Application Instructions

Application Information

Columbia University School of Nursing accepts applications for the summer (May) and fall (September) semesters. MS Applicants interested in a full-time program must apply for the summer term. Applicants wishing to apply to the School of Nursing are responsible for submitting a complete application and ensuring that all the supplemental materials are received by the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline.

A completed application consists of:

  1. An online application. ($65 for ETP, Masters, and Certificate Programs; $75 for DNP, PhD)
  2. Personal Statement. Two page, 12pt font, double-spaced
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three Recommendations. Recommendations may be submitted electronically with the application or downloaded and mailed to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Official transcript(s) of all post secondary education.
  6. Official GRE scores. Our ETS school code is R2142.
  7. Official TOEFL scores. International students that studied in a language other than English are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. School code is 9828.
  8. Copies of RN/NP licenses (except ETP applicants)

Joint Degree Applicants: Applicants seeking a joint degree with another school are required to complete and meet the admissions requirements set by the other school as well as the School of Nursing. Please contact their Admissions Office for admissions procedures and deadline.

One Envelope Mailing Procedure

Application, personal statement, resume, and recommendations may all be submitted online. Official GRE and TOEFL scores must be submitted directly from ETS to the Office of Admissions. All other materials such as official transcripts, printed recommendations, copies of licenses and certification must be collected by the applicant and submitted to the Office of Admissions in one envelope. One envelope will ensure that application materials arrive to the Office of Admissions and are processed more efficiently. Applicants are recommended to use a tracking delivery service (FedEX, UPS, DHL, and Priority USPS) to track that your envelope has arrived by the appropriate deadline. Once the package has arrived, please allow the Office of Admissions 2-4 weeks to contact you regarding your application process.

All application materials and official transcripts should be mailed to:

Columbia University School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
617 West 168th Street Suite 134
New York, NY 10032

Application Fee & Waiver Information

The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants are responsible to complete the application by the deadline to be reviewed. Application fee waivers are reviewed on a case by case basis. Applicants must make a request at least a month prior to the deadline and submit documentation of financial constraints to the Admissions Office. Please complete the form (Application Fee Waiver Form) and submit it via e-mail to with Application Fee Waiver in the subject line. We will waive the fee for veterans, as well as, AmeriCorps and Peace Corps members. Simply complete the form and provide supporting documentation of your service.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Columbia University admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students in the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, or Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loans programs, and athletic or other University-administered program.

Admission Testing Information

Testing information can be obtained by writing or calling:

Graduate Record Examinations Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670
School Code: 2142
TOEFL/TSE Services
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
School Code: 9828
Non-Discrimination Policy

Columbia University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin or sex (as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), or disability (under section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act), in the administration of its educational policies, programs, or activities, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs or employment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (800)899-8895.

617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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