External Transfer Nursing Students
An external transfer nursing student is defined as a student who has successfully completed one or more nursing courses within the last 18 months at a program outside of the Connecticut Community College system, and wishes to transfer in these courses for advanced placement. Students who wish to transfer nursing courses with a clinical component from another college or university will be considered for transfer after the following requirements have been met:
- The applicant completes the CT-CCNP application for external transfers, and submits the application to the Admissions Office at the college of first choice. Applicants must meet all nursing program admission requirements. Completed applications are due by July 1st for fall semester requests, January 4th for spring semester requests and May 1st for summer semester requests (Northwestern CT only).
- A written request for evaluation of nursing course work and nursing course syllabi must be submitted to the Admissions Office at the college of first choice along with the CT-CCNP application. Requests will be forwarded to the Nursing Director at the college of first choice. Written requests are due by July 1st for fall semester requests, January 4th for spring semester requests and May 1st for summer semester requests (Northwestern CT only).
- External transfer candidates must have a minimum 3.0 Nursing GPA. The Nursing GPA is based only on the college courses with grades that meet the nursing admission and nursing program curriculum requirements. The Nursing GPA is a calculation specific to CT-CCNP applicants and may differ from your college GPA. (please note: if an applicant is using a course from a Fresh Start semester to meet a nursing admission or program curriculum requirement, that course will count in the calculation of the applicant's Nursing GPA.)
External transfers will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications for external transfer applicants are available at the colleges or can be downloaded from the website.
Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total credits applicable to the nursing degree must be granted by the college awarding the degree. No more than thirty credit hours of non-traditional credit may count towards the nursing degree. Nontraditional credit includes CLEP, DSST, Challenge Exams, Military Service Schools, and Assessment of Prior Learning.
Transfer credit evaluation for nursing applicants is done by the College of First Choice.
- Nursing Courses
Nursing credits from another college or university will be considered for transfer after a written request for evaluation of nursing course work has been received by the Nursing Director at the College of First Choice.
- Non-Nursing Courses
In accordance with transfer of credit guidelines set forth by the Board of Trustees, courses which meet nursing program requirements will be accepted by the CT-CCNP. Once an applicant earns credit at the College of First Choice, transfer credit for the same course from another college will not be granted.
- Credits Earned Outside the United States
Transcripts need to be evaluated by the "Course By Course" option through the World Education Services Inc, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, New York 10113 or another approved site and submitted to the College of First Choice. Contact the College of First Choice for additional information.
Grades from colleges not regionally accredited will not be accepted in transfer. A minimum grade of "C" is required unless otherwise noted by the admission requirements. A grade of C+ will be determined when the college does not use plus (+) and minus (-) by having the student be responsible for providing the proof that the grade is a C+. A numerical grade of 77-79 will be considered a C+.