Department of Nursing

West Chester University

222 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2219


BSN Undergraduate Program - External Transfer

This infomation is for non-WCU undergraduate students who wish to transfer to the WCU BSN program as an external transfer student.

Due to the high level of demand for entry into our program it is unlikely that external transfer applications will be successful this year.


Students outside the university who wish to transfer into the Nursing Department MUST:

  1. Apply to the Office of Admissions. Be sure to read the Transfer Admission Requirements and Procedures.
  2. Provide Admissions with complete, official transcripts from all post secondary schools attended.
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory completion (C or better; Please note these are minimum requirements. However, due the high interest in transferring to this program only the most qualified students are likely to be offered admission) in the WCU equivalent of ALL the following courses:
    a) WRT 120 (English Composition I)
    b) PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology) or SOC 200 (Introduction to Sociology)
    c) BIO 100, or BIO 110, or BIO 259 (Basic Biology or higher)
    d) CHE 103/CRL 103 * or CHE 107/CRL 107 (General Chemistry with lab) **

    Transcript must show letter grades for these courses. "T" is not acceptable.
    * If student takes CHE 103/CRL 103, student must also take CHE 104/CRL 104
    ** CHE 107/CRL 107 is offered in Spring and Summer. Please be aware that there is limited enrollment in that course.
    Click here for Self-Service Check for Course Equivalencies . Use this link to see if courses taken at another college are considered equivalent to WCU courses. If so, you can apply to have the credits transferred to WCU.
    Be sure to check how to Transfer Credits.
  4. If previously enrolled as a Nursing Student, you must provide evidence (a letter of reference from the chairperson of the department) of honorable withdrawal from the previous institutions attended.
  5. Meet with the advisor in the Department of Nursing for purposes of:
    a) individualizing a semester-by-semester sequence of course requirements.
    b) identifying the academic year of planned enrollment in the clinical nursing courses.
    c) Applicant and advisor sign individualized plan which becomes an "agreement" between applicant and the Department of Nursing which reserves placement in clinical nursing courses during the academic year identified.

Those students with less than thirty semester hours of college credit must also submit to the Office of Admissions:

  1. SAT or ACT scores. (Applicants who graduated from high school more than five years ago do not need to submit test scores.)
  2. An official high school transcript.
  3. Evidence of satisfactory completion (70% or better) of Chemistry or Biology in high school.

Final notification of transfer into the nursing major will be provided by the Office of Admissions.
Direct admission questions to the Admissions office or call 610-436-3411.