ABSN Application and Admission Requirements

Application cycles and fees

Applications for admission are accepted from August 12 through April 1 each year. Application materials are to be submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). NursingCAS charges an application processing fee of $60 for the first program application and $45 for each additional use. The application fee for each program is paid at the time of submission using your debit or credit card and must be paid through their respective online payment systems.

Applications for Fall 2023 are being accepted

The application deadline is April 1, however the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis until the class is filled. If you are interested in the Fall 2023 program, submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for a seat in the class for Fall 2023!


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Students accepted to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program for the Fall 2023 semester will be required to submit a $250 non-refundable enrollment fee to secure their seat in the class within two weeks of receiving an offer.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a final, preferred minimum overall GPA of 3.0. When appropriate, GPA will be calculated by the Office of Admissions using all completed course work, including course work from other colleges and universities.

*Manchester University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Second Degree Program does not have approval from Homeland Security to accept international students for the 2023-2024 academic school year. International Students are not eligible to apply to the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program at this time.


All eligible applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process after submitting a completed application.

Questions about applying for the Accelerated BSN Second Degree Program? Contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at 260-470-2703, send us an email to gradadmissions@manchester.edu or schedule a visit to see if Manchester is right for you!

Manchester’s Nursing Program has received accreditation from the Indiana State Board of Nursing and from the Higher Learning Commission (the regional accrediting agency for colleges and universities approved by the US Department of Education).  In accordance with national nursing accreditation guidelines and timelines, the university will seek an additional accreditation during 2022.