Nursing Transfer FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the nursing program at USF. Transfer admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is highly competitive. As you begin to consider transferring, please take time to carefully read through the questions below to help you understand the process.

For more information on the transfer process, we also recommend you attend one of our Transfer Information Sessions. An admission counselor will also be able to answer more of your questions there as well.

Do you offer pre-evaluation of credit?

We are unfortunately unable to pre-evaluate credit. However, upon admission, all students receive a personalized degree evaluation that details how credits transfer and what is outstanding to earn a USF degree.

Do you offer individual appointments for prospective nursing transfer students?

We are unfortunately unable to offer individual appointments. However, we would encourage you to attend a Nursing Information Session!

I applied in a previous term. What’s the process for reapplication?

To re-apply, you will need to submit a new application by the priority application deadline of your intended entry term. If you have taken additional coursework since last applying, we will need updated official transcripts for those institutions.

Do you require the TEAS test?

USF does not require the TEAs test as part of the application process.

Do you offer an accelerated program?

We do not offer an accelerated program in San Francisco. At a minimum, the program is three years (six semesters).

How many semesters will it take me to finish my degree?

San Francisco Campus
Students admitted to our San Francisco program in the fall will spend at least three and a half years in our program. Students admitted in the spring will spend at least three years on our campus. 

Sacramento Campus
Our Sacramento program is a two year program with students taking courses during the fall, winter, spring and summer terms regardless entry term. 

How will my credits transfer?

To have transfer credit apply for Core Curriculum, students must have earned a D or better in that course(s). To have transfer credit apply to major coursework, students must have earned a C or better in that course(s). Competitive applicants to the Nursing program have As or Bs in the recommended coursework of: Anatomy (with lab), Physiology (with lab), Microbiology (with lab), and Psychology. Repeated coursework is allowed for application purposes.

Do you accept second degree students?

Yes, but priority goes to students seeking their first degree.