BSN Application Deadlines and Process

Application Deadlines

Prospective students must submit the university application via Cal State Apply and School of Nursing supplemental application via NursingCas 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

NursingCas 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.

Spring admission:

August 1 - September 1, 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Fall admission:

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

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Application Process

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

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 via NursingCAS - (All applicants)

  1. Login to NursingCAS to submit supplemental application and other supporting documents
  2. Official transcripts from each college or community college attended
  3. Request ATI Testing to send TEAS transcript directly to "San Francisco State University"
For NursingCAS supplemental application guidance and instructions, please go here.

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

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