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Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS:

This information is for students who are currently enrolled at Robert Morris University (RMU) and interested in changing their major to nursing. An internal transfer applicant may be either an “undecided” major or changing from another declared major to nursing. It is important to note that not following the nursing curriculum from the initial term at RMU may result in additional time needed to complete the four-year nursing degree.

For a student who is considered as an “UNDECIDED” major

If the student applied for the nursing major prior to starting at RMU, but was not approved to be a nursing major, the student can take the courses in the first two terms of the nursing program with a designation of an “undecided” major. 

The successful candidate for the change to the nursing major will demonstrate evidence of academic strength by meeting the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of a chemistry course with a lab (high school or college) must be documented with an academic transcript. 
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of two terms
  • Grades of “B” or better in math and science courses
  • Successful completion of NURS 2010 Introduction to Professional Nursing on the first attempt with an overall cumulative examination score of 80% or greater.

It is the responsibility of the student to request a review of his/her academic record after having followed the nursing curriculum for the first two terms when final course grades have been posted.

All internal transfer applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis within the Department of Nursing.

For a student who is changing from another academic major:  

Current RMU students who have declared another major, but are considering a change of major to nursing, should contact the nursing advisor.  

The successful candidate who is changing to the nursing major will demonstrate evidence of academic strength by meeting the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of a chemistry course with a lab (high school or college) must be documented with an academic transcript. 
  • If the candidate has less than 30 earned college credits at the time of application, then official transcripts for high school and SAT/ACT scores (SAT 1080 / ACT 22) are submitted for review.
  • Candidates  who have completed 30 or more college credits will be evaluated on their academic performance
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Grades of “B” or better in math and science courses.
  • Successful completion of NURS 2010 Introduction to Professional Nursing course on the first attempt with an overall cumulative examination score of 80% or greater (if applicable).

Nursing courses with a clinical component taken at another school are not accepted for transfer credit.

All internal transfer applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis within the Department of Nursing.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICANTS:

Applicants with at least three transferable credits taken at another accredited college or university (other than transferable credit obtained for Advanced Placement (AP) or College in High School courses taken while in high school) are considered as external transfer students.  

 The successful applicant will demonstrate evidence of academic strength by meeting the following criteria:

  •  Applicants who have completed less than 30 college credits will be evaluated on their academic performance in high school (including SAT or ACT scores, minimum requirement of SAT 1080 or ACT 22) and college/university performance and submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have completed 30 or more college credits will be evaluated on their academic performance.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Grades of “B” or better in math and science courses.
  • Satisfactory completion of a chemistry course with a lab (high school or college) must be documented with an academic transcript. 
  • Completion of Transfer College History Form

All transfer applicants must submit an application to RMU along with official transcripts to the Admissions Office from each institution previously attended. 

Nursing courses with a clinical component taken at another school are not accepted for transfer credit.

All external transfer applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Department of Nursing.


Faculty approval: 8/04
Revised: 7/06; 3/09; 10/11; 3/14; 01/17