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Transferring Overview

Where do I start?

Pick a program option that fits you best.

Weekday RN

The weekday option begins in August. Students in the Weekday option attend classes on a four-semester schedule. This academic is geared toward high school students interested in a traditional academic schedule that offers 2- or 4-year nursing options. Learn more

Evening/Weekend RN

The weekend option begins in January. All students attend classes and start participating in clinical rotations very early in the first semester, giving them the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practice immediately. Learn more

Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide:

  • course descriptions/catalog, including evidence of clinical hours, from the school in which previous post-secondary coursework was completed letter of reference from the Dean/ Director of the previous nursing program
  • All other admission/ enrollment criteria must be met. Final acceptance and placement is determined on an individual basis.

Minimum academic requirements

Candidates must have earned the following to be considered for admission:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Rank in the upper half of graduating class
  • SAT and/ or ACT scores
  • Passing grade in the following high school courses:

Biology..................................................................1 Unit

Chemistry..............................................................1 Unit

Mathematics, inc. Algebra......................................2 Units

Social Sciences.....................................................4 Units

English, inc. English Composition...........................4 Units

(New York State Regents preferred, if applicable.)

Applicants may choose to fulfill prerequisites by successfully completing a similar high school or college-level course. Non-traditional applicants who are not recent high school graduates are evaluated on the basis of the aforementioned high school courses, available standardized tests and college credit.

International applicants

International applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements as well as submit the following:

  • secondary school and/or college transcripts (translated to English with US grading system)
  • official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report

Minimum scores:

  • paper-based 550
  • computer-based 213
  • Internet-based 85
  • Transfer credit

Transfer credit may be awarded for courses that were previously taken at an accredited institution, passed with a grade of “C” or better, and are similar in content and credit hours to those in the St. Joseph's curriculum. Science courses completed more than seven years prior to acceptance will need to be repeated or challenged. Transferred courses are not included in the computation of the cumulative GPA, except those taken at Le Moyne College within one year prior to matriculation. A student must complete at least 28 nursing credits at St. Joseph's to receive his/her degree. Click here for information on credit by exam.

Applying

Application is here and information may be obtained by contacting the College at (315) 448-5040. The necessary forms are also available on our Forms & Publications page.  Following review by the Admission Committee, selected applicants are required to interview with a faculty member.  Final enrollment is offered only after satisfactory completion of health requirements and any contingencies placed on the applicant.