RN-BSN Online Deadlines by Semester Start
Spring Summer Fall
Nov. 1 March 1 July 1

How to Apply

Note: If you are UC Blue Ash or transfer student, view application instructions at the bottom of this page.

1. Submit an Online Application

Go to

  • Follow instructions to choose the appropriate application.
  • To begin the application process, set up a new account with a username and password.
  • Choose "RNBSN" as your major.

2. Submit Additional Items

  • Proof of an active, unrestricted RN licensure in the state where you practice.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary programs (If you've earned fewer than 45 college credits, submit your high school transcript.)
  • Application fee

3. Confirm Your Admission

  • Accepted applicants will receive an Offer of Admissions. Once you receive the offer, follow the link to the UC Admissions webpage and choose "€œConfirm my Admissions." Fill out and submit the supplement form, along with the matriculation fee.
  • After you comfirm your admission to UC, the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs will complete a transcript assessment to confirm your previous coursework and cumulative GPA meet our requirements.
  • Go to and create an account.
  • Select the Summer 2020 University of Cincinnati Online RN to BSN application term.
  • Complete your application.
  • Pay the $50 application fee.
  • Send transcripts from all post-secondary programs to NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center, P.O. Box 9201, Watertown, MA 02471.
  • Create your UC Admissions Decision account. (Instructions to create your account will come in email form after your application reaches verified status in NursingCAS).
  • Confirm your offer with a $100 enrollment deposit.

Are You A Former UC Student?

Former UC students applying to a UC nursing program in NursingCAS can request their UC transcript be sent directly from the College of Nursing to NursingCAS. To use this optional service, email your admissions counselor directly, or email for a UC Transcript Request Form. (This is not the same as the NursingCAS Transcript Matching Form.) You must submit a UC Transcript Request Form via email no later than three weeks before the program deadline to guarantee your request will be honored.

Please note:

  • This service is not available to former students applying to multiple institutions in NursingCAS or those not applying to UC in NursingCAS.
  • Applicants still must send official transcripts from institutions other than UC to NursingCAS.
  • This service is by request only, and applicants must submit a UC Transcript Request Form to initiate any action.



Contact the Office of Student Recruitment at or 513-558-8400.

State Regulations

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing is unable to accept applications for our distance learning RN to BSN program from students residing in the following states:

  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Washington

UC Blue Ash Students

UC Blue Ash Students must complete an application for re-admission.

Transfer Students

Students new to the university or students who last attended a college/university other than the University of Cincinnati must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • A completed University of Cincinnati Application
  • All official transcripts of previous college work with a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.5
  • Documented completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure
  • Documentation of an active, unrestricted RN license
  • Application fee
  • Confirmation fee (once accepted)

Students who completed their nursing education outside of the United States are required to provide a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of their foreign credits to be considered for admission to the educational mobility program.