Frequently Asked Questions: Transfer Students

Who is considered a transfer student?
A transfer student classification is for any student with college credit or any student with or without college credit who graduated from high school more than one year ago. Any student who has already completed one or more undergraduate degrees, is not eligible to apply for the program.
What are the requirements to be admissible into the program?
Transfer students must have a Minimum Cumulative College GPA of 2.5 overall, as well as a Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA within all math and sciences courses. The deadline to have your application and transcripts into the admissions office is March 15, 2014. Once the director has received your application along with all of your transcripts, it will be evaluated on an individual basis.  Admissible transfer students will also be required to take the HESI test (Health Education Systems) which provides potential nursing students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams related to undergraduate college courses.  The deadline to take the HESI test is April 15, 2014. Once you have met all the requirements and passed the HESI test, you will then be placed on the Transfer waitlist.
What does the Wait List mean?
Once a transfer student is placed on the transfer waiting list they will be notified in April of where they rank on the list. The list is ranked academically with the range in GPA’s  from 2.5 - 4.0. Having a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA will keep you competitive.


When will I find out if I have a spot?
There are only 60 spots in the nursing program and those 60 spots are given first come first serve to freshmen students. Come May 1st, if there are remaining spots in the program, that have not been filled by freshmen students, they will then be filled by transfer students on the wait list.
How many credits can I transfer into the program?
Transfer students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 32 credits from another institution, and transfer students will have four years in the program regardless of how many credits are able to transfer in.

For more information on the Aquinas College/UDM BSN Program, please call Jill Zagar at (616) 632-2861.