Applying to Cizik School of Nursing

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Spring 2021 Application Status/Deadlines 


  • Pacesetter BSN - September 1


  • RN to BSN  -November 15
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner  - Priority Deadline is August 15


  • Nurse Practitioner Deadline (MSN and Post-Graduate)  -  Priority deadline is August 15
  • Nursing Leadership (MSN and Post-Graduate)  - November 1
  • Nursing Education (Post-Graduate only) - November 1

Yes, I'm ready to apply

Congratulations on making the decision to apply to the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth. The application process is coordinated by the UTHealth Registrar’s Office who does the initial work of collecting your application, application fees, and other admission materials. Once your application is complete, the information will be forwarded to the School of Nursing for review and decision.

Before you apply, we encourage you to review the admissions requirements and application deadline information available on the academic department pages. Please note that students admitted to the Cizik School of Nursing must personally reside in the state of Texas before the first day of class. 

Application Process

All application materials should be sent to the UTHealth Registrar. 

Shortly after completing the application, you will receive an email with access to MyUTH – an application portal that will provide up to date access on the documents received.

The application process and required materials are as follows:

  1. Submit the online application for admissions and $60.00 non-refundable application fee. The fee is payable via credit/debit card.

  2. Submit your official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended to the UTHealth Registrar. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed enveloped from the issuing institution. If you have previously attended the Cizik School of Nursing, those transcripts will be retrieved on your behalf.  If you have international credentials, a course by course evaluation from an Educational Credential Evaluator must also be submitted. Please note that all official transcripts must be printed within the past six months. 

  3. Send your official test scores (if applicable). Please be sure to review the admissions requirements for your program to determine which, if any, tests are required.

    • The GRE code for sending test scores is 6906 or 6907.
    • The HESI A2 Entrance Exam department ID for sending scores is 198326. 
  4. For graduate admissions, send three academic/professional references using the Cizik School of Nursing recommendation form. The forms are available in the admissions forms box to the right.

Please note that students admitted to the Cizik School of Nursing must personally reside in the state of Texas before the first day of class. 

Admissions FAQ

Q: Which HESI exam should I register for?

A: First-time test takers must take the A1 exam; repeaters take A2.

Q: Can I request a change of major after I'm admitted?

A: Request to change tracks are reviewed on a case by case basis by the track director. Students are encouraged to conduct a thorough review of the academic options before applying for admission.

Q: What is the time limit for test scores?

A:The time limits are as follows: 

Test  Required for   Time Limit
HESI Pacesetter BSN Two (2) Years 
TOEFL International Students (F1 visa) Two (2) Years
GRE  Nurse Anesthesia  Five (5) Years

Q: Can the GRE be waived for Nurse Anesthesia applicants?

A: No, All Nurse Anesthesia students are required to submit the GRE.

Q: I have submitted my official transcripts, but they are listed as incomplete in MyUTH. 

A: The Registrar's Office updates transcript status to 'received' only when an official-final transcript has been recorded. If you have submitted a transcript with in-progress course work, it will be listed as incomplete, but our file will be forwarded for evaluation. 

If you can't find what you're looking for, or just have other questions, you can contact the Student Affairs office directly.