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Application Deadlines

Application windows could close sooner, if maximum capacity has been reached.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Deadlines by Semester Start
  Spring Summer Fall
Case Management
Sept. 3 N/A March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)
Nurse Educator
Sept. 3 Jan. 6 (Priority)
Feb. 3 (Final)
March 2 (Priority)
April 1 (Final)

State Restrictions

Federal and state regulations prevent the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing from accepting applications for our online graduate certificate programs from students residing in the following states:

  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee

Admission Requirements

Submit all materials, except official transcripts, electronically via NursingCAS, the online application service for nursing programs. Send official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended to NursingCAS, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471. (Do not send documents to the College of Nursing.) NursingCAS must receive all items by the posted deadline.

Online Application

Complete and submit your application electronically at NursingCAS. The application includes a one-time, non-refundable fee of $70, paid to NursingCAS. Once your application is complete and transcripts verified, you will be notified via email to create an account and submit a separate, non-refundable $20 (domestic) or $25 (international) fee to the University of Cincinnati.

When creating an account, add all NursingCAS email addresses to your safe sender list. You must fill out each section in NursingCAS to complete the application.

Bachelor's Degree

You must have earned a bachelor's degree in a health-related field from an accredited institution.

You must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution. If available, you can also submit evidence of an active, unrestricted RN license for the state in which you practice.


You must submit official transcripts to NursingCAS (not to UC) from every post-secondary institution attended. (You do not need to submit your high school transcript.) For admission to the Nurse Educator Certificate program, you must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Notes on Transcript Submission

  • You are encouraged to request your transcripts at least one month prior to the posted deadline to allow time to address any issues before the posted deadline.
  • To submit transcripts, you are encouraged to use the NursingCAS transcript matching form. The "Colleges Attended" section of the application allows you to print transcript request forms. NursingCAS recommends applicants print the form and advise their registrar's office to attach it to their official transcript. This form aids NursingCAS in properly matching your official transcripts to your application. If you have a previous name, list this information within the "Biographic Information" section, and it will be included on your form. Note: This form is recommended, but not required.

International Transcripts

International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Satisfactory TOEFL scores for non-native English-speaking international students:

  • Internet based TOEFL: 100 or higher
  • Computer based TOEFL: 250 or higher
  • Paper based TOEFL: 600-603
  • IELTS Overall: 7.0 or higher


Submit your resume in NursingCAS. For security purposes, do not include your date of birth or Social Security number.

Goal Statement

Submit in NursingCAS a goal statement between 500 - 750 words.


Submit references in NursingCAS. A minimum of three, or up to six references, from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills. You will enter contact information for your recommenders during the application process. Be sure to inform those individuals of the submission deadline.