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There are several pre-requisite courses and admission eligibility requirements that need to be met to be considered for nursing admissions.

If you have not met the requirements but are interested in the nursing program and wish to work on prerequisite courses, do NOT fill out this application.You should complete the Tompkins Cortland Online Application for US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Application Deadlines:

Review of applications will begin on the dates below and will continue until the class is full.

  • February 16th - Fall First semester
  • May 16th - Fall Third Semester (LPNs with NURS102 Course, Nursing Transfers, & Readmits only)
  • November 16th - Spring Second Semester (LPNs, Nursing Transfers, & Readmits only)
  • November 16th - Evening Program (Admitting January 2020 and January 2022)


The Tompkins Cortland Community College nursing program contains several essential elements that are necessary in order for students to progress into the role of professional registered nurses. In order to foster this professional development, TC3 nursing students are engaged in rigorous academic coursework and are expected to adhere to strict deadline requirements and procedures. Students will interact with, and care physically and emotionally for, both healthy and ill clients in a variety of settings beginning in the first semester of the program. These clients come from a variety of cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds, and nurses are expected to care for them without judgment or discrimination. Through the use of hands-on technical skills and the art of making caring connections with clients, students are expected to become increasingly independent in achieving their goal of becoming a registered nurse.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, what experiences and strengths you bring to the program, and how you feel they will help you in your individual journey to becoming a nurse.

Please provide a concise submission containing no more than 300 words. Use complete sentences in your answers. You will be prompted to upload documents at the end of the application. Please upload your personal statement then upload the other needed documents.

If you have any problems submitting an application please email TC3 Admissions Department.

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Nursing Program Information
  1. Select the nursing program semester you are applying for?
  2. Are you currently a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?
    (If yes, please attach a copy of your LPN License at the end of the Application.)
  3. Have you previously been accepted to and attended Tompkins Cortland’s nursing program in NURS120, NURS208, or NURS225 and are looking for readmission?
    (If yes, please attach your Personal Letter describing your plan for success at the end of the Application.)
  4. Have you previously been enrolled in a Registered Nursing (RN) program other than Tompkins Cortland and are looking to transfer nursing courses?
  5. Do you currently work for Guthrie Cortland Medical Center or Cayuga Medical Center?
Personal Information
  1. *Social Security numbers are only required for students who plan to also apply for financial aid.
    Must be a valid U.S. Social Security Number! Numbers only, no dashes or spaces!
Address Information

Please enter your Permanent address. If not a US citizen or permanent resident please complete the international student application here: TC3 International Students Application

Contact Information

Email Address is required. Click "Add More" button to add more than one phone.

  1. Phone Type Country Phone Number Primary
    (Enter Numbers Only!)
Demographic Information
Ethnicity and Race Information (optional)
  1. Are you of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity or descent? Yes No
    Select one or more races with which you identify yourself:
    American Indian or Alaska Native
    Black or African American
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Academic Information

Please indicate the year and term you plan to attend TC3. Please select a Program that best desctibes your desired course of study.

  1. Program

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  1. Interests
Emergency Contacts

Your Education History

Please indicate the high school you last attended, even if you withdrew and/or received a G.E.D. Click the “Add Another School” link to the right to add additional school and colleges you have attended since high school. Please make sure to list every educational institution that you have ever attended or may have received a grade from in the past. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE OFFICIAL AND SENT TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE AT TC3.

  1. Degrees


    1. Search For High School/College
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School Policy
  1. By checking this box I verify that I have listed all colleges/universities that I have attended in the past


    *I understand that this application cannot be processed if its has not been completed according to the instructions, and that any falsification or omission of data may result in denial of admission or dismissal. All submitted is true to the best of my knowledge. With this signature, I authorize the release of my transcript(s) to TC3 for admission and placement purposes. Application Policy

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