Nursing Transfer Policy

Students interested in transferring into the four-year B.S. nursing program need the following for consideration:

  • Minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA)
  • C or higher in general education courses which are required for the nursing major.
  • Personal statement indicating your capacity for clinical learning experiences.

Eligible applicants will be considered for a transfer into the nursing program as space becomes available.

Due to course sequencing, there is no guarantee that a transfer student would be able to complete their B.S. degree within four years from when they start. An academic advisor will create a plan with an accepted student on an individual basis.

Applicants who have been dismissed from another nursing program for academic or professional conduct reasons will not be considered for transfer in the B.S. nursing program.

Transfer Process

External Transfer:

  • Complete NU admission application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and high school transcript if an associates degree is not obtained. 
  • The College of Nursing will review all materials once complete.
  • A decision will be issued through admissions. 

Internal Transfer:

  • Meet with your current Niagara academic advisor.
  • Complete a change of major form to facilitate a review of your academic record for acceptance.
  • GPA and academic performance will be evaluated by the College of Nursing. 
  • The College of Nursing will provide admissions decision prior to the start of the next semester.