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

There are only 12 spots available for transfer students who seek direct entry into the Nursing major at the point of acceptance. These spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Spring 2018 Start: Students who have a 3.0 or higher in the three GPA requirements (Cumulative, Science and Nursing) will be granted direct entry. Individuals starting in January may be required to take summer classes if they wish to begin Junior clinicals in the fall of 2018. Additional details and stipulation apply.
  • 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. Individuals wanting to start their junior Nursing clincials in fall 2018 will have to take two summer classes before the fall semester. Additional details and stipulation apply. See here for more details.

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.

Admission Requirements

To transfer into our Nursing program we require a 2.50 GPA or higher in the following three areas:

  1. Cumulative- your overall GPA from your last full-time college attended.
  2. Science-the calculated GPA from the sciences you have completed at the point of application. This includes:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)
    • Microbiology (w/lab)
    • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with lab)
  3. Nursing-this only includes Principles of Nutrition as this is considered a Nursing course rather than a Science course at Roberts.

While students may be accepted with a 2.50 or higher, it is often the case that a student will need a 3.0 or higher in each of these areas once they apply directly to the Nursing major before their junior year.

If you have a 3.0 or higher in each of three areas listed above and you have completed all or most of the prerequisite courses, you will be eligible for Direct Entry into the Nursing major. To take advantage of the Direct Entry opportunity, you will need to complete two Nursing sequence courses before you start your Junior Clinicals. This can be done by either of the two options below:

  1. Fall & Spring Option - Complete NSG 101 (Introduction to Nursing) in a fall semester and NSG 203 (Nursing Wholeness: Basic Human Needs) in a spring semester.
  2. Summer Option – There is a summer option for transfer students that have all of their prerequisites completed and have a 3.0 or higher in all three GPA requirements. This allows those students to complete the required NSG 101 and NSG 203 courses during the summer and continue into Juniorlevelclinicals the following fall.
    • Both of these options have limited availability due to space constraints. It is recommended that you apply well before you plan to transfer to Roberts.

If you have not taken any of the pre-requisite courses listed above, you may still apply to the college, however, you must complete these courses before applying to the Nursing Major (see prerequisite section above).