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The application link is at the bottom of this page. Please read the whole page before you begin the application. This content outlines all the materials and resources you need on hand to complete your application.

All required materials must be completed per application instructions. Hard copy or e-mailed documents will NOT be accepted.

Application deadline for spring is November 15.
Application deadline for fall is July 15.

Applications with materials submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applicants are generally notified of their admission status within 30 days of the application deadline.

If you have any questions or issues with the application, email Clare Delaney, Director of Student Services, UIC College of Nursing at .

Be sure to read: Requirements for admission

Academic Credentials/Transcripts Heading link


Scan and upload all post-high school transcripts from any institution of higher learning you attended (both nursing and non-nursing courses). The degrees conferred must be reflected on your transcripts. Do NOT mail or email transcripts directly to the UIC College of Nursing.

You can upload transcripts as a single, multipage standard PDF, or you may upload each page separately as a JPG, PNG or TIFF image file.

Please address any transcript questions directly to the UIC Office of Admissions at (312) 996-4350 or

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Your resume or CV must be uploaded directly to the application.

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Within the application, you’ll be prompted to answer one question: Why have you chosen to apply to the School Nurse Certificate program?

You may wish to draft your response before beginning your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your response.

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The application will require you to enter the name and e-mail address for one recommender, ideally a supervisor, a certified master’s level nurse who knows your quality of work, former instructors, or someone who can speak to your professional and scholastic abilities.

Your recommender will receive an e-mail with a link to the College of Nursing Recommendation form. Please inform that individual that he/she must submit the Nursing Recommendation Form; the system does not allow for uploading a separate letter.

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But first, please note: The link below will take you to the application, and you will be asked to select your program: Campus Certificate – School Nurse. Be careful in your clicking! If you apply to the wrong certificate program, the UIC Office of Admissions is NOT able to change your selection after you apply; you would need to re-apply and pay another application fee.

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Please be sure to read any e-mails sent to you by the UIC Office of Admissions.  If there is a problem with any of your documents, UIC Admissions will contact you to ask that you to re-submit the document in question.