Transfer Credit Overview

An initial review and granting of transfer credits will be completed by the Office of Admissions at the point of acceptance, and accepted students will be notified of their transferable credits in their acceptance packet for both Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science programs. 

Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at Labouré College in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. 

Transfer credits are granted at the discretion of the Department Chairperson and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Transfer Credit By Program

Associate in Science in Nursing

Transfer credit is only available for courses in the General Education core of the program. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at accredited institutions; courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the Department Chairperson. 

Ethics and Theology courses with a Catholic/Judeo-Christian perspective will be weighed more heavily when evaluated by admissions. Specifically, students may transfer in either Ethics or Theology, but not both unless the Ethics and Theology syllabi clearly include a Catholic/Judeo Christian perspective. Survey courses in Philosophy or Religious Studies do not generally fulfill this requirement.

The following courses require a final grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer credit: 

  • English Composition: College-level English Composition course

  • English Literature: College 200-level English Literature course

  • Introduction to Psychology: College-level Introduction to Psychology course

  • Human Growth and Behavior: College-level course in Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Human Growth and Development, or Lifespan Psychology, covering the psychology of the human lifecycle from birth through death

  • Ethics: College-level Ethics course; requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Theology: College-level Theology course; requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Research Skills: Requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery: Requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

The following courses require a final grade of C+ or better, and must have been completed within the last five (5) years* to be eligible for transfer credit: 

  • Anatomy & Physiology I: College-level 4-credit course, including a laboratory component 

  • Anatomy & Physiology II: College-level 4-credit course, including a laboratory component 

  • Microbiology: College-level 4-credit course, including a laboratory component

*Courses are considered within 5 years to the semester of acceptance. 

 

Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy

Transfer credit is only available for courses in the General Education core of the program. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at accredited institutions; courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the Department Chairperson. 

Ethics and Theology courses with a Catholic/Judeo-Christian perspective will be weighed more heavily when evaluated by admissions. Specifically, students may transfer in either Ethics or Theology, but not both unless the Ethics and Theology syllabi clearly include a Catholic/Judeo Christian perspective. Survey courses in Philosophy or Religious Studies do not generally fulfill this requirement.

The following courses require a final grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer credit: 

  • English Composition: College-level English Composition course

  • English Literature: College 200-level English Literature course

  • Introduction to Psychology: College-level Introduction to Psychology course

  • Ethics: College-level Ethics course; requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Theology: College-level Theology course; requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Research Skills: Requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

  • Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery: Requires review and approval by the Department Chairperson

The following courses require a final grade of C+ or better, and must have been completed within the last five (5) years* to be eligible for transfer credit: 

  • Anatomy & Physiology I: 4-credit course, including a laboratory component 

  • Anatomy & Physiology II: 4-credit course, including a laboratory component 

*Courses are considered within 5 years to the semester of acceptance. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Transfer credit is available for courses in both the General Education core and the Professional core of the program.  Students may transfer up to 18 of the 21 BSN general education credits.

The following courses require a final grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer credit, and must meet the criteria of a baccalaureate program; no introductory-level courses will be awarded for transfer credit.

BSN Transfer Credit Grid 2-12-18

While most transfer credits are evaluated on categorical equivalency, students in the BSN program are required to have completed at least one 3-credit course in Ethics, and at least one 3-credit course in Statistics with a final grade of C or better.

At least one interdisciplinary general education course and SES 4350: Senior Capstone must be taken at Labouré College, regardless of the number of courses transferred.

Professional core courses are reviewed at the discretion of the BSN Program Director. For questions regarding transfer of Professional course credits, please contact the Office of Admissions.

For a review of transfer credit categories requiring the approval of a Chairperson, the accepted student must submit a Transcript Review Request to the Office of Admissions. The Transcript Review Request form must be completed and accompanied by all appropriate supporting documents, including a course description and – if requested – a course syllabus. Additional documentation may be requested at the discretion of the Chairperson. The Office of Admissions will notify the student of the decision via Labouré College email.

*Students seeking transfer credit for a Labouré course in which they are currently registered must submit their request at least two weeks prior to the first day of class.

Residency Requirement:

The residency requirement is the minimum number of credits that must be taken at Labouré College, regardless of transfer credit, to qualify for a degree:

  • Associate in Science: 40 credits
  • Bachelor of Science: 31 credits

As long as college residency requirements are met, students may transfer up to seven (7) credits from other institutions after enrolling in the College. Students wishing to take a course for transfer credit from another institution after enrolling at Labouré College must seek prior approval from the Director of Admissions.