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.
Call an admissions representative today at 877-751-5783 to inquire about your specific credits.
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. A second A2 attempt may not be completed after academic eligibility is determined.
- 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 10 years of the date of enrollment or re-entry (See Re-Entry Requirement policy) 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.
- September 2020 and Beyond: In order for transfer credit to be awarded for fundamentals–patient care and/or pharmacology, pre-licensure students will be required to take and pass the standardized assessment for that course prior to the pre-enrollment appointment. For details on how completion of the standardized assessment impacts registration, see the Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure Admission Requirements section of this catalog. Contact your admission representative for more information.
- September 2020 and Beyond: In order for transfer credit to be awarded for fundamentals–skills and/or health assessments, pre-licensure students will be required to take and pass a standardized assessment and comprehensive skills checklist prior to the pre-enrollment appointment. For details on how completion of the standardized assessment impacts registration, see the Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure Admission Requirements section of this catalog. 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.
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 5 years to be considered for transfer or for degree completion
- Transfer credit is not accepted for the graduate or post-baccalaureate certificates and the MSN Accelerated program
- 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
- For Doctor of Nursing Practice, qualifying practicum hours will be considered for transfer
*Effective July 2018
Graduate Transfer Credit Requirements – Health Professions
- A grade of “B” or higher is required for all transfer credits.
- Maximum of 6 credits may be transferred into the Master of Public Health degree program.
- Maximum of 15 credits may be transferred in the Master of Social Work Traditional Option.
- Maximum of 6 credits may be transferred into the Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Option.
NOTE: Transfer credit is not accepted for the post-baccalaureate certificates.