Transfer Students

Students apply in the spring to begin nursing school as sophomores the following fall. Applications are processed through NursingCAS and are not available until December, 17, 2019 at 8:00 am and close April 24, 2020 at 12:00 am. Click here to start your NursingCAS application.

The fall 2020 application deadline for all applicants is April 24, 2020 

  • Applications are ONLY accepted through NursingCAS (nursingcas.org)
  • Incomplete admission applications will not be reviewed

Admission to the nursing program is competitive and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Transfer courses must be completed by winter term prior to application submission. Students enrolled in Spring term prerequisite courses may qualify for provisional admission (if space available). Prior to acceptance into the School of Nursing all applicants must apply for admission to George Fox University. 

Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships in the amount of $5,000 - $16,000 per year. Click here to download a sample of the scholarships available or visit the Undergraduate Admissions Page for more information. 

Admission Criteria

Running Start Applicants: Please contact the nursing office for specific instructions regarding your transfer courses. 

A transfer applicant is any student who has attempted at least 30 transferable quarter credits or 20 transferable semester credits since obtaining a high school diploma (transfer credits are 100 level or higher). The following criteria must be met to be eligible for consideration for admissions to the School of Nursing.

  • Cumulative science GPA of 3.0 AND
  • Cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. Prerequisites may differ depending upon which plan you choose.
    • 3 Year Transfer Plan - Prerequisite Coursework (see courses below)
    • 2.5 Year Transfer Plan - Prerequisite and General Education Coursework (see courses below)
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses by the following deadlines:
    • General Admission: Prerequisite courses must be completed by winter term prior to application deadline
    • Provisional Admission: Students enrolled in Spring term prerequisite courses may qualify for provisional admission (if space available).
      • Students will be more competitive by having all (or most) of the prerequisite nursing courses completed by winter term. 
      • Science courses must be completed within seven years of anticipated program start date (or have approval from the Nursing Program Director).
      • The MATH 180 pre-requisite course cannot be satisfied through a Statistics course. 
  • Completion of one essay
  • Completion of two (2) references
  • One (1) page resume detailing all work and volunteer experiences
  • Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility
  • Final acceptance is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen

 

3 Year Transfer Plan

Prerequisite Coursework 

The following criteria must be met for admission for the 3 year plan:
  • MATH 180 College Algebra 
  • BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 Anatomy and Physiology Series
  • CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
  • PSYC 150 General Psychology
  • COMM 100 Introduction to Communications
  • MATH 240/PSYC 240 or SOC 240
  • BIOL 367 Microbiology
  • PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development
  • NURS 313 Nutrition

 2.5 Year Transfer Plan

Prerequisite Coursework

The following prerequisite criteria must be met for admission using the 2.5 year plan:
  • MATH 180 College Algebra 
  • BIOL 221 and BIOL 222 Anatomy and Physiology Series
  • CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
  • PSYC 150 General Psychology
  • COMM 100 Introduction to Communications
  • MATH 240/PSYC 240 or SOC 240
  • BIOL 367 Microbiology
  • PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development
  • NURS 313 Nutrition
  • PHIL 180 Ethics
  • NURS 311 Pathophysiology (offered online through GFU in the summer; other Patho courses would need to be approved by the Nursing Program Director)

General Education Coursework

The following general education criteria must be met for admission using the 2.5 year plan:
  • **HHPA 120 Lifelong Fitness
  • **WRIT 110
  • **One of the following History or Politics courses: HIST 110, 120, 151, 152 OR PSCI 230.
  • **One of the following Literature courses: LITR 236, 237 OR 238
  • **HUMA 290 Art, Beauty, and Truth OR TWO courses from two different disciplines (Art, Theater, or Music)
  • **Cross Cultural Experience 

General Education coursework can be met through an approved transfer degree OR completion of the following general education coursework. Contact the **Transfer Admissions Counselor for equivalent courses.

If you would like a full evaluation of your transfer courses, please complete the prerequisite evaluation request form.

Please note the following:
  • Admission to the nursing program for students who meet the above criteria is not guaranteed and depends on the competitive applicant pool from year to year. 
  • Although there is currently no limit on the number of times a student may repeat any prerequisite course, the Nursing Admissions Committee does consider the number of repeated courses by a student in the overall application review.
  • Beginning with the Fall, 2021 admission cycle, students may only repeat one science course one time. In the case where a student has more than one repeat on any science course, only the grade from the first repeated course will be used.
    • A “withdraw” from any science course will be counted as an attempt under this rule. 
  • A maximum of two repeated prerequisite courses is allowed (only one can be a science course).
    • This does not include prerequisite courses that were taken five or more years ago.

 Nursing Transfer Guide

Click Transfer Guide and Graduation Plan to download a complete copy inluding information on financial aid and scholarships for transfer students.