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The UMassD College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides an outstanding educational experience and, as a public university, our tuition makes this a very reasonable and very wise investment in your future.

Students who apply and are admitted directly into the full-time, 4–year, BS pre-licensure nursing track have typically just graduated from high school. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences occasionally accepts transfer students into the Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

Transfer processes

Each year the College of Nursing and Health Sciences has limited seats available in the first or second year of the pre-licensure track. There are 2 ways to transfer into the program:

  • Transfer from another university
  • UMassD change of major transfer

Space is identified during the summer and students are notified of their application status as soon as possible.

Transfer from another college/university

Transfer applicants have never previously enrolled at UMassD, and are accepted as second year, first semester nursing students.

  • Space is very limited and admission is highly competitive. (availability of seats is not known until summer) 
  • A minimum overall GPA* from all prior undergraduate course work and a separate science GPA of 3.2 is required. Academic course work rigor is also considered. 
  • Completed applications are due by June 1 to the Undergraduate Admission Office. 
  • Submit the completed UMassD Undergraduate Application and be sure to list all colleges and universities you previously attended (under the Education tab.)
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation, at least 2 of which are academic references. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools attended.
  • A satisfactory student conduct history is required from each college previously attended. This two-part Disciplinary Report form must be completed and signed by the applicant, then sent to the appropriate representative(s) from college(s) previously attended, who completes the second part of the form and submits it to UMass Dartmouth. 
  • Contact the Admissions Office to ensure your application is complete. Applicants are not notified of incomplete applications.
  • The College Dean or designee may request to meet with an applicant. 

The following courses or their equivalent must be completed with grades that are acceptable as UMassD transfer credits.

A minimum grade of C is required for the following courses

  • English 101 and 102 (6 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology OR Sociology (3 credits)

A minimum grade of C+ is required for the following courses

  • Chemistry 101 and 102 (6 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Math 148 (College Algebra)  (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)

Change of major transfer

Available to full-time UMass Dartmouth students.

  • Qualified students are admitted as first year nursing students when space is available. Admission is highly competitive. 
  • A minimum overall and a separate science GPA of 3.2 is required. Academic course work rigor is considered and evidence of success in biologic or chemistry-based science course(s) are strongly considered in the application review.
  • Submit all application materials to the University Advising, Support & Planning Office by May 1 
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  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation, at least 2 of which are academic references. 
  • A satisfactory student conduct history is required from each college previously attended. This two-part  must be completed and signed by the applicant, then sent to the appropriate representative(s) from college(s) previously attended, who completes the second part of the form and submits it to UMass Dartmouth. 
  • Contact the Advising, Support & Planning Office to ensure your application is complete. Applicants are not notified of incomplete applications.
  • The College Dean or designee may request to meet with an applicant.

Readmission process

No students are directly re-admitted to the nursing program. Students may apply for re-admission to the University, and, upon acceptance, may apply for a change of major transfer.  

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