College of Nursing

Graduate Nursing Program Deadlines and Application Process

Program Name NursingCAS & Supplemental Applications Open
(dates subject to change)
NursingCAS & Supplemental Application Deadline
(dates subject to change)
MSN-DNP (fall entry) September 15 December 15
BSN-DNP (fall entry) September 15 December 15
MSN FNP (fall entry) September 15 December 15
MSN PNP (fall entry) September 15 December 15
MSN Nurse Educator
(fall entry)
September 15 December 15
MSN Nurse Educator
(spring entry)
June 1 September 1
MSN Graduate Entry CNL
(fall entry)
September 15 December 15
Certificate FNP
(fall entry)
September 15 December 15
Certificate PNP
(fall entry)
September 15 December 15
Certificate Educator
(spring entry)
June 1 September 1
YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
*A completed application consists of a verified NursingCAS application, personal statement, resume, three recommendations, complete nursing supplemental application, and GRE and TOEFL if required.

The Graduate Nursing Program Application Process consists of an application through NursingCAS and a Nursing Supplemental Application:

NursingCAS Application Process:

Before you create an application through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS):

  • Obtain student copies of your college transcripts to assist you in completing the course work section of the application.
    • Request official transcripts using the Transcript Request Form in NursingCAS. Students are required to have their official transcripts sent directly to NursingCAS. This form can be printed from the "Colleges Attended" section once you create an application.  Complete the form and submit it to the Registrar's office of each institution attended.  Please advise the Registrar's office to enclose the transcript request form with your official sealed transcript and mail it directly to the NursingCAS transcript processing center.
  • Read the NursingCAS Admissions Code of Cooperation for applicant responsibilities. General information regarding NursingCAS can be found at http://www.nursingcas.org/.

  • Please view this quick tutorial about NursingCAS (please note: students applying for graduate programs must submit personal statement, recommendation forms, etc. to the College of Graduate Studies, not through NursingCAS).

Complete the NursingCAS application at https://portal.nursingcas.org. Application must be electronically submitted by the posted deadline

CAS initial service fee*


DNP: $65
MSN: $65
Graduate Certificate: $65
MSN Graduate Entry CNL: $65
*as a first designation choice


  • NursingCAS processing may take up to five weeks after your application, transcripts, and payment is received.

  • Submit 3 recommendations, to be submitted electronically on your behalf via the "References" section of NursingCAS.

  • Submit your personal statement via the "Personal Statement" section of NursingCAS, title it "University of Toledo" *

  • Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the "Document Upload" section of NursingCAS *

    *Applicants must attach the file on destinations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.


Nursing Supplemental Application:

The Nursing Supplemental Application can be found through The University of Toledo at http://apply.utoledo.edu.

Supplemental fee: $45
Application fee is paid at the time of submission
Applications must be electronically submitted by the posted deadlines

Nursing supplemental materials must include:

  • Final, official transcripts showing degree conferred or completion of in progress courses should be sent to The University of Toledo at the time an offer of admission is extended

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report (taken within five years). (Required for MSN Graduate Entry Clinical Nurse Leader and foreign trained applicants) Submit official results to Institutional Code:  1845

  • Documented, supervised clinical hours in master's program (MSN-DNP applicants only)

  • Applicants who are nurses with a bachelor degree from another country need to contact Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools at www.cgfns.org for analysis verifying BSN or equivalent.

  • International applicants need official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL* or IELTS* Minimum required test scores http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html) score report (taken within two years), US citizenship or appropriate visa, financial statement, and evidence of an earned bachelor degree as evaluated by one of the following services:

World Education Services, Inc.
International Educational Consultants

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Spantran Educational Services, Inc.

The foreign transcript report is to be sent directly to NursingCAS from the foreign transcript evaluation agency.  Do not send foreign transcripts to NursingCAS. NursingCAS only accepts foreign evaluations.

All international applicants must contact the International Services Coordinator/Graduate Admissions: 419-383-4107.

Last Updated: 3/22/15