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 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

Associate of Science in Nursing

Transfer credit is available for courses in the Associate of Science in Nursing 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.

The chart below shows the Labouré College general education courses required, and possible transfer courses or domain. Courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the department chairperson. 

For professional course credit, please continue reading after the chart.

Transfer of General Education Courses

ASN Transfer Chart

*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. 

Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy

Transfer credit is available for general education courses in the Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy 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.

The chart below shows the Labouré College general education courses required, and possible transfer courses or domain. Courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the department chairperson. 

Transfer of General Education Courses

RTT Transfer Chart 2019

*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.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program includes general education courses as well as professional nursing courses. 

Students may transfer courses from other accredited academic institutions to meet some of these requirements. 

For a look at some possible transferable domains for the general education courses, please refer to the chart below: 

BSN Transfer Chart 2019

Transfer credit for the following courses/domains may be granted 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 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 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 Assistant Chairperson of the RN-BSN program. For questions regarding transfer of professional course credits, please contact 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

Other Types of Transfer Credit

Credit via DSST Exams (formerly DANTES)

Labouré College 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 accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined. 

Possible DSST Exams and Equivalencies: 

DSST Transfer

Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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 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.

CLEP exams 2019

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.

Residency Requirement:

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, 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, regardless of the number of transfer credits awarded. 

For more information about transferring credits, please review the College Catalog