Applications for Admission

Most applications are submitted through a centralized application service (CAS). Applicants must follow the instructions provided below. All transcripts and letters of recommendation required to review your file should be submitted with the application to the program-specific CAS. No materials should be sent to SMU until you have been admitted to a program or information has been requested. 

Applicants to the BSN program (through one of our four partner schools), Orthopedic Primary Care, or students interested in registering for undergraduate pre-requisite courses will use the ApplyWeb application. 

All CAS deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. EASTERN time. 

All Nursing Programs

Students interested in nursing programs at Samuel Merritt University apply through the Central Application Service for Nursing (NursingCAS)

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Mail Transcripts To:
NursingCAS
PO Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

No transcripts should come to SMU unless specifically asked to do so by the Office of Admission.

NursingCAS Support
Phone: (617) 612-2880
Email: nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm ET
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm ET

Learn more about NursingCAS

Students in partnership Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame de Namur, Holy Names and Mills must apply through ApplyWeb.

For questions about the Apply Web application service please contact help@applyweb.com.

Master of Occupational Therapy

Students interested in the Master Occupational Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University apply through the Central Application Service for Occupational Therapy (OTCAS).

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Mail Transcripts to:
OTCAS
Transcript Department
PO Box 9120
Watertown, MA 02471

No transcripts should come to SMU unless specifically asked to do so by the Office of Admission.

OTCAS Support:
Phone: (617) 612-2860
Email: otcasinfo@otcas.org

Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

Master Physician Assistant

Students interested in the Master Physician Assistant program at Samuel Merritt University apply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants.  

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Mail Transcripts to:
CASPA Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471

No transcripts should come to SMU unless specifically asked to do so by the Office of Admission.

CASPA Support:
Phone: (617) 612-2080
Email: caspainfo@caspaonline.org

Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Students interested in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University apply through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service.  

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Mail Transcripts to:
PTCAS
PO Box 9112
Watertown, MA 02471

No transcripts should come to SMU unless specifically asked to do so by the Office of Admission.

PTCAS Support:
Phone: (617) 612-2040
Email: ptcasinfo@ptcas.org

Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Students interested in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program at the California School of Podiatric Medicine apply through the Central Application Service provided by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.

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Mail Transcripts to:
AACPMAS
PO Box 9200
Watertown, MA 02471

No transcripts should come to SMU unless specifically asked to do so by the Office of Admission.

PTCAS Support:
Phone: (617) 612-2900
Email: aacpmasinfo@aacpmas.org

Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

Undergraduate Pre-requisite Courses

Students interested in the Undergraduate Pre-requisite courses at Samuel Merritt University apply through the ApplyWeb application

Orthopedic Primary Care Certificate

Students interested in the Orthopedic Primary Care Certificate program at Samuel Merritt University apply through the ApplyWeb application

Application for Internationally Educated Nurses or Other Health Care Professionals
Internationally trained nurses needing to take classes to meet Board of Registered Nursing requirements to take the NCLEX will apply directly to Samuel Merritt University using a paper application.

Visit our website to learn more about the process and to download the application.

Application for Readmission
Students who previously attended Samuel Merritt University as a regularly enrolled student and are seeking readmission must submit an Application for Readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed and applicants must meet current admission requirements and standards. Applications for readmission must be submitted to the Office of Admission a minimum of 60 days prior to the beginning of the term for which readmission is being requested. Applications should be printed, completed and submitted to:

Samuel Merritt University
Office of Admission
3100 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94609

Download the application

Samuel Merritt University under Federal Law is authorized to enroll non-immigrant alien students.