The completed application.

The application deadline for fall admission is May 15th.  The spring admission deadline is November 1st.  


  • The application deadline for EARLY decision for fall admission is March 1st with an admissions testing date no later than March 15th. The application deadline for EARLY decision for spring admission is September 1st with an admissions testing date no later than September 15th.
  • To be considered for early decision, you must apply and test by early decision application and testing deadlines. You must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.5. You must also have a minimum overall Kaplan entrance score of 75.
  • Admissions decisions for Spring will be sent out by the first week of October. Admissions decisions for Fall will sent out the first week of April.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required for applications.

Official transcripts of all secondary and post secondary education are required. 

  • If you complete an online application please mail your official transcripts to Cochran School of Nursing, Admissions, 967 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.  Your application will not be processed until all materials are received.

Following receipt of the application and transcripts, the Kaplan Entrance Exam will be scheduled. Students meeting the admissions criteria will be invited for an admissions interview. Information from the entrance exam, interview and transcripts guides admission decisions based on Admission Ranking System (ARC).

Upon acceptance to the program, a non-refundable admission deposit of $500 is required.  This deposit is applied to the first tuition payment.

Current certification in American Heart BLS for Health Care Provider Course is required of all incoming students and must be maintained throughout the student’s tenure at Cochran.

Citizens and/or Legal Residents of United States.


The applicant must obtain health clearance and comply with all health program and physical requirements.


The Cochran School of Nursing provides reasonable accommodation for all students whose documented disabilities would otherwise place them at an unfair advantage in the completion of the nursing program. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation must provide the necessary and properly signed documentation at the time of admission or prior to taking the entrance exam. The applicant will be advised to contact the Disability Officer and follow the Disability procedure.


The Cochran School of Nursing prides itself on the diversity of its student body.

Candidates for admission are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. Accordingly, equal access to educational programs, student resources, employment opportunities, and all other nursing school activities is extended to all persons. Applicants requesting information concerning complaints about possible discrimination are encouraged to write to the Dean and to the Chairman of the Admissions and Progressions Committee.