Transfer Nursing Students

Application deadlines for nursing transfers

Application deadline for fall semester is February 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by March 30.

Application deadline for spring semester is June 15 for submission of all application materials with final decision of admissions by July 30.

Admission requirements and prerequisites for nursing transfers

  • cumulative GPA of 2.8 at time of application

Students applying to the clinical level of the program must have 60 semester hours of college credit completed by the time they enroll in level one.

Prerequisite courses

  • Anatomy/physiology I and II
  • One chemistry course (general, inorganic, or organic)
  • One biochemistry course
  • One developmental psychology course
  • One sociology course
  • One microbiology course
  • One nutrition course

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or higher. Students cannot repeat more than two of the courses in which a C or above is required. A single course may not be repeated more than once.

Prerequisite courses may still be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed prior to beginning the clinical level of the program.

Prerequisite courses taken more than ten (10) years ago will not be accepted.

You must first be admitted to the university before the nursing program will consider your application.

TOEFL and international students

For students whose first language is not English, we require a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (does not include speaking section) on the written test, 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) that includes a speaking section, or a 213 on the computer-based test. Students who take the IELTS must obtain a score of 6.5 or higher. EMU’s Intensive English Program is available helps students with certain TOEFL scores achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Also, a NACES member credential evaluation is required for all foreign university transcripts. Incoming EMU students often use World Education Services. Learn more by reading our admissions checklist for international students.

Are you transferring from a community college?

  • University application
  • Clinical nursing application
  • $100 nursing application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcript – from each college attended. Transcript should be mailed to Eastern Mennonite University, Admissions Office, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg VA 22802

Are you transferring from a residential college or university?