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BSN Program Admissions - Transfer Students

INTERNAL TRANSFER

Current Duquesne students who wish to transfer to the School of Nursing, or to learn more about the internal transfer process, should visit the School of Nursing on DORI.

EXTERNAL TRANSFER
(current student at another college or university)

Admission of transfer students to the School of Nursing is based on space availability within an existing class. Transfer students cannot be accepted into nursing clinical practicum courses during the first semester of attendance at Duquesne University. Only courses taken within the past 10 years will be evaluated for transfer credit. For courses in the natural sciences, the limit is 5 years. Transfer students must take all required nursing courses at Duquesne University; nursing courses from other institutions are not acceptable.

For additional information regarding transferring to Duquesne, please see the Office of Admissions web page.

Admissions Criteria

1. School of Nursing Minimum Transfer Requirements:

  • A 3.0 cumulative QPA
  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT exams. Admitted students typically have an 1170 or better on the SAT (combined critical reading and math sections) or an ACT composite score of 24
  • A grade of "C" or higher (a "C-" will not be accepted.) in all requested transfer coursework
  • At least TWO full semesters of completed coursework

2. Students must meet the Technical Standards for Admission.

3. Admission of transfer students to the School of Nursing is based on space availability within an existing class.

Application Process

1. The School of Nursing seeks to enroll students who demonstrate the ability to be successful in a rigorous program of study. To that end, students should consider taking these courses, along with other core courses required by Duquesne University:

  • Biology w/lab - 4 credits
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/ lab - 4 credits
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab - 4 credits
  • Microbiology w/lab - 4 credits
  • Statistics-  3 credits

2. Complete an Application for Undergraduate Admission

3. Complete the Duquesne University External Transfer Form

4. Send this link to your Science or Math professor to complete: Undergraduate Recommendation Form

5. Have the following documents sent directly to the Duquesne University Office of Admissions:

  • An official high school transcript, including SAT and/or ACT test scores
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Completed essay
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    Mailing address:
    Office of Admissions
    Duquesne University
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15282

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For additional information regarding transferring to Duquesne, please see the Office of Admissions web page.