New Application Cycle FAQs


The 2023-2024 NursingCAS Application Cycle opened on August 10, 2023. The last date to submit to the 2023-2024 Cycle is January 31, 2025 You will need to submit your application for the current cycle by 11:59 PM EST on January 31 for it to be considered by your program of interest (note you must abide by your selected program’s deadline).

The 2024 – 2025 NursingCAS Application Cycle will open on August 8, 2024. Once the 2024 – 2025 NursingCAS application cycle opens on August 8 you will be able to create a new account or log back into an existing account using the “Re-Applicant” feature. The Re-Applicant Feature allows you to carry over your data and transcripts from your previous NursingCAS application to the 2024 – 2025 application.

The “Re-Applicant” feature is available to all users who had an active NursingCAS account during the previous application cycle regardless of whether your application was verified or even submitted to a program during that time. See more details.

To simplify the transition to the new cycle, frequently asked questions and answers are outlined below.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2023-2024 NursingCAS application cycle will close on January 31, 2025 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. That is the last date you will be able to submit your application. That is also the last date for deadlines on the current application and the last day for applicants in the “Undelivered” status to resubmit their application. We recommend that applicants save and print a PDF copy of their current application for record keeping purposes even though you will be able to carry your data and transcripts over to the next application cycle using the “Re-Applicant” feature.

To prevent downtime between application cycles, both the 2023 – 2024 application and the 2024 – 2025 application will be open simultaneously for a short period time from August 8, 2024 through January 31, 2025.

There will be programs that have deadlines which occur (check back for a list) during the overlap period which will remain posted on the 2023 – 2024 application. On the login page of the application you will be able to navigate to either the 2023 – 2024 application or the 2024 – 2025 application so you can apply to programs as needed from both cycles. The majority of programs will be processing applications through the 2024– 2025 application during the overlap period.

The NursingCAS 2024 – 2025 Application Cycle will open on August 8, 2024.

On August 8, when the NursingCAS 2024 – 2025 Application Cycle opens, applicants can log into the system and start applying to programs. Any applicant who already has a NursingCAS account can use the “Re-Applicant” feature to carry over their data and transcripts. And any new applicant can create an account. You will not be able to access the 2024 – 2025 Application until August 8.

You will be able to submit and pay for your application starting on August 8.

Yes. Applicants will be able to carry over their data from the current application (including their academic history and coursework data) to the NursingCAS 2024 – 2025 Application. Your transcripts will also carry over. References from the previous cycle and any data you inputted or uploaded into the “Program Materials” section will not carry over. More information about the Re-Applicant feature can be found here.

No. If an applicant already had their official transcripts processed during the current application cycle then they do not need to re-send their transcripts. Applicants can send any new transcripts as needed if they have taken additional coursework since they last applied for example. And new coursework data will be verified if the program you are applying to requires verification.

Yes, NursingCAS can process e-transcripts from the following providers; Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, and Credential Solutions. Please check with the registrar to inquire if your school can send e-transcripts through any of those providers to NursingCAS.

No. the applicant fee structure will remain the same. The Fee Assistance program will also be available during the 2024 – 2025 Application Cycle. See more details.