College of Nursing

Admission Process

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Admission Process:

  1. Apply to The University of Toledo (admission ongoing)
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges to The University of Toledo
  3. Register for classes after completing orientation
  4. Apply to the upper division nursing major once prerequisite courses are complete, subject to nursing advisor approval

Upper Division Nursing Major Deadlines:

October 1 - January 15: Application period for BSN Summer Entry
February 15 - May 1: Application period for BSN Fall Entry
June 1 - September 1: Application period for BSN Spring Entry

 graduate admission process (dnp, msn, Nurse Educator and graduate certificate)

  1. Apply to The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies by completing a Nursing Supplemental Application
  2. Complete a NursingCAS Application, including a personal statement, resume, and three recommendations
  3. Send official transcripts from all colleges to NursingCAS

Graduate Program Deadlines:


AGPCNP, FNP, PMHNP and PPCNP Graduate Certificate Only - Application Period: September 1 - December 30

* Students who have completed the prerequisites, Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Health Assessment may apply for the summer semester to begin clinical. 


MSN-DNP (Direct and Leadership), BSN-DNP, MSN (all tracks, including Graduate-Entry CNL)Graduate Certificate (AGPCNP, FNP, PMHNP and PPCNP) - Application Period: January 1 - April 30


MSN (all tracks EXCEPT Graduate-Entry CNL) and Graduate Certificate (all tracks) - Application Period May 1 - August 30

*YOUR APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. A completed application consists of the UToledo Supplemental application, a verified NursingCAS application, personal statement, resume, three recommendations and GRE and TOEFL, if required. See complete details below.

**Baccalaureate in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education is required for all graduate programs, except for the CNL MSN. 

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

Complete the NursingCAS application at Application must be electronically submitted by the posted deadline

  • 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 Nursing CAS.
  • 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 Application fee is paid at time of submission, and the application must be electronically submitted by the posted deadlines above.

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 foreign educated applicants) Submit official results to Institutional Code:  1845

  • Documented, supervised clinical hours in master's program (Post Master's-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 for analysis verifying BSN or equivalent.

  • International applicants need official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL* or IELTS* Minimum required test scores 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.

Last Updated: 8/21/19