Not accepting new applicants at this time for the RN to BS in Nursing program.

Students have three opportunities to begin the online RN to BS in Nursing program each year, including Fall, Spring and Summer start dates.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis and students can expect to receive an admissions decision within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

International students are not eligible for this program.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for admission to the online RN to BS in Nursing include:

  • 3.0 GPA. If your cumulative GPA is below 3.0, you may still be admitted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Unrestricted RN License in the United States. Probationary admittance is possible if license is obtained within 6 months
  • An AS or AA from a regionally accredited university with a minimum of 60 earned credits
  • The following prerequisite courses, with a grade of C+ or better in the science prerequisites:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs
    • Microbiology with labs
    • Chemistry
    • English composition
    • Statistics

Application Materials

In order to complete the application, all candidates must submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended
  • RN license and BLS certification. Students who are earning their RN license within 6 months of starting the program are welcome to apply.

Note: There is no application fee

Transcript Submission Details

All candidates must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

Official eScripts can be sent to our office electronically (directly from the institution) to or via mail (in sealed envelopes) to:

Adelphi University
Office of University Admissions
One South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, New York 11530-0701

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are accepted. Please see the table below, and speak to an enrollment counselor for details.

Type of Credits Maximum Number of Credits Accepted
Associate degree 64 credits if regionally accredited
Two-year community college 64 credits if regionally accredited
Four-year college Up to 90 credits total


Below is a breakdown of the tuition for the online RN to BS in Nursing program. Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page for additional information on tuition, fees, and deposits.

Program Credits Cost/Credit Hour* Tuition* Deposit
RN to BS in Nursing 33 $490 $16,170 $250**

*Tuition and fees based on 2020-21 rates. Tuition and fees subject to change. Total tuition may vary based on credits taken.