CON Transfer of Graduate Courses

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Transfer of Professional Graduate Courses Subsection: 5.3.9
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: November 2010
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee;
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Revised: April 2012
Reviewed: November 2012
Revised: April 2014
Revised: May 2016
Revised: November 2016


  1. Courses that are routinely accepted from other institutions of higher education, i.e. statistics, will be maintained on a list of approved courses that is reviewed every 5 years.
  2. Students applying for transfer courses must use the following procedure in order to assure acceptance of the course within the professional graduate nursing program of study.
    1. Students will consult with their advisors or specialty coordinator/program director about requesting a transfer of a course.
    2. If the advisor or specialty coordinator/program director supports the transfer request, the student submits to their advisor a written request for approval for the course. The request includes the name and number of course, description and the syllabus for the course they want to transfer. The name and number of the similar existing College of Nursing course that is the subject of the transfer course is identified.
    3. The course being requested for transfer must also be accompanied by a transcript showing the grade received, date the course was taken and the credits awarded for the course if already completed.

    If a course is not one of the courses routinely accepted as listed in the approved list of frequently transferred courses, the advisor may either accept the course or request that the course be evaluated by the instructor for the parallel course offered by the CON. Pathophysiology should be evaluated by the current course instructor. Pharmacology should be evaluated by the current course instructor. If requested, the course instructor will review the material and send a recommendation to the advisor. The advisor will send a recommendation to the chair of the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee (PGNAC) with supporting documentation and a brief note on the comparability of the course work. If transfer is recommended, the PGNAC members will review and vote via consent agenda. Following PGNAC approval, a recommendation is submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs for final approval.

  3. All courses presented for transfer must meet the Graduate College policy that all coursework for the professional graduate degree be completed within 5 years prior to graduation.
  4. Student Services office will create a timeline to review the transfer courses every year . This includes checking the institutions for accreditation status and the existence of the course.