Nursing Transfer Applicants

Nursing Transfer Applicants, students with nursing credit (C or better) from another program, may apply to come into the second or third semester. Tompkins Cortland does not admit new students into the fourth semester of the program. Nursing courses taken at other schools will be evaluated for transfer credit when the student provides an official transcript. Nursing courses that are more than five years old will not be accepted. Transcripts must be sent directly to the enrollment services center.

If there are more applicants than spaces available in a given semester, selection will be based on grades in science, math, nursing courses, overall GPA, a personal statement of application, and TEAS scores (if applicable). An interview may be required. Letters of recommendation from previous nursing faculty or nursing supervisors are strongly suggested.

Second Semester Nursing Course Admission

Transfer students applying for admission into the second semester nursing course, NURS 120, will be considered using the same criteria and selection process described for new applicants. New students accepted into the second semester of the program must complete the program within three years.

At the time of admission, the following courses must have been completed at Tompkins Cortland or transferred to Tompkins Cortland from another regionally accredited College: ENGL 101, PSYC 103, AND BIOL 131 and a minimum of 7 credits of nursing credit (C or better) in a fundamentals based nursing course(s) upon transcript evaluation.

Students applying for Transfer admission into Second Semester must submit:

  • A Tompkins Cortland Nursing Application (which includes a personal statement).
  • Official Transcripts: High School (or GED certificate), previous Nursing Program, and any College not already on file at Tompkins Cortland. Electronic Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution via email to transcripts@tompkinscortland.edu.

Application and Submission of All Required Materials Deadline for Second Semester Admission: November 16

Admission Decisions will be sent out after mid-December.

Third Semester Nursing Course Admission

Transfer students applying for admission into the third semester nursing course, NURS 208, will be considered using the same criteria and selection process describe for new applicants. New students accepted into the third semester  must complete the program within two years.

At the time of admission, the following courses must have been completed at Tompkins Cortland or transferred to Tompkins Cortland from another regionally accredited College: ENGL 101, PSYC 103, SOCI 101, BIOL 131, AND BIOL 132, and a minimum of 16 credits (C or better) in nursing courses equivalent to Tompkins Cortland's NURS 110 AND NURS 120 upon transcript evaluation.

Students applying to Transfer admission into Third Semester must submit:

  • A Tompkins Cortland Nursing Application (which includes a personal statement)
  • Official Transcripts: High School (or GED certificate), previous Nursing Program, and any College not already on file at Tompkins Cortland. Electronic Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution via email to transcripts@tompkinscortland.edu.
  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills Score (TEAS). (Can be attached to nursing application).

More information about TEAS Testing

Application and Submission of All Required Materials Deadline for Third Semester Admission: May 16

Admission Decisions will be sent out in June.