Nursing Transfer Policy & Information

Transferring into the Nursing Program is a multi-step process and admission is not guaranteed. Please read the following information carefully.

In order to be considered for the Nursing major at Regis, your GPA at your current institution (or your overall GPA, if you have attended multiple institutions), must be 3.0 or higher. Transfer students applying to the Nursing major are not admitted directly into the program. If you are offered admission to the College as an intended Nursing major, you will be required to complete all of your nursing prerequisites and at least one semester of full-time coursework (a.k.a. semester of residency) at Regis prior to being considered for admission into the Nursing program. You must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher during this semester of residency, in order to move to the next step of the process, which is to join all other students competing for admission into the Regis Nursing program. Program admission is highly competitive and is not guaranteed.

The decision will be based primarily on the student’s grade-point average to date, with particular attention to the quality of performance in “Interdependence of Healthcare Professions in U.S.” and in prerequisite Regis science and math courses. Those who meet the basic criteria for program admission, but who do not gain entry, may elect to be waitlisted and be considered if an opening becomes available. These candidates will be considered as before, against all candidates.

Program admission is highly competitive and is in no way guaranteed. Transfer students applying to the nursing program are eligible for need-based financial aid, but are not eligible for merit scholarships.

To complete an application: Applicants must submit the Common Application for Transfers ( along with the $50 application fee.  You must also submit an official final high school transcript or GED Score Report, official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended, a mid-term grade report if you are currently enrolled, a letter of recommendation from an instructor or employer (using the forms provided by, and official SAT or ACT scores if you have been homeschooled or out of high school for less than 3 years.

*Transfer students who meet certain qualifications from Dean College may be directly accepted into nursing. Please speak with your admission counselor for details.

General science classes that will transfer towards Nursing major credit

  • Anatomy & Physiology I, II
  • Microbiology


  • Intro to Nursing from another institution will not transfer
  • No class with a grade below a C will transfer
Regis College Transfer Students: Nursing Transfer Policy & Information