Admission Requirements

RN-BS Application Process

We review applications for admission twice a year for the Spring and Fall semesters. The application deadlines are:

  • June 15 for the Fall semester (Sept start date), and
  • Cape Cod Cohort - Starts FALL Semester only

  • December 15 for the Spring semester (January start date).

The Admission criteria for the  RN-BS Program is:

  • Completion of an accredited associate degree in nursing program or a hospital school diploma program.
  • Current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, i.e., you must have passed your NCLEX-RN Exam BEFORE applying and your license must be active and in good standing.
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Current citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America with work authorization and residency in the United States**
  • Ability to perform 84-hour, in-person clinical internship within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the fourth semester of the program.

** At this time, the RN-BS Program is only accepting applications from Licensed Massachusetts Registered Nurses.

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How to Apply

Students New to UMass Boston

If you have never been admitted or matriculated into a degree program at UMass Boston, you may apply to the RN-BS Program by applying onlinePlease note: if you have taken classes as a continuing education or non-degree student at UMass Boston, you are still considered a "new" student and should apply through Undergraduate Admissions.

The following application materials must be submitted before your application can be considered:

Application Materials should be mailed to:

University of Massachusetts Boston
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 814
Randolph, MA  02368

  • Completed Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • Application fee
  • ( Optional ) Admissions Essay (up to 500 words) that explains what "baccalaureate nursing" means, then describes how you will apply the skills and knowledge which come with a BS to your nursing practice
  • ( Optional ) One (1)  professional or academic letter of recommendation
  • Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges and schools attended AFTER the completion of high school/GED (even if the coursework completed does not pertain to nursing)

Note: Applicants DO NOT need to supply their high school transcripts.

All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline listed above.

After you apply to the program, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will mail you a letter containing an ID Number and pin code. You can use the ID Number and pin code online to review your Application Status.  If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Former UMass Boston Students:

If you were previously admitted to a degree program at UMass Boston, your application process is different than what is listed above. Please select whichever of the following options applies to you and follow the instructions below.

A.) Formerly matriculated students WHO did not receive a degree

If you were admitted to a degree program at UMass Boston but did not receive a degree, please download  the InterCollege Transfer (ICT) application from the Office of the Registrar. Please mail 1) the completed ICT application, 2) official, sealed transcripts from all colleges except UMass Boston attended AFTER high school, and 3) a check or money order for $60, made payable to UMass Boston, to:

RN-BS Program, CNHS
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125-3393

B.) Students who received a previous Bachelor's degree from UMass Boston

If you have earned a previous Bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston, you may apply by submitting a Second Degree Application available from the Office of the Registrar. Please mail 1) the completed application, and 2) official, sealed transcripts from any colleges attended after graduating from UMass Boston, to:

RN-BS Program, CNHS
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125-3393

NOTE: There is no application fee for Second Degree applicants.

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