School of Nursing Students

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Samuel Merritt University. We’re ready to help you take the next steps to complete your enrollment. 

Prepare for Arrival

We’ve put together resources that you'll find useful as you prepare for classes. For starters, you’ll learn how to obtain your SMU student ID and other important information. 

Now that you’re accepted, we invite you to create an account in our Admitted Students Portal. You likely received an introductory email with details about how to log in for the first time. If not, you can follow the easy step-by-step directions.


The Admitted Students portal will allow you to track your enrollment and complete and submit any remaining post-admission requirements and information, such as:

  • Health insurance
  • CPR certification
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening

Welcome to SMU

You’re joining an academic institution with a rich history and strong future.


Preferred Status

Percent of employers who say they prefer SMU graduates over other candidates.

Top Reasons

Alumni recommend SMU for its reputation, superior faculty, clinical experience options, small classes, simulation training, accelerated programs.


Provider of Registered Nurses in Northern California

As well as the top provider of PTs, OTs, PAs, and podiatrists in the Bay Area.


Student Experience

At SMU, you’ll be part of an active community of committed and compassionate health professionals. 

Explore Life at SMU
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Office of Student Services

SMU’s student services staff is here to help support and guide you through your educational journey, from health, wellness, and counseling services to academic and financial assistance.

We Put Students First
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Clubs & Organizations

SMU offers dozens of student organizations, from professional organizations to cultural and social groups. 

Clubs & Orgs
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Community Engagement

At SMU, you’ll find many ways to do good in the community while also building your skills and knowledge.

Get Involved