Nursing Transfer Process

Transferring into our Nursing program is slightly different than the process for other academic programs. To make it easier for you, here are six simple steps to help you on your way to becoming a holistic caregiver.

6 Steps to Transfer Into the Nursing Program

1. Apply

The first step as a transfer student is to apply to the College. For you to be considered for admission we will need:

If a student has been dismissed or has failed out of another nursing program, they will not be admitted into the Nursing program at Roberts.

2. Explore Direct Entry Opportunities

Fall 2018 Start: Students who have a 3.0 or higher in the three GPA requirements (Cumulative, Science and Nursing) will be granted direct entry at the point of acceptance. Individuals wanting to start their junior Nursing clinicals in fall 2018 will have to take two summer classes before the fall semester. Additional details and stipulation apply. See here for more details. There are only 12 spots available for transfer students who seek direct entry into the Nursing major for the two required summer courses. These spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis and are available to students who meet all requirements.

3. Complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation

  • A Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) is generally completed immediately following your acceptance to Roberts.
  • If you would like a TCE completed prior to your acceptance, feel free to send transcripts to the Office of Admissions requesting that one be sent to you.
  • For more detailed information on transfer credit policy, see our Catalog.

4. Meet with the Transfer Counselor

  • Our transfer counselor will be able to meet with you, either in person or by phone, to give you a graduation plan and timeline towards obtaining your Bachelor's degree. This is reserved only for students with at least 1 full year of college credit.
  • To set up an appointment click here or contact our Visit Counselor at (585) 594-6481.
  • So that we can best advise you, you will need to submit all college transcripts prior to your meeting if you have not done so already.
  • The courses you have taken prior to Roberts will determine the length of time it takes you to graduate in our bachelor's program with a major in nursing. 

5. Review Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Upon acceptance, the Office of Financial Aid will complete an award letter once we have received your FAFSA. The award letter will outline:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • Estimated Balance

6. Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Once you are accepted, you may submit your enrollment deposit at any time. The deposit secures your spot at Roberts and allows us to register you for classes.


The following courses are required to apply for the Nursing major and clinical rotations, however they are not required to apply for admission to Roberts. You can find specific course equivalencies for some colleges right here.


Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
Microbiology (w/lab)
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with lab)

Social Sciences:

General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)


Principles of Nutrition


Elementary Statistics

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Microbiology must have been taken within 5 years or the courses will need to be repeated.  
  • Science prerequisite courses cannot be taken more than 2 times. Science courses taken 3 times or more will disqualify you for entrance into the Roberts nursing program.
  • Online labs for science courses are not acceptable for the Nursing program.