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Transfer Students

The TBSN is an IMPACTED program. An undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received from fully qualified applicants during the initial filing period exceeds the number of available spaces. Such majors are authorized to use supplementary admission criteria to screen applications. Transfer Applicants are rank-ordered pursuant to Supplemental Admission Criteria outlined on our website. Applicants MUST complete a Transfer Supplemental Application in order to be considered for the Nursing Major.

Transfer Applicants to the TBSN will be reviewed for admission to the alternate major of choice. Decisions for the TBSN major are not completed and communicated until July. Transfer Applicants should plan to submit thier Intent to Enroll and fee based on the alternate major of choice due to limited admissions into the TBSN. Applicants not accepted into the Nursing major by the start of the fall term will not be able to switch majors or apply to the impacted major at a later date.

Transfer Requirements

This applies to students who have attended one or more colleges after having graduated from high school and who are admitted to the University as an upper-division Nursing Major. 

Transfer students applying to the Traditional BSN program must:

  • Complete the CSU Pre-Nursing Core by the end of the spring term, prior to fall admission, with a minimum GPA of 2.75. College coursework must be completed at regionally-accredited institution, accredited by WASC, or other regional affiliate.
  • Obtain a minimum composite score of 71.0% on the ATI TEAS exam.
  • Be admitted to the University as a Transfer or Post-Baccalaureate Student for the Fall admission cycle.
  • Complete the Supplemental Impaction Criteria.
  • Submit the School of Nursing online application and application packet by stated submittal deadline.
  • The transcript submittal deadline for Spring  grades may pose a problem for students attending schools on the quarter system.  We will adhere to the published application deadlines, so plan accordingly.
  • Include documentation of eligible Work Experience or Volunteer Experience necessary to receive supplemental criteria points.
  • Understand that there is a required Background Check/Drug Screen and understand Nursing Student Expectations.

Additional Info

Traditional BSN Application

The School of Nursing application period for entering our Fall program is Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. The Nursing application will be available on our School of Nursing website during this application period. Our allocated funding from the State has limited us to admit only one cohort (40-44 seats) into this program each fall semester. Applicants are evaluated and rank-ordered by total admission points using Supplemental Admission Criteria. Please view the eligibility requirements and Statistics for our previously-admitted Traditional BSN cohorts to determine if you are competitive for admission to this highly-impacted program.


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