Graduate Programs Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying for one of our graduate programs at the School of Nursing. Before you apply, please read this page outlining the application process and important details. 

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Current Applications Open

The School of Nursing is accepting applications to the programs below. If you do not see your program of interest listed, please do not start an application. Please contact us at if you have a question about when your application will open. 

Term Program Specialty Application Open Date Application Due Date
Spring 2025 Advanced Certificate PMHNP July 15, 2024 October 15, 2024
Summer 2025 Post-BS DNP CRNA July 15, 2024 September 5, 2024

Please email Tanner Gelatt at to inquire when we will be accepting applications for your program. 

Steps for the Application Process

  1. Use the apply button at the bottom of the page and sign in using your existing account information or create a new account to start the a new application. 
  2. Select the School of Nursing option and select the semester and program you are applying for.
  3. Fill out the application in full and submit when complete. Please do not wait for letters of recommendations and official transcripts to arrive before submitting. 
  4. Once submitted, you will be emailed a link to the Status Portal. On this portal, you will be able to submit your application payment and supporting documents (personal statement, resume, etc.). 
  5. Use the checklist on the Status Portal to make sure your supporting documents are submitted by the deadline for your application. All supporting documents must be received by the application deadline for you to be reviewed. 
  6. Once all application materials are received, your application will be sent for review and the Office of Student Services will reach out via email with the next steps. 

Transcripts required

We require transcripts from every college/university that you've attended. For the application review process we will need official transcripts from where you obtained your bachelor's degree in nursing and if you have a master's degree. The University at Buffalo School of Nursing reserves the right to require official transcripts from any institution an applicant attended. 

  • Do not upload screenshots or poor quality transcripts. 
  • If you have graduated from an institution, your transcripts, including unofficial transcripts, must reflect this.
  • If you are a current UB student, we will have access to your transcripts and will upload them for you. 
  • Any transcripts coming from an institution outside of the United States must be official. 
  • If uploading via Parchment, use the "University at Buffalo" option. 
  • If uploading via the National Student Clearinghouse, our school code is 002837. 

Letters of Recommendation

All programs require three recommendations; please do not include more than three. Letters are submitted directly to us; however, on your Status Portal, you will be able to see which have been submitted. 

Some healthcare facilities' firewalls prevent our emails from reaching recommenders. We suggest using a personal email rather than a professional email to ensure delivery. If a recommender has not received a link to submit a letter on your behalf please email Tanner Gelatt at

Residents of New York State

For students that are residents of NYS, please note that if accepted you will need to provide documentation of residency. 

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