Transfer Credit Overview

An initial review and granting of transfer credits will be completed by the Office of Admissions at the point of acceptance to all degree programs, 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 is not available for certificate programs.

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. 

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

  • English Composition: College-level English Composition 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

  • Theology Elective: College-level Theology course

  • Humanities Elective: College 200-level Humanities or English literature course

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. 

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

  • English Composition: College-level English Composition course

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

  • Ethics: College-level Ethics course

  • Theology Elective: College-level Theology course

  • Humanities Elective: College 200-level Humanities or English literature course

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
All students must complete a total of 21 general education credits beyond the associate degree level. Students may transfer courses from other accredited academic institutions to meet some of these requirements, provided they meet the following conditions:

 

  • Statistics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher. If taken as part of an associate’s degree program, MAT 3410 is waived and the student may take an elective instead. If the course was not counted toward an associate’s degree, then it may be transferred for credit toward the BSN degree.
  • Ethics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher. If taken as part of an associate’s degree program, ETH 3210 is waived and the student may take an elective instead. If the course was not counted toward an associate’s degree, then it may be transferred for credit toward the BSN degree.
  • Distribution Requirements: Up to 12 credits in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences beyond the associate’s degree. Students must have at least one course in each of the three domains. Six credits may be transferred from the introductory level, but at least 6 credits must be at a level equivalent to or higher than a 2000-level Labouré course.
  • Capstone: The Senior Capstone project in non-transferable. It must be completed in residence.

 

Students who do not hold other baccalaureate degrees may fulfill up to 15 of the 21 required general education credits through the transfer process. They must, however, meet the statistics and ethics requirements (either in residence or through transfer credit) and complete at least one 3-credit course and their Senior Capstone project in residence.

Students who hold other baccalaureate degrees may fulfill up to 18 of the 21 required general education credits through the transfer process. However, they must meet the statistics and ethics requirements (either in residence or through transfer credit) and complete their Senior Capstone project in residence.

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.

The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Labouré College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-887-6791. Website: http://www.ccneaccreditation.org

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:

All students in a degree program must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Labouré College, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.

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 must request a Transfer Request Form from the Office of Admissions to ensure transfer course equivalency. The form must be completed with a copy of the course description and submitted to the Director of Admissions for approval. This process must be followed prior to the start of a student taking their desired course outside of Labouré College. Students cannot take courses at two institutions in the same term.