Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Your official transcripts should be mailed or sent electronically to the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs. Our mailing address is 1520 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta GA 30322. Transcripts sent electronically should be emailed to nursingquestions@emory.edu. Materials sent to any other address or Emory office will not be forwarded to the School of Nursing.

There are a variety of on-campus and off-campus options for incoming students. For more information, please visit Emory Residence Life & Housing.

Local apartment finder services might be an option for some students. The residence Life web page lists some suggestions. The local newspapers also offer classified ads that are a great resource and they can be accessed online.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: www.atlantaclassifieds.com
Creative Loafing: www.creativeloafing.com
Emory Off-Campus Housing Finder

Following is a relative list of neighborhoods that are close to the campus. It is not intended to be a complete listing. It is provided only to assist students who may be unfamiliar with the Atlanta area while they are reviewing classified ads and listings.

Decatur                     Midtown
DeKalb                      Buckhead
East Lake                  Morningside
Oakhurst                   East Atlanta
Virginia-Highland      Grant Park
Little Five Points       Ormewood
Inman Park               Druid Hills
Candler Park 

BSN Questions

The BSN freshman option and BSN transfer option begin every fall and are two-year, four semester (fall, spring, fall, spring) full-time programs. 

The Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program begins in August each fall. The program is full time and takes approximately 15 months to complete (summer, fall, spring, summer).

The Accelerated BSN + MSN program (ABSN+MSN) program begins each summer. The BSN portion of the program is full time and takes approximately 15 months to complete (summer, fall, spring, summer). Students begin their MSN studies the next semester. The MSN portion of the program takes 4 to 5 semesters of full-time study depending on the student's chosen graduate specialty.

Prerequisites can be taken at any regionally accredited college, university, or community college. Official transcripts must be sent from every college or university attended to verify course work.

You may apply and be admitted to the nursing program without having completed all of the prerequisite courses, but enrollment in the program is contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisites with a grade of C or better. 

Up to 12 semester hours of transfer credit for nursing courses from any National League for Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited schools are allowed with faculty approval. Transfer credit cannot be evaluated until after a student has applied and been accepted to the School of Nursing; course syllabi of courses are requested for review and evaluation of the course content.

Yes, we will accept up to 12 AP/IB/CLEP credits toward prerequisite requirements as long as the credit hours and course work is displayed on your college transcript.

The School of Nursing can accept dual enrollment credit (college level courses taken during high school) only if the college credit did not count towards meeting high school graduation requirements, the course was college level and taken at an regionally accredited college, university, or community college (i.e., not a course taught in the high school strictly for high school students), and a grade of C or higher was earned in the course. An official transcript reflecting credit and grades must be received from the accredited college or university. 

No, only one application to the School of Nursing is required.

The BSN program is a full-time day program. Students may be able to work minimal hours at a flexible part-time job while in the program.

The application fee is $50.

*Applicants that are applying as a transferring or graduated Emory student will have their application fee waived.

Yes. Test scores are a requirement to complete your application for admission. Test scores for the BSN and accelerated BSN program include the TEAS, SAT, ACT, or GRE. The HESI exam will not be accepted.  

Interviews are not required for admission to the BSN program. However, the Admission Committee may request an interview if special circumstances exist.

Students are encouraged to submit GRE scores that fall within the 50th-90th percentile of all test takers.

We prefer to see at least a 3.0 in all course work. The average GPA of admitted students is a 3.5.

PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION DATE

All Programs    

October 15, 2016   *Priority Deadline

November 15, 2016

All Programs

December 15, 2016   **Merit Scholarship App Deadline     

January 15, 2017

All Programs            

January 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP

March 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

We encourage all applicants to have their application materials received or postmarked by the priority deadline. Any applications completed after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Before March 1, 2017, a tuition deposit of $300 is required to reserve your space in the class. After March 1st, the deposit amount will be $400. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition bill. 

Emory nursing students benefit from Emory’s rich healthcare resources in the Atlanta area. Clinicals are done at many local hospitals including Emory University, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, the VA Medical Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside, Wesley Woods, and many more. Other local resources that students benefit from include the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, and the American Cancer Society.

The BSN clinical faculty to student ratio is 8:1.

MSN Questions

No, only one application to the School of Nursing is required.

The length of the MSN program varies based on the specialty selected. Typically the program ranges from four to five semesters of full-time study (part time is available).

Students may enroll in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. You can enroll for full-time or part-time study in fall and part time only in spring and summer.

Up to 12 semester hours of transfer credit for nursing courses from any National League for Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, state and regionally accredited schools is allowed with faculty approval. Course syllabi of courses are requested for review and evaluation of the course content. 

You may apply and be admitted to the nursing program without having completed all of the prerequisite courses, but enrollment in the program is contingent upon successful completion of all prerequisites with a grade of C or better. 

Students are encouraged to submit GRE scores that fall within the 50th-90th percentile of all test takers.

We prefer to see at least a 3.0 in all course work. The average GPA of admitted students is a 3.3.

PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION DATE

All Programs    

October 15, 2017   *Priority Deadline

November 15, 2017

All Programs

December 15, 2017   **Merit Scholarship App Deadline     

January 15, 2018

All Programs            

January 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP

March 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

We encourage all applicants to have their application materials received or postmarked by the priority deadline. Any applications completed after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Before March 1, 2017, a tuition deposit of $300 is required to reserve your space in the class. After March 1st, the deposit amount will be $400. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition bill. 

International Questions

You can receive a BSN or MSN degree from the School of Nursing. You must have your credentials/transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services for previous non-nursing coursework and/or Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools for previous nursing coursework, which will enable us to tell you which specific program you may be eligible for at Emory. You may contact one of our advisors for more specific information and guidance.

Applications are available online. Please visit our program pages for more information about the application procedures.

Is the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required?

The TOEFL is required unless you meet the following criteria:

  • You have completed a bachelor's degree or higher at an accredited US institution
  • The official language of your country of citizenship is English

Preference will be given to applicants with a TOEFL score of 600 or greater on the written test or 

If you are applying to the ABSN/MSN or MSN program, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. Students are encouraged to submit GRE scores that fall within the 50th-90th percentile of all test takers.

PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION DATE

All Programs    

October 15, 2017   *Priority Deadline

November 15, 2017

All Programs

December 15, 2017   **Merit Scholarship App Deadline     

January 15, 2018

All Programs            

January 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP

March 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

These forms are not required as part of the application process; however, it is recommended that you download them and return the original copies to our office along with your application or soon after you have completed your application.

The I-20 will be issued after we receive your $250 deposit and after we receive the financial certification and visa information forms. It will be sent to you via Fed Ex or registered mail after which you can contact your consulate or embassy and follow their process for receiving your visa.

If you are a BSN student transferring from another institution or a student applying to the MSN program after you have completed Optional Practical Training (OPT), then you will need to complete the transfer process, which is slightly different. You may contact our office for more information.

We require that you submit proof of residency by submitting a copy of your green card. While you will not need to complete the financial certification process, you still need to have any international coursework evaluated by World Education Services for previous non-nursing coursework and/or Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools for previous nursing coursework. You may contact our office for more information.

In order to enroll in the MSN program, you must have a Georgia RN license. Applicants to the BSN and Accelerated BSN/MSN programs do not need to be licensed.

You should contact the Georgia Board of Nursing for the specific information on how to obtain licensure in Georgia. The process can be a lengthy one, especially if you still reside outside the country so it is highly encouraged that you begin the process of obtaining licensure at least a year before you plan to enroll in our program.

All students who apply by the priority deadlines are considered for annual merit-based awards ranging from $1,000–7,000. These awards are subject to GPA requirements based on the profile of the incoming class. Please note that all international students are required to show proof of funding for at least the first year of their education, meaning that you may be awarded a scholarship later on in the process but must show that you can afford to pay all initial costs.

International students are encouraged to look for outside funding to help offset the costs of tuition and fees. These sources include your own government as well as international agencies. We have also compiled a list of some financial aid resources specifically for international students, which can be found at Financial Aid for International Students.

Financial Aid Questions

There is no separate application needed to apply for merit-based and endowed scholarships. If your application for admission is completed prior to the priority deadline for admission and you are admitted, you will automatically be considered for these awards.

The average number of these awards varies annually dependent upon the number of students that are admitted and their academic backgrounds as well as the amount of available funds from the various endowments. The amounts of these awards can vary from $1000 per semester to $3000 per semester.

Yes, international students are eligible to be considered for merit-based and endowed scholarships as well as the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship/Fellowship and Fuld Fellowship.

Part-time students (student enrolled in less than 12 semester hours) are not eligible to receive any scholarships or grants. Part-time student are eligible to be considered for student loans if enrolled in at least 6 semester hours

While, we highly recommend that all students fill out the FAFSA and CSS Profile, these documents not required to be considered for scholarships that are not need-based. To be considered for need-based scholarships and grants, these forms are required.

Admitted ABSN/MSN students will be notified of any scholarships by the end of February, and admitted BSN and MSN students will be notified by the middle of April of any awards.

Private scholarships for college students are offered each year by various corporate, professional, trade, government, civic, religious, social, and fraternal organizations. These scholarships can range in amount from small honorariums to thousands of dollars. To be considered, students must meet the eligibility criteria specified by the donor and complete the donor's scholarship application. Searching for and applying for a scholarship is a time-consuming process, so it is a good idea to start as early as possible.

Application Questions

Prerequisite courses can be in progress when you apply. Those courses need to be complete with a grade of C or higher by the time the program you’re applying for begins.

PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION DATE

All Programs    

October 15, 2016   *Priority Deadline

November 15, 2016

All Programs

December 15, 2016   **Merit Scholarship App Deadline     

January 15, 2017

All Programs            

January 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

BSN, ABSN, MSN, DNP

March 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

Yes, applications are accepted after the priority deadline. However, these applications are reviewed on a space-available basis only.

You can apply to the School of Nursing through our online application.

If at any point you forget your password or user ID, do not create a second account/application. Once you’ve created an account, your user ID and password for the application will be emailed to you. Remember that the user ID and password are both case and space sensitive. For this reason, we recommend that you do not copy and paste either the user ID or password. If you have correctly typed both the user ID and password and are still unable to log into your application, please call our office for additional assistance. Information entered on separate applications cannot be combined or transferred to a second application.

To complete your application, you will need to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you’ve attended. If you attended a college while still enrolled in high school, that official transcript is required as part of your application. If you attended a college or university and withdrew from all of your courses, that official transcript is still required to complete your application. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Emory University School of Nursing
Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs
1520 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Transcripts sent electronically should be emailed to nursingquestions@emory.edu.

As is true of all application materials, official transcripts sent to Emory College rather than the School of Nursing will not be forwarded to the School of Nursing. Transcripts sent to the incorrect address will need to be resent to the correct address.

If you attended a college or university outside of the United States, you will need to have that transcript evaluated. All international transcripts with non-nursing coursework will need to be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), and all international transcripts with nursing coursework will need to be evaluated by CGFNS International. Those transcripts will be considered received when our office receives an official transcript evaluation from WES or CGFNS. We cannot accept transcript evaluations from any other transcript evaluation services. 

If your international coursework was completed as a part of a study abroad program coordinated through your school in the US, you may not need to have that transcript evaluated. Please contact your Admission Advisor with questions about study abroad transcripts.

The School of Nursing does accept electronic transcripts from the following services:

  • Docufide
  • ScriptSafe
  • GA411
  • E-Script

All electronic transcripts need to be sent to nursingquestions@emory.edu. You will need to follow up to make sure that any transcript sent electronically was received by our office.

  • GRE scores are required for all Accelerated BSN/MSN, MSN, DNP, and CRNA applicants.
  • The GRE code for Emory University School of Nursing is 5187(Department 0610).

With the online application, your recommendations are sent and submitted electronically. You will list the contact information for your three recommenders on the application. Once you have submitted the online application or clicked the “Notify” button, the electronic recommendation forms will be sent to your recommenders. 

When one of your recommenders submits an online recommendation form, you will receive a confirmation email stating that the recommendation has been received. If you have not received a confirmation email for one or more of your recommenders, we have not received their recommendation.

All recommendations should be submitted electronically. If there is a special circumstance that prevents your recommender from using the online recommendation form, please contact the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs for more information.

The online application allows you to submit your statement of purpose and resume as an attachment. Please be sure to attach both the statement of purpose and the resume to your application.

In the “Essays” tab of the online application, there is a box provided for your statement of purpose. In this space, you should simply write something along the lines of “See attached.” Additionally, please attach both the statement of purpose and resume as two separate documents.

Your statement of purpose should be approximately 350 words long for MSN applications and 500 words long for DNP applications. This statement should address the questions outlined on the BSN or MSN application procedures page and should be in essay format.

Your resume should be one to three pages in length, and it should include your education, employment, leadership roles, any community services you’ve completed, any certifications you have earned, any specialized skills you may have, and any other relevant information.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to pay your application fee within your Application Status Portal Page. 

You will need to click the “Submit” button to submit your application. If the “Submit” button is greyed out and you are unable to click on it, you still need to complete one or more required items on the application.

Your Application Status Portal Page is the most up-to-date reflection of your application status. Any application materials that our office is still missing will show up in your “Application Checklist” at the bottom of the page. If an application item is still listed as “Awaiting Material” in your checklist, we have not received that item or it is still being processed.

Please keep in mind that if you submit application materials within one week of the priority deadline, it may take up to one month for those materials to be processed and added to your account. If you submit materials in this time frame, we ask that you look to your Status Portal Page to see when those materials have been processed. We encourage all applicants to submit the online application and other required application materials early, as this helps ensure that your application is complete by the priority deadline.

PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION DATE

BSN, ABSN, MSN

October 15, 2016   *Priority Deadline

November 15, 2016

BSN, ABSN, MSN

December 15, 2016   **Merit Scholarship App Deadline     

January 15, 2017

BSN, ABSN, MSN   

January 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

BSN, ABSN, MSN

March 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

DNP

DNP Program has rolling admissions; please contact dnp@emory.edu with questions regarding your application.