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Transfer to Adelphi’s Nursing Program

Change is good.

With a 70-year legacy of shaping the future of healthcare and nursing practice, we’ve built a tradition of producing leaders in the field. Our undergraduate nursing programs prepare you to be a qualified caregiver in several settings.

Students wishing to transfer into the baccalaureate nursing program must have:

  • A minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • No more than one prerequisite science grade lower than C+ (The Office of Admissions considers all attempted grades, regardless of whether the course has been retaken)
  • Successfully passed the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)

The acceptable grade for 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 Office of University Admissions by March 1 (for September entrance) or November 1 (for January entrance). Secondary school transcripts are required of applicants who have completed less than 30 credits at a regionally accredited college or university.

An admission interview may be requested. Applicants will be contacted by the College of Nursing and Public Health to make arrangements, if necessary. The final decision on a transfer student’s application is based on the applicant’s previous academic achievement, ATI TEAS scores, science grades, motivation and personal characteristics necessary for success in nursing.

Disclaimer: These prerequisites for admission into the Nursing Program must have been completed within the last 10 years.

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 B.S. in Nursing program and are subject to the University policies governing the admission of transfer students. If accepted, applicants are given 90 credits for their previous degree. Applicants must, however, also fulfill the requirements of the nursing major, including a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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 3.0 cumulative GPA from all the institutions. 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 B.S. in Nursing. Students entering with a baccalaureate degree from another university may be able to transfer up to 90 credits.

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. from an accredited institution, prior to their transfer to Adelphi, will be exempt from all general education requirements.

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For further information, please contact:

Office of Transfer Admissions
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