Application Procedures

The following application materials are required:

  1. Online application form 

  2. Nonrefundable application fee ($100)

  3. Current résumé/curriculum vitae

  4. Personal statement/essay

  5. One unofficial transcript from each college or university attended. If admitted, applicants will be required to submit one official transcript from all colleges and universities attended. Applicants with an international degree transcript must submit a course-by-course evaluation conducted by a credentialing agency such as World Education Services [] or Educational Credential Evaluators []. In addition, if a transcript is issued in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by an English translation.

  6. Three letters of recommendation (clinical, academic, and/or professional)

  7. Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required of all applicants for whom English is a second language. Applicants with degrees from Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, and the United Kingdom are exempt from taking the English proficiency exam. The following scores are required for admission to any programs at Yale School of Nursing:

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score: 95/120 total, with minimum section scores of Reading 24/30; Listening, 22/30; Writing, 24/30; and Speaking, 25/30.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score: Band 7.0/9.0 total, with no section score below Band 6.5/9.0.

    It typically takes a month from the date of test administration for the the official transcript of scores to reach the School. Prompt arrangements for taking an English examination should be made in order to meet the application deadline.

  8. Applicants are required to upload an academic writing sample to the online application.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

The application is available online at More information about the program can be obtained by visiting or by contacting the Office of Admissions at

The application deadlines for both Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are listed online at It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the Office of Admissions in a timely manner. Incomplete or late applications will not be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for consideration.

Students are admitted to degree programs without regard to their ability to pay. See the chapter Educational Expenses and Financial Aid.