Graduate Nursing - How to Register

Non-matriculated students: Please follow the directions below if you are interested in taking any online courses. If you are a returning non-matriculated student, you still need to fill out and email the registration form. Please be sure to include your UMass Boston student identification number on the form. If you are new to UMass Boston, you will not have a student ID number but will receive one with initial registration.

Our courses are in great demand and we will accommodate those who follow the instructions. However, we will not notify those who submit applications incorrectly, so please pay attention to detail, as we hope you will do in all of our courses.

We are obligated to our matriculated students to place them in courses that they need for the completion of the program. Once they have been registered, we will know what space is available for non-matriculated students. Your correctly completed application will be processed in the order in which it was received. Permission will be granted as space becomes available.

To register for course(s) as a non-matriculated, (non-accepted) student
Download the graduate nursing registration form, fill out, and email to, along with the following (please send all items as one complete packet/email):

  1. A copy of your current nursing license
  2. A copy of your government issued photo ID
  3. An unofficial transcript from the institution which awarded your BSN and/or MSN

You may also drop off your required materials at the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Science Building, 2nd floor, room 13 or mail them to:

Non-matric Registration
UMass Boston – CNHS
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

NOTE: The following online courses, NURSNG 639, 670, 671, 672, 681 and 682 are not available to non-matriculated students. To register for NURSNG 634, Advanced Pharmacology, you must show proof of successful completion of an Advanced Pathophysiology course with an unofficial transcript.

When we receive all of your documentation, we will review your materials and submit your registration. When/if you are successfully registered, you will receive an email from the registrar’s office with confirmation of your course(s) enrollment and other important information about your UMass Boston student accounts, including your email account that you will be using for all UMass Boston communication. Be sure to include your current email address on the registration form.

Please note that online courses will appear on your learning management system, Blackboard, the day classes begins.

Summer 2018 Credit Course Offerings:

Please see and retain the Summer Academic Calendar:

Financial Aid

You must be a matriculated student to qualify for financial aid.
Click here for more information about financial aid.

Another Financial Aid source:
National Health Service Corp