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Accelerated BSN Application Process

Fall 2021 application period: November 2, 2020 - March 15, 2021

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.  

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

  1. The first step to applying to the Accelerated BSN program is through Nursing CAS, not FAU. Applications that are sent to FAU (during the Nursing CAS application period) will not be reviewed. Applicants can only apply during an open application period.
  2. To create a Nursing CAS account visit:
  3. Once the Nursing CAS account is created, applicants must choose the correct program and track: (BSN, Accelerated)
  4. Applicants must submit all official transcripts from each university attended to Nursing CAS:
    • PO Box 9201 Watertown, MA 02471
  5. Ensure all sections on the application checklist have been successfully completed.
    • NOTE: applicants cannot edit their Nursing CAS application after it has been submitted.
  6. 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.
  7. During the application process, official transcripts should be sent to two places: Nursing CAS (address above) and the FAU Admissions Office - Any official transcripts sent to BSN advisors 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.                                                                                                                    *Civics is not a part of the BSN Accelerated Application. Applicants are encouraged to wait until they are accepted into the BSN program. Once accepted, students are able to take the Civics Literacy Test for free at the FAU testing center.

Important Dates:

Prerequisite Deadlines

Fall 2021 applicants: All prerequisites must be completed no later than December 31, 2020.

Application changes:

  1. If an applicant has all items completed, 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. 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 2021 deadline will not be reviewed.


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