Application Dates: Traditional Program

Application Opens: Early December

Application Deadline: 1/15/2021

Decision Notification: March

Program Start Term: Fall 2021 (Late August)

Program Length: 2 years

Application Availability

The Traditional BS in Nursing program only begins in the Fall (Late August).  The next term you can apply for is the Fall 2021 start term (with a May 2023 expected graduation) if you have all the admission requirements (prerequisite courses and GPAs) met by the 1/15/2021 application deadline.  In early December 2020 the program in NursingCAS will become available.  If you need assistance planning the completion of your prerequisite courses please contact our office or use our transcript evaluation service.

Current UB Students

Current UB students only need to submit the NursingCAS application. If you have any transfer coursework or test credit, make sure your HUB student center reflects all transfer credit. Check your transfer credits in HUB using the Understanding My Transfer Credit Summary directions.

  1. NursingCAS Application and $50 NursingCAS application fee

Transfer & Re-entry Students

If you are not currently attending UB as a degree-seeking student, you must apply to both the University at Buffalo and the School of Nursing by submitting two applications (UB application and NursingCAS application) and official transcripts from all schools attended.  We recommend that you submit your UB application and official transcripts early to ensure sufficient time to evaluate your courses. Admission to the University at Buffalo does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing Traditional Program. If you plan to complete most of your prerequisites at UB and apply to the upper division nursing program later when you have met all the admission requirements, you only need to complete step 1 at this time.

  1. UB Transfer Application and $50 application fee or
    Re-Entry Application
     (no fee required)
  2. NursingCAS Application and $50 application fee

Incoming Freshman & High School Students

Incoming freshman applicants are not eligible to submit the School of Nursing NursingCAS application. The Traditional Nursing Program is an upper division program that consists of two years of prerequisite courses and two years of nursing curriculum. Once students have completed most of the prerequisite courses, they may apply directly to the School of Nursing (typically during their sophomore year in college). Contact the UB Office of Admissions to learn more about the Freshman Application. Also, learn more about our dual admission, a partnership with the UB Honor's College.