Deadlines and Process

Each year the on-line (web) systems open in July for the next annual cycle of application processing. Therefore, between September and June of every year, MEPN applications cannot be initiated.

The annual deadline for MEPN applications is September 1. (But in those years where September 1 is a weekday or a holiday, then the next regular workday will be the enforced deadline. For the 2019-20 admissions cycle, the deadline will be September 3rd. )

Access to any web-based system may be temporarily impaired or unavailable, do not delay or assume that you can connect to the web site in the last few hours before the deadline.

Note that the September 1 deadline is defined and enforced according to local time in California, a.k.a., Pacific Daylight Time.

Do not expect the application web site to remain available for submissions/uploads (continue to accept documents from you) after the current year's deadline day and hour have passed.

At the deadline, the application is locked and no more applicant-submitted material can be accepted. The application will continue to receive third-party submissions (such as transcripts, recommendations, and the scores of pre-deadline-administered tests) in the weeks following the deadline.

Application Review Policies and Process

Because of the high volume of MEPN applications received by the Student Affairs office, we ask that you avoid telephoning our office for status information on your (submitted) application. If you have questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

All available status information is readily available by means of returning to your on-line (web) application (signing in to your account).both before and after the submission deadline.

  • After the September submission deadline, we will review the required components of each application submission; applicants should also access and review their on-line account status to insure all required components have been received.

Applicants who's application packets are incomplete or missing required materials, are ordinarily allowed a brief period after the submission deadline to forward any remaining necessary materials.

Return to your on-line account after the September deadline to view status updates. Plan ahead and be prepared well in advance of the posted application deadline, i.e., September 1. Deadlines are strictly enforced according to local time in California, a.k.a., Pacific Daylight Time. Like any web resource, temporary problems may interfere with your access to our servers, allow enough advance time before deadlines to insure your application is fully completed. Do not expect the application web site to remain available for submissions/uploads (continue to accept documents from you) after the deadline day/hour has passed.

Invitations to interview letters and initial deny letters typically are dispatched in the second week of December.  Be sure that we have your correct contact information and address for important messages.

In-Person Interviews are required and are held on the final two Fridays in January.

Decisions. The final admit and deny letters are typically sent in the third or fourth week of February.

MEPN Orientation events are usually held in the first or second week of June, just prior to the first class meetings. Remember to complete your official records and pay fees in advance for your first MEPN registration--to begin studies in June, during the UCSF "Summer Term."

Registration. Be sure to review the Registrar's New Students web page for more information about registration and enrollment.

Important Notice to Undocumented Individuals & Potential Applicants

The UCSF School of Nursing welcomes applications for admission to the MEPN program from undocumented individuals, such as those who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or AB540. Please visit the UCSF and UCOP websites for more information as well as the UC Principles of Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community.

Note: The California BRN now accepts both Social Security Numbers as well as Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. Undocumented students must be willing to obtain an ITIN or SSN to take the licensure exam (RN-NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse, as well as go through the DACA work permit process. No other identifying information is accepted. Licensure is required for students to matriculate from the first year of study in MEPN to the second and third years of the program, by state law.