ABSN Admission Events

Samuuel Merritt University Students Lake Merritt Oakland

Fall Preview Day

Join us for a day of information sessions, campus tours and networking with current students and faculty at Fall Preview Day - Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

Visit the Fall Preview Day page for the tentative agenda and additional details.

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. 

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!

Date (2019)

Time (Pacific)


Wednesday, June 5 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Monday, June 17 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. San Mateo campus
Wednesday, June 19 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sacramento campus
Saturday, June 22 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oakland
Monday, June 24 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Wednesday, July 3 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Saturday, July 20 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oakland campus
Thursday, August 1 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Friday, August 16 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Saturday, August 24 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Oakland campus
Tuesday, September 3 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Wednesday, December 4 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar
Friday, April 10 (2020) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Webinar

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. 

RSVP for an Application Workshop

Nursing Success! Seminar

Underrepresented students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, and male) are invited to participate in a 3-day program, Nursing Success! Seminar

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) 879-9200 to schedule your counseling appointment.

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