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UT Tyler School of Nursing

Apply to the Undergraduate School of Nursing


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Pre-Admission Testing
All applicants to the traditional BSN and the accelerated BSN track must complete the ATI TEAS V and upload a copy of results through the online application system. The student may submit the highest score of up to two (2) attempts at the TEAS test. Applicants may take the assessment at any testing center that supports ATI testing. Testing dates offered on any of the three UT Tyler campuses are posted on this website. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HESI SCORES.

To be considered for admission the applicant must have:
Reading score of 72% or higher
Math score of 64% or higher


Apply to the University
All applicants must apply to the University prior to applying to the nursing program. Go to the Undergraduate Admissions page to complete the Apply Texas application. You must follow the directions in the letter to accept your University admission in MyUTTyler. Once you receive a letter from the University indicating acceptance, then go to the next step and apply to the nursing program through NursingCas. Applicants must upload a copy of the admission in the online application system.

Online Application Process
Apply to the BSN program at The University of Texas at Tyler through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing at

Application deadlines are September 15th and February 15th.

What is NursingCAS?
NursingCAS is the nations' only online application service for individuals applying to nursing programs offered at all levels. The service helps to streamline the application process while providing guidance, updates, and supports to applicants every step of the way. On NursingCAS you will be able view our program details, requirements, deadlines, tracks offered and other important information.

What are the benefits of applying through NursingCAS?
NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online resource to research and apply to any nursing programs at participating schools nationwide. It is a convenient and cost effective option, as applicants only need to complete one online application and send one set of supporting materials. This cuts down on the repetitive nature of the process and data entry. You can sign up to receive emails from schools about new programs, upcoming deadlines, and available seats. There is also a customer service team available to help you, and you can check your status online or on your smartphone 24/7 to track your application.

When can I start my application on NursingCAS?
Applicants may create an account on NursingCAS and start their application beginning October 15, 2014. Note that applicants are charged a fee to use NursingCAS. For undergraduate level degree programs, you will be charged $45 for the first degree selected and $30 for each additional degree selected. For graduate level degree programs, you will be charged $65 for the first degree selected and $35 for each additional degree selected. Click here for details on degrees.

Who should I contact with questions about NursingCAS once I start my application?
NursingCAS has a dedicated customer service team available to applicants. Contact customer service for any questions or concerns including inquires about application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, upload documents, or submit reference requests.

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST and Fridays, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Phone: 617-612-2880

All applicants offered admission to a program in the School of Nursing are required to undergo a criminal background check. If you are offered admission, instructions regarding how to complete your background check will be provided.

If results of the background check are deemed favorable, the offer of admission will be considered final if all other admission requirements have been fulfilled. However, if results are not favorable the offer of admission will be rescinded.

The Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) has legally granted power to deny permission for a candidate to take the NCLEX-RN examination if it is deemed the individual has not demonstrated "good professional character." The Board may refuse to:

  • approve persons to take the licensure examination, meaning that you would not be eligible to enter the nursing program
  • issue or renew a license or certificate of registration to any individual who has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or engaged in conduct resulting in revocation of probation imposed pursuant to such conviction

Once students have applied for a "FAST PASS" from the TBON, the TBON will issue an originator number to be provided to the company performing the fingerprinting.  Each candidate is responsible for making an appointment according to the directions in the admission packet using the originator number. Candidates are also required to pay the cost of the background check.

Once the process is completed the company will submit the results to the TBON. If the fingerprint scan is rejected for any reason, you will be notified to repeat the scan. Otherwise, reports will be submitted to TBON in approximately 7 to 10 days. The TBON will then notify the candidate of the results. Candidates with a clear background check will receive a blue post card indicating the finding. It is very important for applicants to keep the blue card for their records and provide a COPY of the card to the academic advisor.

Candidates with a positive background check will also be notified by TBON and asked to submit a petition for a Declaratory Order, if you have not already completed the process. The petition will be reviewed by TBON. Until the positive background check is cleared by TBON, the candidate will not be allowed to register for courses.