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Admission & Deadlines

The admission application priority deadline for the 2021 Accelerated Second Degree Nursing cohort that begins Friday, May 28, 2021 is Monday, December 15, 2020.

Applicants to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at the Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies should send original supporting application materials that cannot be uploaded into the online application to:

Fairfield University
Office of Admission for Part-Time and Continuing Studies
Kelley Center
1073 North Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

  • A Completed Application for Admission Form. Complete the online application. After you have submitted your application, you can use this site to track the status of your application, and check if your supporting documents, such as transcripts and recommendations, have been received.
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history.
  • A Personal Statement describing your purpose in undertaking a baccalaureate nursing education. Include the factors or experience that led to your decision to pursue a BSN at Fairfield University.
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor.  Recommendations are completed online and you will need to enter the email address of your recommender.
  • Interviews. Applicants are required to participate in an interview with Professor Carole Pomarico, adult program director, as a part of the admission process. Contact (203) 254-4150 to schedule an appointment.

Measles and Rubella Immunization: Connecticut law requires that students born after December 31, 1956 provide proof of measles and rubella immunization. Although this is not required to complete an application, you must provide proof of immunization prior to course registration. Please keep in mind that this process can take some time, and that you must be in compliance before registration. Immunization verification information should be submitted directly to the University's Health Center.

International Applicants

In addition to the requirements listed above, you must also submit:

  • Certificate of finances in U.S. dollars. Bank seal & official bank signature is required on bank letterhead.
  • Certified English translations and course-by-course evaluations from approved evaluators of all academic records.
  • TOEFL test results if student's native language is not English. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390. (composite score of 550 for the paper test, 80 for the Internet based test is recommended, or or IELTS score of 6.5)

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials for Admission

If you are applying for admission to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program and have earned your undergraduate degree outside of the United States, please arrange to submit an evaluation of your coursework for your application file. Our preferred evaluator is World Education Services, Inc. but we will also accept evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. You will need to contact the evaluator directly for an evaluation application. Please request a detailed evaluation (a course-by-course evaluation) in English of your academic records and also request that an official copy of your evaluation be mailed directly to your application file at the following address:

Fairfield University
Office of Part-Time and Continuing Studies Admission
Kelley Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-519

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Telephone: (212) 966-6311 or toll free 1-800-937-3895
www.wes.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

International Transfer Students

International transfer students currently in the US with an F-1 Visa and attending another institution must submit the following documentation in addition to the above application requirements 30 days prior to the start of the semester:

  1. A copy of the student's unexpired passport visa
  2. A copy of the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (the small, white card stapled into the passport)
  3. Copies of the previous I-20's issued to the student by other institutions
  4. SEVIS Transfer form

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