Following application, candidates' credentials are reviewed, with particular attention to the prerequisites noted on the Entrance Requirements page. There are two application deadlines, relating to two interview periods in a given year. Interviews are conducted in May and November to determine admission for the class beginning in August of the following year. Applications received by April 1 will be considered for interview dates in May, and applications received by October 1 will be considered for interview dates in November. Final selections will be complete by January of each year. An applicant may be interviewed only once per calendar year. Applicants considered "most competitive" may be offered an early admission decision in May; otherwise, they will continue to be considered part of the candidate pool for the remainder of the calendar year.
For either interview period, candidates considered "most qualified" will be invited for a personal interview with the selection committee. Those not meeting the prerequisites, or who have been denied admission following two previous interviews, may be declined an invitation to interview. Due to an abundance of highly-qualified applicants, even some who meet the prerequisites may not be invited to interview if their qualifications are not among the most competitive. Therefore, applicants who wish to reapply the following year may do so by updating their application.
The Admissions Committee of the Nurse Anesthesia Program reviews the credentials of each applicant. Final selection is based upon many factors; no single criterion has a decisive influence on the applicant’s acceptability. Selection of candidates for interview or program admission will also be based upon qualities of professionalism and communication with the program during the application and interview process.