Question 1: How can I request an application packet?
Visit the apply now page for step-by-step instructions regarding how to download or request hard copy application documents.
Question 2: If I live out of state can I attend?
Yes. The program is ideal for people living in distant or remote areas. Air travel is convenient to the Ontario International Airport, which is 15 minutes from campus. Many area hotels offer shuttle service to the campus. After orientation, many students make acquaintances and share hotel expenses. Distant students enrolled in clinical programs are required to periodically extend their seminar weekends to work with clinical faculty.
Question 3: Do you give preference to California residents?
No. We are a private institution and do not have to meet certain resident enrollment standards that state institutions must meet.
Question 4: Is tuition the same for in-state and out-of-state residents?
Yes. Tuition costs are the same for all students within the same program. Visit the financing my education page for more information on tuition, scholarships and loan options.
Question 5: What if I haven’t been in school for a long time?
Many of our students have not been in school for a long time. We find that adults do very well with our learning model as it is designed for the working professional who has typically been out of school for a while.
Question 6: Do the reference forms have to be turned in with the application packet?
We prefer that the forms be sent to our office by the person writing the recommendation. If you submit the reference forms with your application, they must each be in a sealed envelope with the person’s signature across the seal.
Question 7: May I submit more than the required number of reference forms?
Only two reference forms are required; however, if you would like to submit additional recommendation letters, it is advisable to limit them to two or three extra.
Question 8: Can I replace a reference form with a recommendation letter?
No. Your application file requires three completed reference forms. Recommendation letters are optional. Please refer to the apply now page to download the correct forms.
Question 9: Do I need to plan for an interview as part of the admissions process?
You may receive a phone interview if the Admission’s Committee needs more information.
Question 10: When are acceptance letters typically mailed?
Should you be accepted, you can expect to hear from us within approximately two to three weeks after the interview.
Question 11: If I receive and accept a seat offer early in the application period, will the University stay connected with me?
Yes. The Office of Admissions and the College of Graduate Nursing will keep in contact with you via email. You will also have an opportunity to participate in certain college events before you matriculate in the fall, such as Seminar Weekend.