Applications & Transcript Evaluation for Applicants with International Coursework
NursingCAS: The Gessner College of Nursing participates in the Nursing College Application Service (NursingCAS), a centralized application service for multiple nursing degree programs. Applicants applying for Spring or Fall will apply through NursingCAS.
International Transcript Evaluation
The College of Nursing will only accept and begin the international transcript evaluation process after an applicant has submitted the application through NursingCAS. Requests for international coursework evaluations must be submitted by August 1 for Second Degree BSN and April 1 for RN to BSN and MSN Fall admissions.
Instructions: In order to receive an evaluation of international transcript(s), the applicant must submit:
- NursingCAS application
- A course by course evaluation (original copy) performed by World Education Services (WES), Inc. submitted through NursingCAS.
The College of Nursing prefers and requires the vendor for all International Transcripts:
World Education Services (WES), Inc.: You can request electronic WES evaluations directly through the NursingCAS application. Click Order WES Evaluation after listing your foreign school(s) in the Colleges Attended section in NursingCAS. Once WES completes your evaluation, they will send it to NursingCAS electronically. NursingCAS also accepts paper WES evaluations sent via mail.
If you send International transcripts by mail, use the following address:
PO Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
International applicants can also send international transcripts to the following street address:
c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15
Watertown MA 02472
NursingCAS is not responsible for any materials lost in the mail. Express or certified mail does not guarantee faster processing or receipt at NursingCAS.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or official International English Testing Service (IELTS) scores, when applicable. Minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 89 for the College of Nursing (this is different than the University requirement). This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in countries in which the native language is English. The University of Houston institution code for the TOEFL is 6870.
Timeline for International Course Evaluation
Many factors contribute to the timely completion of the course evaluation process; the process can take a few weeks to several months. Applicants are encouraged to submit required items immediately after the NursingCAS application has been verified.
The Gessner College of Nursing strongly encourages applicants to enroll in approved prerequisite coursework until you have learned if the international coursework you have submitted has been approved.
Enrolling in approved prerequisite courses is the only way to guarantee that you will fulfill your prerequisites as required.
Students are encouraged to meet with a College of Nursing advisor.
For Information Session dates and times, please visit the Information Sessions page.