Admission Procedure

The faculty of St. Elizabeth College of Nursing believes that the nursing profession requires persons with a high sense of integrity and emotional maturity whose interest is in service to others.

Applicants are expected to present evidence of good physical and mental health. All candidates for admission to the college are considered individually on the basis of the qualifications of each. The college admits qualified students of any age, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available through the college.

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school or its equivalent (Graduate Equivalency Diploma [GED]) which is acceptable to the New York State Education Department and the College of Nursing. The applicant must also meet the requirements for SUNYIT if taking general education courses through that institution.

Individuals or groups who wish to visit the College may make an appointment by contacting the Enrollment Department at (315) 798-8347 or may attend an Open House, reserving a date from the Open House Dates link under Visit Us on the College webpage.

Application forms and information can be obtained by writing or calling the College of Nursing, or through the college's website, www.secon.edu. It is recommended that high school applicants apply early in their senior year and transcripts from high schools and colleges should be sent as soon as possible.  See Prospective Student link on the College website homepage.

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing utilizes a regular decision admission policy. The College will accept applications for admission from November to January of the academic year prior to the applicant's requested admission.  The College's Admissions Committee will meet in January and again in March to make final decisions about acceptance into the program. Final letters will be sent out at that time to all prospective applicants who have applied during the approved time frame.  If an applicant exceeds the required admissions requirements for the College, an early acceptance letter will be sent to the applicant as soon as all application materials have been received.  As a single purpose institution with limited enrollment, we want students to be aware that a commitment of admission is expected and request an acceptance of offer of admission within two weeks of notification.

A non-refundable application fee is required: the fee is $50.00 if application is postmarked by January 31 and $65.00 if postmarked AFTER February 1.

All applications will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Admissions and Public Relations committee to determine acceptance. Upon review, if additional information is required to determine acceptance, a pre-admission academic skills assessment examination and/or personal interview may be required.

The Admissions Committee makes the final decision on all completed applications and formal notification is sent to the applicant. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is expected within two weeks of acceptance to ensure the applicant's in tent to enroll in the program.

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, as a private institution, reserves the right to accept or deny admission, based upon recommendations of the Admissions and Public Relations Committee. Applicants will not be accepted into St. Elizabeth College of Nursing if any of the following conditions exist: (a) application has been denied on two (2) previous occasions, (b) applicant has received a letter grade of less than C on two (2) previous attempts in any of the following science courses: A&P I, A&P II, microbiology, (c) failure of any two (2) nursing courses has occurred at any educational institution, or (d) a nursing clinical failure has occurred at any educational institution. 

In regards to the criteria mentioned above, an applicant can idenify any extenuating circumstances on the admission application (essay section, #5).  The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make the final decision if an appeal to this policy is received. Consideration will be given if evidence of marked/sustained improvement is identified in a current college transcript.

St. Elizabeth College of Nursing reserves the right to initiate a Wait List. Placing an applicant on the Wait List does not initially offer, but extends to the applicant, the possibility of admission in the future.