ABSN Admission Events

Samuuel Merritt University Students Lake Merritt Oakland

Below is a list of upcoming events for the ABSN program. For a completely list of upcoming admission events, click here

ABSN Information Sessions

ABSN information sessions are held on a regular basis throughout the year. Each information session will cover the program curriculum and admission requirements, and also provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about the program from faculty and students. Campus tours are generally offered approximately 45 minutes prior to the start of the information session. 

New: Bring your transcripts to the information session!

Prospective students now have another option to have their transcripts reviewed. Come to an information session and bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts with you. Leave them with the admissions counselor and they will review your transcripts and provide you with a complete evaluation within two weeks. Avoid making an extra trip to campus and get your transcripts evaluated much faster than waiting for an appointment!




Wednesday, Sept. 6 4:30 p.m. Sacramento Campus
Tuesday, Sept. 12 Noon Webinar
Saturday, Sept. 23 Various Fall Preview Day
Thursday, Sept. 28 Noon Webinar
Saturday, October 7 10 a.m. Oakland Campus
Tuesday, October 10 Noon Webinar
Thursday, October 12 5 p.m. San Mateo Campus
Thursday, October 19 4:30 p.m. Sacramento Campus
Wednesday, October 25 Noon Webinar
Monday, Nov. 6 Noon Webinar
Wednesday, Nov. 15 5 p.m. San Mateo Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28 4:30 p.m. Sacramento Campus
Thursday, Nov. 30 Noon Webinar
Saturday, December 2 10 a.m. Oakland Campus
Tuesday, December 12 Noon Webinar
Monday, December 18 4:30 p.m. Sacramento Campus
Monday, December 18 5 p.m. San Mateo Campus

Information sessions begin promptly at their scheduled start time, so please arrive early to find parking and the assigned room. Information about parking and a campus map for each of our locations can be found here

RSVP for an ABSN Information Session

Log-in to a Webinar

NursingCAS Application Workshops

Join SMU Admissions for an upcoming NursingCAS Application Workshop. Learn tips and tricks to make using NursingCAS as smooth as possible, plus get some insider information about how to strengthen your application. 

Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. - Via Webinar

Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. - Oakland Campus

RSVP for an Application Workshop

Nursing Success! Seminar
January 17-19, 2018

Underrepresented students (African American, Hispanic/Latino and male) are invited to apply to participate in a 3-day program, Nursing Success! Seminar. Please click here for more information.

Drop-In Counseling (Oakland only) 

If you have a quick question or two, drop-in counseling may be perfect for your busy schedule. No appointment is needed. Drop-in counseling is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These are brief visits designed to provide you with some quick information. Drop-in counseling is not available during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.

Counseling Appointments – Oakland, Sacramento and San Mateo

Appointments are available weekdays, during regular business hours for prospective students who have already attended an information session. These appointments are usually 45-60 minutes in length and the main purpose is to review your transcripts for prerequisites. Please bring unofficial or official transcripts with you to the appointment. Please call (510) 869-1550 to schedule your counseling appointment.

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