Masters Entry Program (MEPN) Admission Deadline and Screening Process

Application Schedule

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.

Deadline

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.)

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 are incomplete, who have some application materials outstanding, are ordinarily allowed a brief period after the submission deadline to forward any remaining necessary materials.

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.

Interviews 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy,1 physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.2 The University also prohibits sexual harassment.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

1 Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

2 Service in the uniformed services includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services.

Source: Office of the Registrar, University of California, San Francisc
Assistance/Help

Contact the Nursing Student Affairs Office for questions or for help in completing and submitting your application and related materials.

Address:
UCSF Nursing Student Affairs
University of California Box 0602
2 Koret Way, Suite N319X
San Francisco CA 94143-0602

Email: nur[email protected]
Telephone: (415) 476-1435       Fax: (415) 476-9707