Application Information and Process

The 2023 application for the Accelerated Second Degree CEIN/BS Program closed on June 1, 2022. The 2024 application will open at the end of 2022 or early 2023. 

Applications are submitted via NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit the Programs List page to add the University of Connecticut and complete the steps to fill out your application. Instructions and support are available to applicants. Start your application several months before a deadline date to allow time for references and transcripts to be submitted.

Please keep in mind, an applicant who is accepted into the CEIN/BS program can only defer admission one time

Application Deadlines

  • The 2023 application for the Accelerated Second Degree CEIN/BS Program is now closed. The 2024 application will open at the end of 2022 or early 2023.
  • Applications that are complete and verified in the CAS system are reviewed on a rolling basis by the CEIN/BS Admissions Committee. Verification by Nursing CAS typically takes 2-3 weeks.
  • An official transcript showing degree conferral is required before the application can be reviewed by the faculty committee. Holding a bachelor’s degree is required before applying to a second degree program
  • Applicants are responsible for checking in the Nursing CAS system that all transcripts and references have been received.
  • Applicants to the 2023 cohort may have up to 3 outstanding prerequisite courses when they submit their application. Proof of enrollment in these classes MUST be uploaded to your application. Proof of enrollment can be a picture of your registration, a Bursar's receipt, or a transcript showing the course name, semester, and your name. Applicants can take 2-3 prerequisite courses in the Summer of 2022 but can take no more than 1 prerequisite courses in the Fall 2022 semester. All prerequisite courses MUST be completed and official transcripts submitted by December 31, 2022, in order to begin the program in January 2023.


  • NursingCAS charges a $55 fee to use the service to apply to the CEIN program. Also, the School of Nursing will require a separate, additional application fee of $75 that needs to be processed before your application can be reviewed. Please click here to pay your $75 CEIN/BS application fee online.
  • Information about the Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 semester fees is available on the Bursar's Office website. Information about the Fall 2022 semester will be posted when it is available. Please note the fees listed on the Bursar's website does not include uniforms, equipment, transportation, university fees, and books.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due upon acceptance into the CEIN program. This deposit will be applied to the first semester's payment. This Nursing Program Deposit Instructions document explains how to pay your $1,000 Nursing Program Deposit.

Supporting Documents

Note: After requesting transcripts and reference letters be sent to NursingCAS, you must check to make sure they were properly posted to your application. Missing documents will delay your application.

  1. Official transcripts from all high school or later college-level institutions of higher learning showing evidence of prior degrees, and other courses completed must be emailed directly to NursingCAS for processing. Electronic transcripts sent via Parchment or Credential Solutions only are also acceptable. See more transcript instructions. NursingCAS will automatically reject applications that do not contain all required transcripts.
  2. Current curriculum vitae/resume – upload via the Program Materials section under the Documents tab.
  3. Three letters of recommendation that address your background, perseverance, potential for academic success, potential as a nurse, and ability to successfully work independently and in groups. Request references to be electronically submitted on your behalf by visiting the Program Materials section and navigating to the References tab. No personal references will be accepted. An academic recommendation from someone who taught a class you took is required, as is a professional or employer recommendation. The third recommendation can be either academic or professional but cannot be of a personal nature. 
  4. TOEFL scores, if applicable. You can use the code #B506 to have official TOEFL scores sent to NursingCAS. We also accept the Duolingo English Test, which must be taken within two years prior to application. We require at least a score of 115. Scores must be sent directly to Heather Spottiswoode. These scores need to be submitted before your application can be reviewed. Note: A TOEFL or Duolingo test is required if you did not attend all four years of high school in the United States.
  5. If you have any outstanding prerequisite course grades when applying, upload proof of course enrollment with your CAS application, and update with the official transcript when the course is completed. All outstanding prerequisites must be completed before the start of the program.
Two CEIN graduates take a selfie after their graduation ceremony.