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Admission Requirements: Transfer Students

A limited number of transfer students will be considered for admission to the clinical sequence of the Carthage BSN Program. Transfer students will be considered for admission if they meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Meets all admission requirements of Carthage College
  • Completion of nursing program application and interview with the Director of Nursing
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application to the nursing major
  • All college-level coursework must have a minimum grade of C. A C-minus or less is not acceptable in any course.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
    Anatomy and Physiology I and II or equivalent
    Introduction to Biology or equivalent
    General Chemistry I and II or equivalent
    Introduction to Psychology or equivalent
    Introduction to Religion or equivalent
    Developmental Psychology or equivalent
  • No course may be repeated more than once. The most recent grade will be used in the calculation of the GPA.
  • Admission dependent upon completion of the following courses with grade of “C” or better before beginning clinical sequence: COR 1100 and 1110 or equivalent
  • Meets foreign language requirement

Important note:

Students interested in transferring into the BSN Program at Carthage should be aware that, because of the College’s requirements, most students’ programs of study will be delayed by a year if some science courses are not completed prior to admission. We highly recommend that students have completed the following courses before applying for transfer into the program:

The more general education courses that have been completed, the higher the likelihood that a student will be able to seamlessly transfer into the program and complete the degree in a timely manner.