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How to Get Started With SHU

Take the first step toward a new chapter in your education and career with an online degree from Sacred Heart University.

Your application process begins with this simple online form. Then, one of our skilled program managers will reach out to assist you in completing the process.

If you have questions or prefer to apply over the phone, give us a call at 877-791-7181.

Discover Your Potential with the Admissions Estimator

Try our new Admissions Estimator to better understand your chances for admission. You probably meet more requirements than you think!

Calculate Your Chances For Admission

Get Your Results in 3 Easy Steps

Use our Admissions Estimator to see how you measure up against our general admissions criteria for your program of interest.*

Step 1 of 3

Calculate Your Chances For Admission

Share Your Academic Experience

Choose from the available selections to complete the admissions criteria questions.

Step 2 of 3

Are you a transfer Student?

Do you hold a degree or diploma in nursing?

Do you hold an unencumbered U.S. RN from your home state, or from any other state RN licensure?

Do you hold an advanced practice nursing licensure and certification?


Based on your responses to the previous questions, here is how you measure up to the admissions requirements.

Application Process

  1. Fill out our quick and easy online application form.
  2. Complete your application file, including all program-specific requirements. These requirements can be found on the admissions section of your program page.

    Typical requirements include adequate GPA, statement of professional goals and two letters of recommendation, plus other requirements particular to the program.

    Please consult the State Authorizations page for information on state approval and licensure or call us at 877-791-7181.

  3. Pay your $75 application fee online.
  4. Order and submit your official transcripts from previous institutions you’ve attended.

    After completing your application file, you’ll receive your decision from our admissions department within 2–3 weeks.

Request More Information

Fill out the form below and a skilled and knowledgeable Admissions Representative will get in touch to answer your questions and help with the application process.