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Frequently Asked Questions
College of Health Related Professions
Our Mailing Address
If you are hand delivering your application:
You must provide us with a current email address throughout the admissions process, as we will communicate with you primarily by email. If your application is incomplete, we will send you an email once a week to notify you of missing information.
If you have sent missing items to us by mail or fax, you may expect to wait 48 hours from the time we receive it, before it will be reflected in the next email checklist that is sent to you.
Once the Office of Admissions has your complete application, it is forwarded to the Program Admissions Committee for review. The program faculty will contact you directly if you are invited for an interview.
We have provided a Transcript Request form for you to take to your Registrar’s Office to explain that we require an official transcript in a sealed envelope as part of our application process.
If your Registrar’s Office still will not provide you with an official transcript in a sealed envelope, you must order an official transcript from your college, and make a copy of the order form. Staple the copy of the transcript order form to an 8½” x 11” sheet of paper, which states the name of your college and the fact that they are sending the transcript to the office separately. Please note that your application will be held until all of the transcripts are received. You will receive written notification when your application is complete and has been processed. You must provide us with a current email address throughout the admissions process as we will communicate with you by email.
If you are enrolled in prerequisite courses for admission during the Fall semester, delay submitting your application until you can print out a copy of your fall semester grades from your college’s registrar system. If your grades will not be available until after December 30 on the computer system, then you should provide each course instructor with a form and envelope, or postcard, and request that they write your final course grade as soon as your final exam is graded, and mail the envelope or postcard to you. The faculty member must sign the note or postcard. You will then include these notes or postcards in your application packet.
You may also fax your Fall grade report to us at (718) 270-4775.
If you are not enrolled in prerequisite courses for during the fall semester, you should request an official transcript from your college now and place the sealed envelope in your application packet. We have provided a Transcript Request form for you to take to your Registrar’s Office. The directions above only apply to those enrolled in prerequisite courses for admission during the fall semester.
If you are taking pre-requisite courses for admission during the spring semester, you must include documentation of your spring schedule in your self-managed application packet. This will generally be a print out from your college’s registrar system confirming your spring registration.
7. What do I do if my letters of recommendation are in a confidential electronic system such as Interfolio and I can't obtain copies to put into my self-managed application?
If you have confidential letters on file in Interfolio that you are submitting as part of your application, you will request that the letters be sent to us separately from your self-managed application. Staple the copy of the order form to an 8½” x 11” sheet of paper which states the names of the references which are being sent to the office separately. Please note that your application will be held until all of the letters are received. You will receive written notification when your application is complete and has been processed.
Program email addresses
College of Health Related Professions
College of Nursing
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Part-time study is available in the following programs:
We are able to determine how many prerequisite courses are missing by completing a pre-evaluation of your transcript(s). Transcripts are reviewed in one of the following ways:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
When forwarding transcripts be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, email address, program of interest, and the year you plan on entering Downstate.
No. However, New York City area applicants generally complete their prerequisite courses at State University of New York and City University of New York colleges. All required prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally-accredited college or university. The six accrediting organizations are listed here.
Early application is strongly encouraged. A list of application deadlines for each program is available at the
In general, you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on application status.
Interview dates and times vary each year depending on the applicant pool and number of qualified, competitive and completed applications received. If you are chosen for an interview, the program to which you applied will contact you with more details. The undergraduate nursing programs (Accelerated Nursing and RN-BS in Nursing) and Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate programs do not conduct interviews.
You will be notified in writing once a final decision has been rendered. The process may take some time due to the large volume of applications received.
Please send an email to email@example.com. Include your name and program of choice.
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