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
The first step as a transfer student is to apply to the College. For you to be considered for admission we will need:
- Application for Admission
- Official College Transcripts (from every school you've attended)
- Letter of Recommendation [optional]
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. Direct Entry Requirements
It is our goal to make transferring into the nursing program at Roberts a smooth transition for students. Take a look at some commonly asked questions regarding the process below.
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 Offer Letter
Upon acceptance, the Office of Financial Aid will complete an offer letter once we have received your FAFSA. The offer letter will outline:
- 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)
Principles of Nutrition
Foundations of Nursing Practice
- 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.
Transfer Direct Entry - Commonly Asked Questions
What are the requirements to be accepted Direct Entry into the Nursing program?
To be admitted into the Nursing major, a transfer student must meet the following:
- 3.0 cumulative college GPA
- 3.0 cumulative science GPA in the following four pre-requisite sciences courses:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
- Microbiology (with lab)
- Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with lab)
- 3.0 GPA Nutrition course
- Have not failed a Nursing course or been dismissed from a Nursing program.
- Have had two or fewer attempts at all sciences to meet GPA requirements.
- Online labs will not transfer
What if I am interested in Nursing, but have not taken science or Nursing courses?
A student with a record of high academic achievement (3.0 or higher) at their previous college may be admitted and granted direct entry into the Nursing program. During their time at Roberts, the student is expected to achieve and maintain no less than a 2.75 overall cumulative GPA, and 2.75 in all science and Nursing courses.
Does a student need to have all the prerequisites completed before transferring to Roberts?
A student does not need to have all the prerequisites completed before transferring to Roberts, however, all prerequisites need to be completed before a student can continue into Junior level nursing courses. Students applying to the school will be assessed on the courses that they have taken at the point of application and if accepted, will receive a Nursing Transfer plan that will layout further coursework including incomplete prerequisites (if any).
What if a transfer applicant only has completed a couple of science prerequisites and is not transferring for a semester or two?
Assuming the applicant meets our Nursing transfer standards, they will be accepted into Roberts and the applicant will be granted direct entry into the Nursing program. This direct entry has an expectation that they persist a GPA at 3.0 or higher in each of the three categories (cumulative GPA, science GPA, and nursing GPA) until they transfer to Roberts. If a student does not maintain the GPA requirements, they will not be able to progress in the Nursing program.
What if a student fulfills the Admission requirements but has failed a Nursing course or taken a science prerequisite three times or more?
If a student has been dismissed from another nursing program or if they have attempted the same science prerequisite three times or more, they will not be granted admission into the Roberts Nursing program regardless of their GPA.