Qualified graduates of high schools (or individuals with equivalent preparation) may enroll in the four-year basic professional nursing curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the University.
Transfer Students—Basic Program:
Students wishing to transfer into the baccalaureate nursing program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, have no more than one prerequisite science grade lower than C+, and successfully pass the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) The acceptable grade for a transfer of science credits is a C+ or better. The University's admission committee will evaluate transfer credit. Because of the number of applicants and the limitations on available clinical spaces, it is recommended that applicants who have attended other institutions of higher education submit applications for transfer to the University Admissions Office by March 1 (for September entrance) or November 1 (for January entrance). Secondary school transcripts will be required of applicants who have completed less than 30 credits at a regionally accredited college or university. All transfer students are required to take the TEAS exam, which evaluates basic academic abilities. Students must achieve a minimum score as decided by the School of Nursing for entrance to the nursing program.
Read our FAQ page regarding the TEAS entrance exam.
An admission interview may be requested of transfer applicants. Applicants will be contacted by the School of Nursing to make arrangements if necessary. The final decision on a transfer student's application is based on the applicants previous academic achievement, TEAS scores, science grades, motivation, and personal characteristics necessary for success in nursing.
Admission of Students Holding Degrees in Other Majors
Individuals holding a baccalaureate or master's degree in a major other than nursing are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and are subject to the University policies governing the admission of transfer students. If accepted, applicants will be given 90 credits for their previous degree. Applicants must however also fulfill the requirements of the nursing major, including a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. In most instances, this means that students will be held responsible for the professional courses and those science, math, and business courses that they lack from their previous degree.
Admission Policies for Registered Nurses
Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New York or eligibility for licensure endorsement is required.
Applicants must meet general University requirements for admission. Transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from all the institutions from which they transfer. Transcripts from high school, nursing school, and all other institutions of higher education must be submitted at the time of application.
Registered Nurse Transfer Students:
Graduates from associate degree programs are admitted with all applicable credits obtained in their program; however, 64 is the maximum number of credits an associate degree graduate may apply to the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing Diploma graduates may obtain the required nursing credits by a combination of Excelsior credits and college courses. Students who have received an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited institution, prior to their transfer to Adelphi, will be exempt from all General Education requirements.
Applicants should review the pages regarding the program to which they are applying, as well as the Master's Admissions page.
The faculty reserves the right to require additional supportive data or prerequisites from applicants to all programs.