit any new transcripts if you have taken additional coursework since you last applied 

We recommend beginning the process early in the application period as late applications will not be accepted. Further supplemental application guidance and instructions are available during the application period on the Program Materials section of NursingCAS.

Application Process

Step One: Submit Application to San Francisco State University via Cal State Apply

Second Baccalaureate Applicants

Prospective students who have a previous bachelor's degree must apply for second baccalaureate status through the SF State Division of Graduate Studies by submitting a Cal State Apply graduate application. The program of interest/major selection must be: "Nursing (RN to BS)[Second Baccalaureate]". For details information on admission and transcript submission to San Francisco State University, please go to Division of Graduate Studies.

Transfer Applicants

Submit an application for admission to undergraduate studies through Cal State Apply.  Complete details concerning this portion of the process, including transcript submission, is available on the Future Students section of the SF State web site. The program of interest of interest/major selection must be: "Nursing (APO-RN) [BS - IMPACTED]"

Current SF State Students 

A Cal State Apply application is not needed for current SF State students. However students who have not enrolled in SF State classes for two or more full semesters must re-apply admission to the university via Cal State Apply. The program of interest/major selection must be the appropriate first or second baccalaureate option as indicated above.

Step Two: Submit School of Nursing Supplemental Application - (All applicants)

The following materials or requirements must be submitted through NursingCAS by the supplemental application deadline:

  • Prerequisite course information 
  • Official transcripts from each college or community college attended.  For Fall 2016 entry: Request/submit  in January 2016 to include Fall 2015 grades (if necessary)
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of valid California RN license or a statement which indicates when it will be received

Frequently asked questions about the supplemental application/NursingCAS, including the Re-applicant feature, are available here.

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