Application Deadlines

All deadline dates are final. All application documents must be received by the deadline at the College of Nursing. To avoid missing the deadline and having incomplete applications, request that your transcripts get sent several weeks early.

  • For specific dates of the program start dates refer to the College of Nursing academic calendar.
  • Rolling indicates that decisions will be made on an individual basis upon completion of admission process.
ProgramApplication Open
Application Close
Interview Dates
Final Decision
Program Start
RN-BS (Fall)January 1
August 1N/ARollingAugust
RN-BS (Spring) July 1
December 1N/ARollingJanuary
RN-BS (Summer)
October 1
April 1
RN to BS Early Decision
BS-Traditional August 15November 15Mid JanuaryMid February
BS-UCANMarch 1June 15July 22Late August
Integrated Nursing PathwayJanuary 1March 31MayJuly 1
VMHC, Informatics, and i-LeadJanuary 15July 1TBDEarly SeptemberJanuary
VMHC, Informatics, and i-LeadSeptember 1December 15TBDMid February
MS, BS-DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice, CNM and CNS (Fall)*September 1December 15Virtual AND VARIOUS dates Feb/March, TBA with interview invitation
MS, BS-DNP, Post-Graduate Certificate, CNM and CNS (Spring)*January 15July 1Virtual AND VARIOUS dates in August, TBA with interview invitationEarly September
PhDAugust 15December 31Early SpringApril 1


*Please note, not all specialties are open for admission each application deadline. Please email for more information.

Application Payment

CU is currently experiencing an interruption in the online payment portal. A timeframe for when this issue will be resolved has not yet been established, as such when prompted for the CU supplemental payment please take the following steps:
  • Upload a word document indicating how the fee will be paid, two options are available:
    • An online payment when the system is operational, or
    • Mailing a paper check.

If mailing a personal check, please address and mail to:

University of Colorado College of Nursing
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
13120 East 19th Avenue, Mailstop C-288-6, Room 3314
Aurora, CO 80045

Due to the supplemental application fee payment issues, the College of Nursing has extended the Fall 2022 graduate application deadline date to Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m. EST). This extension currently applies to the following programs:
  • Master of Science NP Specialties (including CNM and CNS)
  • BS to DNP
  • Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Graduate DNP
  • PhD

The Master’s and Post-Graduate deadline for the VHMC, iLead and Health Informatics deadline has been extended to April 1.

It is our sincere hope that these extensions will provide those interested in seeking a seat in the fall class with an opportunity to do so.

To be considered for admission, all application materials including the letters of recommendations must be received and application status shown as verified in NursingCAS by the deadlines referenced above.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.