Reapplying to NursingCAS
Reapplying to NursingCAS
Q: I applied to NursingCAS last year and would like to reapply. Can I carry over my information?
A: If your NursingCAS application was VERFIED (GPA Calculated) last cycle, you are eligible to have your application information imported to the new cycle. Please click the link in the blue “Reapplying to NursingCAS” box on the login page to proceed with creating a reapplicant account. DO NOT CLICK “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT” ON THE HOME PAGE.
Q: If I had an application last year but it wasn't verified (GPA Calculated) can I carry over any information?
A: No. NursingCAS can NOT carry over any applications that were not verified last cycle. You will have to create a new account and resubmit all information.
Q: How do I have my data imported to my reapplicant account?
A: Once you click the Reapplicant link on the home page, you will be asked to provide your login information from last cycle. If you do not remember your login information, you will be asked to provide the email address which you used to create last year's account to have an access code emailed to you. Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter new “create account” information, including your name, email, and login information. When you click “create account” you will be taken to your NEW account, with all importable data from your prior account already in place.
Q: Do I have to create a new username and password?
No. Your login information can remain the same. Please note that you will be assigned a new NursingCAS ID# and the barcodes on your transcript and reference request forms will be new.
Q: What information will be carried over?
A: Most application fields and verified transcripts (transcripts containing coursework calculated into your GPA last cycle by NursingCAS staff) will be imported into the new application. Once the import is complete, IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILTY TO GO OVER ALL IMPORTED INFORMATION AND ENSURE IT IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE. Also, please note that although narratives/personal statements ARE NOT carried over, NursingCAS STRONGLY ADVISES THAT YOU COMPOSE A NEW PERSONAL STATEMENT. Reusing the same statement you used last cycle is frowned upon by many nursing programs.
Q: What information will NOT be carried over?
A: Letters of reference, payments, and unverified transcripts will NOT be carried over and must be resubmitted. In addition, there are fields on the NursingCAS application which have changed or been added since last cycle which will NOT be filled in by the import. Applicants will have to go over ALL sections of the application and ensure these new sections are filled in, as it will not necessarily be readily apparent from your application checklist that something is missing if the field is not required.
Q: I am no longer in touch with my references. Can NursingCAS carry over my letters of recommendation?
A: No. Under NO circumstances can NursingCAS carry over any of your letters of reference. These must be resubmitted for the new cycle.
Q: My coursework information from last cycle is locked. How do I update it?
A: All imported information is locked so our staff knows what coursework we already verified from last year. If you need to add additional coursework for a school you had listed last year, you must add the school a second time in the institutions attended section and add the coursework under the second entry. This will also give you access to the transcript request form. You must then delete planned/in-progress work you had listed last cycle and re-enter these courses as completed.
Q: Last cycle I had coursework listed as professional, but now I have to change it to academic. What do I do?
A: To change this on your application, you must add your school a second time in the institutions attended section, and then re-list the professional work as academic. After this has been done, please contact NursingCAS customer service to have your professional coursework deleted.
Q: Do I need to resend transcripts I had sent last year?
A: Any coursework we verified (calculated into your GPA) last year does not require transcripts. However, transcripts must be submitted for any new coursework that is entered.
Q: I accidently created a brand new account but I want to create a re-applicant account. What do I do?
A: You can still create a re-applicant account; however, if you used the same email address to sign up for your new account that you used last year you must change the email in your new account to a fake address (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) before you attempt to create a re-applicant account. Once you create the re-applicant account, send us an email with your NursingCAS ID numbers for both accounts and indicate which account you would like closed so we can place the account you made by accident on hold.
Q: I filled out an application with NursingCAS several years ago. Can I reactivate my information?
A: No. You may only carry over application information from the previous cycle. Any information from previous cycles has been terminated.
Q: How do I use the Coursework Entry Service option?
A: All applicants are required to enter in all coursework from all U.S. and/or Canadian post-secondary (post high school) institutions attended as closely as possible to how it appears on your transcript.
You have the option of using the Coursework Entry Service. The fee for this service is $150 (regardless of the number transcripts submitted). You must submit the NursingCAS Coursework Entry Agreement (see attached document or link to document). Applicants using this service will need to allow ten business days for their coursework to be entered, and ALL official transcripts must be received by NursingCAS before the coursework entry service can be initiated.
While NursingCAS prefers that applicants enter in their own course work, this service is provided to those applicants who would rather pay an additional fee than enter in their own coursework.
Applicants must pay the regular NursingCAS application fee in addition to the coursework entry service fee if they choose to use this option, both payments must be received to initiate this option.
Coursework Entry Service Agreement: NursingCAS_Coursework_Entry_Service_Applicant_Agreement.pdf