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How to Apply

Review the application process, and apply to the KU School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The application for the Fall 2022 entering class is open July 1, 2021, through Oct. 1, 2021. We admit one class each year for the fall semester beginning in August. You must submit all parts of the application, including transcripts and references, by the deadline.

The application process is the same for both campuses. Please select whether you prefer the Kansas City campus, Salina campus or either. We accept 114 students on the Kansas City campus and 24 students on the Salina campus. Location preference is given based on application material.

Application Program Requirements

  • Apply online. Select "Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN" on the Program Choice screen.
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcript(s) of all college coursework. If applicable, this includes sending official scores for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Submit official transcript(s) of all college coursework to:

KU School of Nursing
Mail Stop 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Three letters of reference: You will enter the names and email addresses of three (3) people from whom you wish to request letters of recommendation.

Your references will be emailed with instructions for submitting their recommendation online. References should be requested from people who are able to describe your potential to be successful in the nursing program and as a nurse. Faculty, graduate teaching assistants, supervisors from work or volunteer experiences or advisers/leaders from extracurricular or community activities would all be appropriate people to ask. You should avoid asking personal friends or family members.


Evaluation/enrollment form: All applicants who meet the Oct. 1 deadline will be emailed an evaluation of their prerequisite courses and a Spring/Summer Plans Enrollment form. You should expect to receive this email within 6-8 weeks of your completed application. Your Spring/Summer Plans Enrollment form and a copy of your fall semester grades must be returned to the School of Nursing Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management prior to Jan. 15. Instructions will be included in the email.

Admission: Decisions are made by the Student Admission and Progression Committee in mid-March each year. All applicants are notified of their admission status via mailed letters and email from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the KU School of Nursing.

Deposit: To verify admission acceptance and secure enrollment, admitted students must submit a $200 (non-refundable) enrollment deposit. This deposit is applied to the first semester's tuition and is not an additional fee.

Active duty military personnel: If you are planning to apply to the KU BSN program through a military program (e.g. AECP, MECP or NECP), please contact Cyndie Majher at for inquiries about the process.

Foreign language requirement: All applicants for study at the University of Kansas whose native language is not English must demonstrate an established level of English language proficiency through either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the academic format of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

The test must have been taken within two years of the first semester of enrollment. When submitting test scores, please submit only original scores sent directly from the testing agency. Photocopies will not be accepted. For testing purposes, the ETS school code is 6895.

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KU School of Nursing

KU School of Nursing
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mail Stop 2029
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619 | TTY 711