Application for Admission

Please review our “Admission Requirements” before applying.

Complete all sections of our online application. Save to continue to next tab until all sections complete then click “submit”. You will get an e-mail reply if 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 &/or GED *required for all applicants*
  • SAT &/or ACT scores *required if a current HS student or recent graduate*
    • The requirement of submitting SAT & ACT scores will be waived for the August 2023 start date due to COVID-19 causing a lack of testing dates
  • Official College transcript from EVERY college attended
  • Personal Statement/Essay *online app “additional information page” or e-mail/mail*
  • 2 letters of recommendation *in sealed envelopes*
    • High school seniors: one (1) counselor letter of recommendation & 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!
    • Nursing transfers: one (1) letter of recommendation from dean/director of nursing program & one (1) professional letter of recommendation

Click on the following to download & print 2-page form. Counselor Letter of Recommendation

Applicant fills out page 1, give both pages to evaluator/professional to complete page 2, with 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 submitted.

Once our office processes your application, you will receive an e-mail if your 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 an e-mail within 2-3 weeks, check if your application was properly submitted.

Applications are not considered “complete” until an application, transcripts, essay and 2 professional recommendations are submitted. Please apply early!

Target Dates:


Program Option Application Submission Enrollment Date
Evening / Weekend December 1st July
ADDPN# November 1st July
Weekday January 1st August
DDPN# February 1st August


#DDPN & ADDPN = apply online to Le Moyne College; links on left side of our home page.

The Admissions Committee reviews complete applications soon after the target date; decisions are sent by e-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.

Priority will be given to applicants who submit an application, 2 letters of recommendation and all transcripts prior to the application submission deadline.

This is a free application!

Click here to Apply Online

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.

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