BSN Admissions: BSN Application Process

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The BSN departmental application process is a multi-step process. Each program has specific application requirements such as:

  • completion of prerequisite courses (all programs),
  • submission of a resume (all programs),
  • submission of an online BSN departmental application (all programs),
  • submission of a non-refundable $50 BSN departmental application fee (all programs),
  • submission of a BSN departmental application supporting documents package (all programs)
  • submission of HESI-A2 scores (Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional programs),
  • submission of an essay on a topic to be determined (Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional programs),
  • submission of a three-minute video on a topic to be determined (Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional programs).

Application Deadlines

Program Fall Deadline
(5 p.m. Eastern)
Spring Deadline
(5 p.m. Eastern)
Application Opens
Accelerated Second Degree BSN January 15 No spring admissions

December 15

Co-Enrollment BSN (Non-Veteran) January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

Co-enrollment BSN (Veteran) January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

RN to BSN January 15 October 1

Fall: December 15
Spring: September 1

Traditional BSN January 15 No spring admissions

December 15

Receive a G#

When you apply to George Mason University through the general admissions website, Mason will assign you a Mason ID number or G number (G#). Be certain to apply to the university at least three weeks prior to submitting your BSN departmental application, as your G# will be required in order for you to submit your BSN departmental application.

Online Application (Part A)

All applicants must complete the online BSN departmental application (Part A) by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date listed in the Application Deadlines section above. In order to complete this step you will need copies of your

  • Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
  • CLEP/AP/IB score reports
  • HESI score report
  • Valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)

The online BSN department application must be completed in one sitting. Periods of prolonged inactivity will result in loss of application data and applicants must start the online application over from the beginning. 

For your convenience, you may view a sample application to help organize your application materials. The sample application may not be submitted in lieu of the online application.

SlideRoom Submissions, Traditional and Accelerated Applicants Only (Part B)

Applicants to the Traditional and Accelerated programs must submit their essay, resume, and three-minute video via SlideRoom. The topics for your presentation and essay become available approximately one month prior to the application deadline. You may submit your essay, resume, and three-minute video presentation via SlideRoom only after submitting your online BSN departmental application (Part A). Visit the BSN SlideRoom Submissions page for more information.

RN to BSN applicants do not complete this portion of the application process. Instead, RN to BSN applicants submit their resume and other supporting documents in their BSN departmental application supporting documents package (Part C).

Part C: Supporting Documents

Visit your program for the list of required supporting documents for Part C of the BSN Departmental application.

All items on the Confirmation and Checklist are required, unless "if applicable" is indicated. The CHHS Office of Student Affairs is unable to waive requirements. All documents in Part C must be submitted at the same time and in the same packet.

The CHHS Office of Student Affairs is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. to receive hand-delivered BSN departmental application supporting documents packages (Part C). Supporting documents packages will not be accepted after 5 p.m. Eastern Time on January 15*. Do not leave your supporting documents package (Part C) outside the office or slip it under the door if you arrive after 5 p.m. on January 15. Your application will be considered late. We cannot guarantee the safety of your packet if it is left unattended nor can we guarantee it will be reviewed.

*If January 15 falls on a weekend, government holiday, or Mason is closed due to inclement weather, the supporting documents package is due by 5:00 p.m. the next business day. As the BSN application is a self-managed process, plan ahead to make sure you turn in your packet by the deadline.

If you choose to submit your supporting documents package via mail, please ensure that the package is postmarked by January 15. If January 15 falls on a weekend, government holiday, or Mason is closed due to inclement weather, the supporting documents package must be postmarked by the next business day.

Confirmation of Application Receipt

All applicants who submit their supporting documents package (Part C of the BSN departmental application) will receive an email confirming receipt of the supporting documents package. Please allow seven days for a response. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your supporting documents package within 14 days, please email BSNapps@gmu.edu.

Incomplete Applications

It is your responsibility to be certain your application is complete.

  • Check that all required coursework is complete by the specific deadline.
  • Use your BSN application Confirmation and Checklist, printed upon successful completion of the online BSN departmental application (Part A) to check if your supporting documents package (Part C) includes all required documentation.

Your application will be reviewed based on those items submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will not follow-up or request missing items from applicants.

Late Applications

Documents submitted after the January 15 deadline, for fall admission, except as noted above for weekends, holidays, and Mason inclement weather closures, will not be accepted or reviewed for fall admission.

Documents submitted after the October 1 deadline, for spring admission, except as noted above for weekends, holidays, and Mason inclement weather closures will not be accepted or reviewed for spring admission.

No extensions to the deadline will be granted.

Application Status Updates

Typically, all BSN decision letters for the fall semester are sent via email by the end of April. Decision letters for spring entry into the RN to BSN program are emailed in December. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide status updates to applicants. We appreciate your patience throughout the decision process.