Transfer Your Credits

Chamberlain University welcomes transfer students from other institutions. If you are considering a transfer to Chamberlain University, take a look at Chamberlain requirements early in your college experience to begin making transfer plans. Transfer students must follow the Chamberlain University admission guidelines and procedures.

The transfer of a course from another institution is considered on an individual basis. Learn more about Chamberlain's full transfer credit policy.

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How do I find out if my credits will transfer?

An applicant seeking to transfer credit from another accredited institution must request a credit evaluation prior to the first semester at Chamberlain and provide an official transcript from the institution where the credit was earned. Official foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved evaluating agency. Chamberlain may require a catalog or additional material and all transfer credit must comply with residency and curriculum requirements.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

  • Courses will be reviewed for transferability if the courses are congruent with the applicable program curriculum
  • Qualifying transfer credits are accepted at the beginning of the student’s program of study or upon prior permission from the campus president or the online dean
  • Chamberlain does not accept transfer credit for life experience
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be transferred

Advanced Standing by Proficiency Testing

Incoming students requesting proficiency credit from approved tests must submit official transcripts prior to initial registration. Approved tests include the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). All proficiency credit from approved tests must meet the minimum score required by Chamberlain. A student’s military educational history may also be recognized for proficiency credit via an appropriate credit recommendation from the American Council on Education (ACE).

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Additional Transfer Credit Guidelines

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Requirements Only

  • A grade of “B-” or higher is required for all science and nursing transfer credits (pre-licensure only). A grade of “C” or higher is required for all other transfer credits.
  • "C" grades earned in science courses may be accepted for transfer if the corresponding A2 test score is 72 or greater
  • Pre-licensure nursing coursework must have been completed within the past five years and be from a baccalaureate level program to be considered for transfer credit or for degree completion.
  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for any clinical nursing course at the 300 level or above
  • Courses transferring in for microbiology, chemistry or anatomy and physiology credit must have been completed within the past 10 years and include a lab component in order to be considered for transfer credit or for degree completion.
  • Students transferring credit for fundamentals, pharmacology and/or health assessment will be required to take the standardized subject matter exam for that course by a pre-determined deadline and will be offered individual remediation as needed. Students must complete the fundamentals exam prior to registration of their first clinical nursing course. For details on how completion of the standardized subject matter exams impact registration, see the Registration section of this catalog. Please contact your admission representative for more information.

RN Transfer Credit Information

  • As an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, with a current, active RN license, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your previous educational experience*
  • You can still transfer in additional qualifying credits, we’ll conduct a preliminary evaluation with your unofficial transcripts while we wait for your official transcripts
  • Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option has a residency requirement of at least 30 credit hours. Based on your transcript evaluation, you may need to complete additional electives to meet this requirement
  • Learn more about our transfer process for RNs. We are committed to making the transfer process seamless for you

*For Minnesota residents and international students: You may be required to demonstrate knowledge of general education concepts either through transcripted transfer credit or completion of a proficiency examination(s). Examination(s) must be successfully completed prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option. Applicants who do not take the proficiency examination(s) or who are not successful in demonstrating proficiency on the examination(s) are required to complete the equivalent course(s) prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.

Become a Nurse

Graduate Transfer Credit Requirements Only

  • A grade of “B” or higher is required for all transfer credits
  • Nursing coursework must have been completed within the past 10 years to be considered for transfer credit or for degree completion. Informatics, Healthcare Policy and Family Nurse Practitioner courses must have been completed within the past five years
  • Transfer credit is not accepted for the graduate certificates
  • Maximum of 6 semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted for non-certificate programs excluding NR-505 in the MSN program.*
  • For the FNP specialty track, transfer credits will only be accepted for the core courses in the MSN degree program. No more than 6 semester hours of credit will be accepted in transfer, and no (0) credit hours will be accepted in transfer for the FNP specialty track courses*
  • For Doctor of Nursing Practice, qualifying practicum hours will be considered for transfer

*Effective July 2018

Graduate Transfer Credit Requirements


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