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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Apply to Accelerated Bachelor in Nursing

Welcome!  We are excited you’ve decided to apply and have put together the following guide to assist you.

Which Form Do I Use?

Applicants should complete the UWW Undergraduate Admissions Application.

The Basics

Required Materials

The following materials are required when applying to this program, some of which will be collected as part of the application.

  • Application Fee (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • Essay: Why have you chosen nursing? Include why you are an excellent candidate for our program and tell us how you have demonstrated a minimum of two College of Nursing values in your life choices thus far in your 500-word answer.
  • Professional Reference
  • Official Transcript(s): Submit official college transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended, regardless of whether credit is desired. UMass Amherst accepts electronic transcripts from official third parties (eScrip-Safe, Parchment, etc.) or directly from the Registrar's office of the issuing school. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted. Transcripts can be sent to the UWW Admissions, UMass Amherst, 350 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003-2902 or email to @email. Maximum transfer credit is 75 semester credits.
  • English Language Proficiency Documentation
    If English is not your first language, please review our English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • International Transcript(s), if applicable.
    If you have attended a post-secondary college or university, official transcripts are required whether or not transfer credit is desired. International Students: Please review our International Applicant's Guide.

What Happens After I Apply?

Following receipt of your application, you will be sent an email with further information. Within 5-6 business days, you will also receive credentials that will allow you to log into our student information system (SPIRE) where you will be able to check the status of your application and missing materials, if applicable.

NOTE: Application review will not take place until we have received all required materials in our office. It is essential for you to check the status of your application and remit any materials as quickly as possible. Decisions for all applicants are sent out by the College of Nursing by March 1 for this program.

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