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Transfer Information

A person seeking transfer credits from other educational institutions is considered on an individual basis for admission to the program in nursing. An applicant from non-nursing majors should follow the procedure for admission.

If the applicant seeks to transfer from another program of nursing, course descriptions and a statement from the nursing program indicating the status of the student at the time of withdrawal are required. An application for admission and two official transcripts from the previous school are required. A transfer student with nursing courses must have equivalent grades in both theory and clinical practice comparable to those at the program in nursing. The applicant’s previous educational experience in nursing will determine placement in the nursing program. A transferring student must meet the graduation requirements of the program in nursing.

An accepted student will be classified at the appropriate cluster level. A transfer student must meet all prior academic requirements for the cluster level of entrance. Evaluation of nursing courses for transfer credit consideration will be determined by the administrative nursing representative of the major. Evaluation of course credits for Core and Sciences is the responsibility of the College. Acceptance of nursing courses for transfer credit will be made only for those courses taken during the past three years.

Students admitted and enrolled in the Nursing Program major may take courses for credit at another regionally or nationally specialized program accredited post-secondary institution and have the credit transfer provided prior written approval form the Nursing Program Administrator and/or College’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs has been received prior to enrollment. Only passing grades determined by the transfer policy will be accepted as transfer credit by the Nursing Program major. Transfer grades will not be computed in the Cum-GPA.

Students may transfer up to sixty (60) semester equivalent credits from an accredited two-year institution, seventy (70) semester equivalent credits with an earned Associate Degree, and up to ninety (90) semester equivalent credits from an accredited four-year institution. CLEP scores and Advanced Placement test score will be evaluated for transfer credit. Transfer grades are not computed in a student Cumulative Grade Point Average (Cum-GPA) of the Nursing Program’s official transcripts.

Only official transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar. Credits earned more than 15 years before admission to the program in nursing will be evaluated for transfer credit only after the student completes 30 semester hours at Saint Joseph’s College and/or from nursing courses of the major with a 2.0 (“C”) average or better.

A transferring student who is found to have concealed previous college attendance or credit will be subject to immediate dismissal.

Students admitted and enrolled in the Nursing Program major may take courses for credit at another regionally or nationally specialized program accredited post-secondary institution and have the credit transfer provided prior written approval form the Nursing Program Administrator and/or College’s Vice-President for Academic Affairs has been received prior to enrollment. Only passing grades per School of Nursing policy will be accepted as transfer credit by the Nursing Program major. Transfer grades will not be computed in the Cum-GPA.