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206 Prospect Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203

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Application for Admission

Please review our "Admission Requirements" before applying.

Complete all sections of the online application. Enter & press save to continue to next tab until all sections are complete & click "submit". You will get an e-mail verification when online application is properly submitted. A "personal statement/essay" is required as part of the online application "additional information page" or send as an e-mail attachment to
Complete our online application
and send the following items to us in the mail:
  • Official High School transcript (required for all applicants) &/or GED
  • SAT &/or ACT scores (only if a recent high school graduate or HS senior)
  • Official College transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes)*
    • High school seniors: one (1) counselor letter of recommendation & one (1) professional letter of recommendation
    • Nursing transfers: one (1) letter of recommendation from dean/director of nursing program & one (1) professional letter of recommendation
    • All others: two (2) professional letters of recommendation (e.g., clergy, coaches, employers, teachers, etc.) Do not use friends, family or co-workers!
*Click on above link(s) to access and print 2-page recommendation form. Applicant fills out page 1, give both pages to evaluator/professional to complete page 2, along with an addressed/stamped envelope.

Mail to:
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
Admissions Office
206 Prospect Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13203-1806

All transcripts and recommendations received prior to submission of an application will be filed and placed with your application once it is submitted.

Once our office processes your application, you will receive notice if the application is complete or incomplete. Log into your SonisWeb account (using e-mail & pin) to view status of checklist items. Send required items by application deadline (September 1 for evening/weekend, January 1 for weekday). If you do not receive notice within 2-3 weeks, check to see if your application was properly submitted by emailing

Applications are not considered "complete" until an application, transcripts, essay and 2 professional recommendations are submitted. Please apply early!
Target Dates:
  • Evening/Weekend applications (July start) must be submitted by September 1.
  • Weekday applications (August start) must be submitted by January 1.
The Admissions Committee reviews complete applications soon after the target date; decision letters are sent by U.S. mail.

Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be kept on file for one year. Application materials become the property of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing; materials will not be returned.

Click here to Apply Online - this is a free application!

International students - see "Admission Requirements" for more details.

If your contact information changes (address, phone, e-mail), or if you have questions, e-mail:

If you have previously applied, it may not be necessary to apply online, please call the Admissions Office at (315) 448-5040.