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Accelerated BSN Application Process

Fall 2019 application period: November 1, 2018 - March 15, 2019

Important Admission changes beginning fall 2019.

Effective December 3, 2018 the College of Nursing has removed the TEAS exam as an admissions requirements for the Accelerated BSN track. Students applying for the Fall 2019 cycle and beyond are no longer required to submit the TEAS within their NursingCAS application.

Accelerated BSN Application Process

 STEP 1: Successfully complete each nursing prerequisite with a C or higher. Prerequisites lower than a “C” will not be accepted.  

              -Successful completion of the Civics Literacy Test (State of Florida Requirement). Please visit this link for more information

a. Civics Literacy Test – State of Florida requirement (For more info, visit: and )                                                                                                                              b. Only registered FAU students can take the Civics Literacy Test at the FAU Testing Center

c. CLEP is available for non-FAU students at the FAU Testing Center

STEP 2: Complete the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing application via Nursing CAS:

  1. To create a Nursing CAS account visit:
  2. Once the Nursing CAS account is created, applicants must choose the correct program and track: (BSN, Accelerated)
  3. Applicants must submit all official transcripts from each university attended to Nursing CAS:
    • PO Box 9201 Watertown, MA 02471
  4. Ensure all sections on the application checklist have been successfully completed.
    • NOTE: applicants cannot edit their Nursing CAS application after it has been submitted.
  5. Allow 4-6 weeks for Nursing CAS to verify your application from the time of submission.
    • Applications not verified by the application deadline will not be reviewed.

STEP 3: Selected applicants are invited to interview 4 – 6 weeks after the application cycle closes. 

STEP 4: When the applicant receives a preliminary acceptance, the final step in the admission process is the level two federal background checks and fingerprinting. Explicit directions will be provided in the letter of preliminary acceptance.

  • When the background check and fingerprinting are cleared, the Admission, Progression and Retention Sub-Committee will then offer the student full admission into the Accelerated Track. The cost of all components of these procedures including any repeat procedures if needed is the responsibility of the applicant/student.

Important Dates:

Prerequisite Deadlines

Fall 2019 applicants: All prerequisites must be completed no later than December 15, 2018.

Application changes:

  1. If an applicant has all items completed (TEAS, Prerequisites) then they can go directly into the Nursing CAS application and apply to the program. Applicants no longer need an FAU email address to apply.
  2. If an applicant has prerequisites left and wants to take them at FAU they need to apply as non-degree and then register for their prerequisites.
  3. If an applicant wants their transcripts reviewed, they need to apply to FAU as non-degree, and send each official transcript to the university. Once the applicant is accepted, receives a Z number, and all transcripts have been received to the university, an advising appointment can be made with Chere Robinson via email 
  4. If the applicant graduated from FAU and would like transcript advising, only their Z number needs to be provided. All transcripts should already be available at the university.
  5. All applications must be completed online and verified through Nursing's Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) Only verified applications from Nursing CAS will be reviewed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the Nursing CAS verification process. Applications not verified by the fall 2019 deadline will not be reviewed.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Accelerated Coordinator, Chere Robinson at