BSN Application Deadlines and Process

Application Deadlines

Prospective students must submit the university application via Cal State Apply and School of Nursing supplemental application by the following deadlines:

Cal State Apply Application Period

We strongly recommend that prospective students complete the Cal State Apply application as early as possible during the application period to allow time for an SF State ID number to be issued and all required university documentation, including a set of official transcripts, residency status information, etc., to be submitted, received and processed.

Spring admission:

August 1 - August 31 

Fall admission:

October 1 - November 30

School of Nursing Undergraduate Supplemental Application Period

We recommend beginning the process and request official transcripts to be sent to NursingCas early in the application period as late applications will not be accepted. Further supplemental application guidance and instructions are available during the application period on the Program Materials section of NursingCAS.

Spring admission:

August 23 - September 17, 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Fall admission:

October 15 - January 15, 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Official transcripts must be on file with NursingCAS no later than February 1st. If enrolled in Fall classes, please have your transcripts sent in early January.


Application Process

Step One: Submit Application to San Francisco State University via Cal State Apply

Second Baccalaureate Applicants

Prospective students who have a previous bachelor degree must apply for second baccalaureate status through the SF State Division of Graduate Studies by submitting a Cal State Apply graduate application. Your Extended Profile must indicate an Undergraduate Degree Level of "Seeking a Second Bachelor's Degree", select "Nursing BS" from the program listing. For detailed information on admission and transcript submission to San Francisco State University, please go to Division of Graduate Studies.

Transfer Applicants

Submit an application for admission to undergraduate studies through Cal State Apply. Complete details concerning this portion of the process, including transcript submission, is available on the Future Students section of the SF State web site. The program of interest of interest/major selection must be "Nursing BS."

Current SF State Students 

A Cal State Apply application is not needed for current SF State students. However students who have not enrolled in SF State classes for two or more full semesters must re-apply admission to the university via Cal State Apply. The program of interest/major selection must be the appropriate first or second baccalaureate option as indicated above.

Step Two: Submit School of Nursing Supplemental Application - (All applicants)

  1. The following materials or requirements must be submitted through NursingCAS by the supplemental application deadline:
    • Prerequisite course information 
    • Official transcripts from each college or community college attended.
    • Letter of verification for veteran or active duty military status, health related and/or multi-cultural work or volunteer experiences (optional)
    • Page 1 of the TEAS Individual Performance Profile (test results)
  2. ATI TEAS transcript (this is in addition to the TEAS results submitted thorugh NursingCAS) must be sent electronically directly to "San Francisco State University"  from ATI Testing by the supplemental application deadline.

Please note:

Applicants for Fall 2017 and beyond must take the new version: ATI TEAS. We will no longer accept TEAS V.





Further supplemental application guidance and instructions are available during the application period on the Program Materials section of NursingCAS.

Frequently asked questions about the supplemental application/NursingCAS, including the Re-applicant feature, are available here.

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