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Prospective UMass Boston Students

MCNHS Student Support Specialists partner with the Undergraduate Admissions staff to host monthly information sessions for prospective students. Attend an Information Session

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Freshman (never attended college) Application Requirements

  • A completed UMass Boston Application
  • Your official high-school transcript (must include your senior year first term/semester grades)
  • SAT-I or ACT Scores
  • Essay
  • Academic Recommendation Letter
  • Application Fee

For more information about the application requirements, please visit the Admissions  website or call 617-287-6100.

Note: The Traditional Nursing program only accepts applications for Fall semester starts.

Transfer (attended some college or postsecondary education program after graduating high school) Application Requirements

  • A complete UMass Boston Application
  • All official college transcripts (must submit all transcripts since high school)
  • Essay
  • Academic Recommendation letter
  • Application fee

Note: If you have earned less than 24 transferable college credits, you must additionally submit your official high-school transcript. If you graduated high school or received your GED/ADP/HiSET within the last three years, you must additionally submit SAT I or ACT scores.

For more information about the application requirements, please visit the Admissions  website or call 617-287-6100.

Prospective Intercollege Transfer Student (ICT)

Admission into MCNHS for current UMass Boston students is highly competitive and selective as there are limited openings each semester.  Applicants' transcripts and personal statements are carefully reviewed by the MCNHS Admission Committee who select candidates based on their potential for succeeding in a rigorous nursing and health sciences curriculum. Students who do not get accepted often find meaningful alternative pathways to meet their academic and professional goals.  Visit the MCNHS website to learn everything you can about the traditional B.S. in Nursing curriculum and its academic expectations. 

The Traditional B.S. in Nursing pre-licensure program allows students to experience rigorous academic work and a carefully designed plan of study. Nursing professors view nursing as a calling, not a career, and they are committed to reducing healthcare disparities, improving quality of life, and informing health policy.

The EHS program is flexible and designed to prepare students for various professional roles and/or graduate study in related fields including exercise physiology, public health, nursing, medicine, physician assistant studies, and allied health fields such as physical therapy.  Students interested in graduate study should maintain at least a C+ in program prerequisite courses and at least a 3.0 GPA.   Be sure to also access a 'what-if' degree audit from WISER so you can get a sense of your progress in a different academic program. 

For more information about Intercolllege Transfer into MCNHS, visit the Academic & Career Engagement and Success (ACES) Center.

Nursing Eligibility Criteria and Application Materials

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 based on at least 12 graded credits from UMass Boston, which must include one completed lab science course.  Grades in science and Math are most important as they are regarded as good predictive indicators of success.  Lab science courses counting towards Nursing must have a grade of C+ or higher, although a B or higher is strongly recommended. 
  • Personal Statement answering the question, "What is a professional nurse?"
  • Letters of recommendation, resume, and evidence of relevant work or community service is optional yet suggested.

The application deadline for Fall admission is April 1. The deadline for Spring admission is November 1.

Exercise & Health Science Criteria and Application Materials

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of a 4 credit science course with a C- or above
  • A personal statement discussing your reason for requesting to join EHS.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.