Nursing Readmissions

Students who receive a grade of W, WP, WF or F in a required nursing course may apply for readmission to the nursing program. Upon readmission, the student will have one opportunity to repeat the failed course and attain a passing grade. A student can do this with only two nursing courses. Having been admitted previously to the Tompkins Cortland nursing program does not guarantee readmission. Applicants are considered using the same criteria and selection process described for new applicants.

A student who is readmitted must complete the nursing program within five years of first enrollment in NURS 110.

First Semester Nursing Course Readmission

Students applying for readmission to the first semester nursing course, NURS 110, will be considered using the same criteria and selection process described for new applicants. A previous grade of F in NURS 110 will not be considered when the applicant's overall GPA is computed.

Students applying for readmission must submit:

  • A new Tompkins Cortland Nursing Application (which includes a NEW personal statement).
  • Official College Transcripts not already on file at Tompkins Cortland. Electronic Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution via email to transcripts@tompkinscortland.edu.

Application and Submission of All Required Materials Deadline for First Semester Readmission: February 16

Admission decisions will be sent out in March.

Second, Third, or Fourth Semester Nursing Course Readmission

Students applying for readmission to the second, third, or fourth semester nursing courses, NURS 120, NURS 208, or NURS 225, respectively, will be considered using the same criteria and selection process described for new applicants. A previous grade of F in NURS courses will not be considered when the applicant's overall GPA is computed.

Students applying for readmission must submit:

  • A new Tompkins Cortland Nursing application (which includes a NEW personal statement).
  • Official College transcripts not already on file at Tompkins Cortland. Electronic Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution via email to transcripts@tompkinscortland.edu.
  • A personal letter describing a plan for success in the nursing program (included in the Nursing Application).
  • Three letters of reference:
    • 1) A letter from a member of the College's nursing faculty.
    • 2) A letter from another member of the nursing profession, preferably a nursing supervisor/employer.
    • 3) A letter from a personal reference.

Students who wish to be readmitted to the second, third, or fourth semester must have an overall GPA of 2.0, not counting grades in failed nursing courses. If there are more applicants than spaces available in a given semester, selection will be based on grades in science, math, and nursing courses, overall GPA, the personal statement of application form, the applicant’s personal letter, and letters of reference.

Application and Submission of All Required Materials Deadline for Second and Fourth Semester Readmission: November 16 (Admission decisions will be sent out in Mid-December).

Application and Submission of All Required Materials Deadline for Third Semester Readmission: May 16 (Admission decisions will be sent out in June).