Transfer Credit Overview
An initial review and granting of transfer credits will be completed by the Department 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. Transfer credit is not available for certificate programs.
Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at Labouré College of Healthcare in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at an accredited college/university.
Transfer credits are granted at the discretion of the Department Chairperson and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Transfer Credit By Program Level
Transfer credit is available for courses in the Arts and Sciences core, program electives, and health science core courses of an associate degree program.
Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at the College in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at an accredited college/university. Courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the Division Chairperson or Dean.
For professional course credit, please continue reading after the chart.
Transfer of Associate Level Courses
*Courses that require a time frame within 10 years are considered within 10 years to the semester of acceptance. If your science course is more than 10 years old, you may be eligible for credit by challenge exam. Please contact Admissions with questions. Students who hold a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are exempt from the time limit on transfer.
Transfer of Nursing Professional/Clinical Courses
Transfer credit for professional nursing course credit from another regionally accredited post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program approved by the board of nursing at the time of enrollment may be requested for Nursing Fundamentals (NUR 1015) if the student obtained a minimum grade of 77% (C+) within the last two years.
Students will be required to validate prior learning through testing (HESI testing).
For questions about transfer of nursing professional/clinical courses, please connect with Admissions to verify receipt of your official college transcripts, and then contact the Division of Nursing directly.
Bachelor of Science degree programs at Labouré College of Healthcare require students to complete arts and sciences credits beyond the associate degree level. Students may transfer courses from other accredited academic institutions to meet some of the requirements, provided they meet the following conditions:
- Statistics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher.
- Ethics: One 3-credit course at any level either with a grade of C or higher.
- Arts and Sciences Electives: Up to 18 credits in the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences beyond the associate degree. Six credits may be transferred from the introductory level but at least 6 credits must be at the level equivalent to or higher than a 2000-level Labouré course. A minimum grade of C is required.
- Capstone: The Senior Capstone project in non-transferable. It must be completed in residence.
Students may fulfill up to 18 of the required arts and sciences credits through the transfer process. They may meet the statistics and ethics requirements through transfer or in residence. All students are required to complete their Senior Capstone project in residence.
Transfer of courses in the professional core of a bachelor's degree program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the program director or division chairperson. For questions regarding transfer of professional course credits, please contact Admissions.
The baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Labouré College of Healthcare 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
Other Types of Transfer Credit
Labouré College of Healthcare accepts a total of 24 DSST credits toward a degree. Once enrolled at Labouré, a student must obtain the approval of an academic advisor and the Registrar prior to taking any - or additional - DSST examinations. Credit will be given only if credit has not already been awarded or earned for the related course content. Labouré College of Healthcare accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined.
Possible DSST Exams and Equivalencies:
Listed below are examinations offered by the College Board's College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the minimum score required for transfer acceptance, and the course type and equivalency. Students at Labouré College of Healthcare can receive up to 12 credits by examination through CLEP; the listing of courses for which students can receive credit can be found in the table below.
Credit by examination is subject to the following policies:
- Credit shall be awarded only for basic courses in the humanities and social sciences
- Students cannot receive CLEP credit for an exam that is equivalent to a course they have already completed
- Credit awarded through CLEP is considered transfer credit, not residence credit
CLEP exams are offered in more than 1,800 civilian and military testing centers throughout the United States. Students who are interested in this option can find a testing center and download study materials from https://clep.collegeboard.org/exams.
To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Labouré College of Healthcare, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.
To be awarded an Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy degree, students must complete a minimum of 43 credits at Labouré College of Healthcare, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded.
For more information about transferring credits, please review the College Catalog.