SlideRoom Submissions

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Last updated August 4, 2017 for 2018 admission.

Both the Accelerated Second Degree BSN and the Traditional BSN programs require applicants to submit a three-minute video, and essay and a resume via SlideRoom. Access to SlideRoom is only available to students who have successfully submitted the online BSN Departmental Application (Part A).

Video Requirement

Programs that Require a Video Submission

Applicants to the Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional BSN Programs must submit a three-minute video via SlideRoom as part of the application process. Applications without an accompanying video submission are incomplete and will not be reviewed. RN to BSN and Co-enrollment BSN applicants are not required to submit a video.

Developing Your Video Presentation

You must successfully submit the online BSN departmental application (Part A) before you may submit your three-minute video presentation.

Fall 2018 BSN Departmental Application Video Topic: Will be posted approximately one month prior to the application deadline.

When recording your video, please

  • State your first and last name and your G number in your opening statement.
  • Do not read a statement from printed copy. Instead, deliver your response to the prompt as if giving a presentation. 
  • Record your video in landscape orientation. Your finished product should not require viewers to turn their heads to the side when viewing on a desktop computer.
  • Make certain you are visible and audible during your video. Check the lighting and listen to your video after you have recorded it.
  • Record your video in .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .fly, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, or .mkv format.
  • Files must not exceed 500 MB.

Essay Requirement

Programs that Require an Essay Submission

Applicants to the Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional BSN Programs are required to submit an essay via SlideRoom as part of the application process. Applications without an accompanying essay submission are incomplete and will not be reviewed. RN to BSN and Co-enrollment BSN applicants are not required to submit an essay.

Developing Your Essay

You must successfully submit the online BSN departmental application (Part A) before you may submit your essay.

Fall 2018 BSN Departmental Application Essay Topic: Will be posted approximately one month prior to the application deadline.

When preparing your essay, please

  • Indicate your name, G number, page number, and essay topic at the top of each page
  • Use the following format
    • Times New Roman Font
    • 12-point size
    • Double spaced
    • One-inch margins,
    • Two page maximum
    • If you directly quote or use excerpts from other works in your essay, you must cite it.
  • Submit your document in PDF document format

Resume Requirement

Programs that Require a Resume Submission

Applicants to the Accelerated Second Degree and Traditional BSN Programs are required to submit a resume via SlideRoom as part of the application process. Applications without an accompanying resume submission are incomplete and will not be reviewed.

RN to BSN and Co-enrollment BSN applicants are required to submit a resume in the Supporting Documents Package (Part C). RN to BSN and Co-Enrollment applicants do not use SlideRoom.

Developing Your Resume

You must successfully submit the online BSN departmental application (Part A) before you may submit your resume.

Please submit your document in PDF format. There is no standard formatting requirements but you should include

  • Resume information (name address, telephone number, email)
  • Your G number
  • Any certifications you may hold
  • All volunteer experience
  • All paid experience

Using SlideRoom

SlideRoom charges a $6 fee to upload your video, essay, and resume. This fee is payable to SlideRoom at the time of submission and will not be waived under any circumstances. You can only upload your items one time. Exceptions to this requirement will not be made. Any videos longer than the three-minute limit will not be reviewed. RN to BSN applicants and Co-enrollment applicants will not use SlideRoom.

Before you can submit your video, essay, or resume to SlideRoom, you must

  • First submit an online BSN departmental application (Part A). After successful submission of your online BSN departmental application, a link to the SlideRoom portal will be provided on your application confirmation email and your BSN departmental application Confirmation and Checklist.
  • Create a SlideRoom account before you can submit your video, essay, and resume. Follow the link provided on your applicant confirmation email and your BSN departmental application Confirmation and Checklist to create your SlideRoom account.
  • After you have created your account log out and close your browser. Return to the provided SlideRoom Mason portal link and log back in to SlideRoom to submit your video presentation and other required items.

View step-by-step instructions for creating a SlideRoom account and uploading your items. 

Once you have successfully submitted your video, essay, and resume to SlideRoom and paid the fee, you will receive a confirmation email from SlideRoom. Please print the SlideRoom confirmation email and include a copy in your BSN departmental application supporting documents package (Part C).

If you experience a technical difficulty uploading your video, please contact SlideRoom directly via email at support@slideroom.com. The SlideRoom support staff has limited availability (Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Central time), so plan accordingly. In addition, please note that the BSN Admissions Office will not be able to offer technical assistance to applicants experiencing difficulty with the SlideRoom system.

Remember the video, essay, and resume submission deadline is 5 p.m. on January 15.