After reporting institutions in the Colleges Attended tab under the Academic History section of your application you will be able to view the transcript requirements for each program you are applying to. Please note that some programs may require that you send official transcripts to NursingCAS, some may require unofficial transcripts, and others might not require any transcripts. To view your program’s requirements, review the Transcript Requirements on the right-hand side of the Colleges and Universities Attended section (see example below). Read the full instructions on submitting Transcripts in the Applicant Help Center.
Your program does not require you to send any transcripts to NursingCAS. For each college or university entered, click Upload and upload any associated transcripts.
You are NOT required to have transcripts sent directly to NursingCAS. HOWEVER, your programs may still require transcripts sent directly to them. Please check with your program to determine additional transcript requirements outside of NursingCAS.
To view each program’s transcript entry requirements, scroll down to the Program Requirements section of the application’s Transcript Entry page. Your selected programs may have different requirements for transcript entry. For example, some programs may require that you enter all of your coursework, some may require that you enter only prerequisite coursework, and others might not require that you enter any coursework (see example below). Read the full instructions on completing Transcript Entry in the Applicant Help Center.
Enter all of the coursework you completed at all US and English Canadian colleges or universities attended. See Foreign and French-Canadian Transcripts and Study Abroad or Overseas US Transcripts for guidelines on foreign coursework. Note the following:
Entering prerequisite coursework is a 3-step process:
NursingCAS will provide a standard set of GPAs to your selected program(s). Note that if any program you are applying to requires full transcript entry, then you must enter all of your coursework. You only need to input this information once, as it can be used for every program you are applying to. See the section above for more information.
You don’t need to enter any coursework and NursingCAS won’t provide GPAs to the program(s) you select. If the program(s) requires official transcripts to be submitted to NursingCAS, then a Per Transcript GPA(s) and an Overall GPA will be provided to the program(s).
In order to verify your coursework to help schools make admissions decisions, this data must be entered into your application. Nursing and admissions staff review and evaluate hundreds of transcripts (depending on the size of the applicant pool) when making admissions decisions. It can be difficult to evaluate applicant coursework when different schools report it in different ways and transcripts vary in look. Typically, schools do hand GPA calculations and the volume of applicants they review can lead to human error. The verification process helps to cut down on human error which benefits both applicants and nursing programs.
NursingCAS realizes that transcript entry can be a time-consuming process depending on the amount of coursework information an applicant needs to enter. But please understand that taking the time to input this data will greatly help the admissions staff at the programs you are applying to by reducing the number of GPAs they have to manually calculate per applicant.
Entering coursework is a common expectation for students applying to health programs such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, public health, podiatry, veterinary, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, audiology, communications sciences, optometry, health administration, and osteopathic medicine; all enter in their course work as part of the application process.