Fall 2018 Application Period and Deadlines

Application to the Traditional BSN program is a 2-step process.

STEP 1: Apply to CSUB through Cal State Apply  October 1st - November 30th for Fall 2018 Admissions

Transfer Applicants

With nursing being an impacted program, applicants must file an application for admissions during the initial filing period of  October 1st to November 30th through CSU Apply for fall 2018. This is required before submitting a supplemental nursing application (step 2). Upon applying through Cal State Apply, documents such as official transcripts, official test scores (AP, IB if applicable), and other university requirements must be submitted and received in the Office of Admissions and Records in order for your university application to be reviewed and processed. For details, please visit Application Process for Transfer Students.

Second Bachelor's

Students seeking a potential second bachelor's degree must also complate a CSU Apply application by deadline of Nov. 30th. Important: When creating an account/profile for CSU Apply,  in the 'Education' portion of completing a profile, select the "undergrauate" option and specify "seeking 2nd bachelor's degree"

Current CSUB Students

Current CSUB students do not need to submit a Cal State Apply application unless if they have been inactive with the university for at least two or more semesters. Returning CSUB students will need to re-apply for admission through Cal State Apply during the initial application filing period.

STEP 2: Supplemental Nursing Application October 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018

A Supplemental BSN application is required for both continuing CSUB students,  transfer students, and second baccalaureate students through NursingCAS. NursingCAS is a centralized application system in partnership with participating schools with processing applications and verification of transcripts.  

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you begin your NursingCAS application earlier within the application period. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Complete the following application materials and requirements to be submitted through NursingCAS:

  • Official Transcripts: All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended to NursingCAS (even if you are enrolled at CSUB). Fall 2017 grades must be posted prior to sending official transcripts. In progress courses can only be for the spring 2018 semester. NursingCAS can accept electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions and Parchment only. To see if your school offers the services, click here for Credential Solutions and here for Parchment. CSUB transcripts may be sent electronically with Parchment and may place an order here.Official transcripts must be mailed if the services are not offered at your college or university.
  • Coursework: Prerequisite and cognate information. Prerequisites must be complete no later than the deadline of May 23, 2018.
  • Documents: Verification letters/forms (if applicable) for: active or military veteran, paid licensed health care experience, and previous RN program enrollment.
  • TEAS: Page 1 of the ATI TEAS Individual Performance Profile. Please do not submit scores below 70%. Also, if multiple attempts were taken, a 40-day grace period from test date to test date is required. CSUB Nursing limits repeats to 3 attempts.

Important details:

  • CSUB Nursing will only accept ATI TEAS VI. Previous versions will not be accepted. For additional TEAS information visit the CSUB TEAS Requirement page.
  • Further supplemental application details, instructions, and guidance are available during the application cycle listed in the Program Materials section of NursingCAS. Frequently asked questions about the supplemental application/NursingCAS, how to create an account and the re-applicant feature are available HERE.
  • Throughout the application evaluation process, applicants can expect:

    1. A thorough program evaluation based on information provided in the supplemental application. The evaluations made will be based on the Department of Nursing's entry criteria requirements and policies on eligibility. Admissions to the nursing program is made by the Department of Nursing.

    2. Application to the university submitted through Cal State Apply is reviewed by the Evaluations Office at the University (not Nursing). Admissions to the university is made by the Admissions and Evaluations Office. Acceptance to the university does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program. 

    3. The Department of Nursing to maintain communication related to the BSN application through email and/or phone number provided on the nursing application.

    4. Acceptance period generally runs between late May through Early August. Formal acceptance to the program will come directly from the Department of Nursing and differs from the general admissions notice from the University.


Qualifications & Selection Criteria

Essential Functions

Scoring Guide

Prerequisite GPA Calculator

Ready to Apply?

Apply October 1st to November 30th

CSU Apply

Supplemental Application: Available Oct. 1st to March 1st

Nursing CAS

For courses taken at CSUB, click on the image below to order CSUB transcripts for electronic delivery to NursingCAS. 

Order CSUB transcript



For questions, email Pre-Nursing Advisor

Important Dates

  • October 1, 2017: CSU Apply and NursingCAS application opens
  • November 30, 2017: CSU Apply deadline
  • March 1, 2018 by 8:59 PST: NursingCAS application deadline