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FAQs for Transfer Nursing Applicants
Q: What is the Grade Point Average (GPA) that I need to transfer into Curry College?
A: A GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred. No application will be considered with a grade point average below 2.0.
Q: What courses will transfer from other colleges?
A: Any course with a grade of ‘C’ or higher, provided the course is similar in content and depth to that offered at Curry, will transfer. Traditionally, general education (core requirements) courses are easier to transfer. No clinical nursing courses will transfer.
Q: What are the transfer nursing pre-requisites?
A: Successful completion (receiving a grade of 'C' or higher) of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and a Chemistry course with Lab, at an accredited college or university, is required prior to enrolling in the nursing program. If any of the pre-requisite courses were failed and/or repeated at other institutions, the applicant will not be considered for admission to the Nursing program at Curry College.
Q: English is not my first language. Do I need to submit standardized test scores?
A: Yes, a student whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 80 (internet test.) There will be no exceptions to this policy even if applicants have successfully completed an ESL course.
Q: Where do nursing students perform their clinical rotations?
A: Nursing Students complete their clinical rotations at all major teaching hospitals in Boston and surrounding areas.
Q: If admitted, how long will it take for me to finish this program?
A: Due to clinical rotations and nursing course sequences, the traditional nursing program will take a minimum of three years to finish regardless of the number of previous credits completed.
Q: May I attend part-time?
A: No, the nursing program is only a full-time day program.
Q: Can I start the program in the spring semester?
A: No, we only accept and enroll nursing students in the fall semester.
Q: Can I start in another major and then transfer into the nursing major after I enroll at Curry?
A: No, once enrolled at Curry College under another major, a student may not transfer into the nursing program. An applicant must be accepted directly into the nursing program.
Q: How many transfer nursing students do you accept each year?
A: The number of accepted transfer nursing students varies each year, depending on the number of spaces available in the program. Applicants are accepted on the merit of their coursework and not on the timing of when the application is received.
Q: When will I hear of a decision on my application?
A: Applicants for the nursing program will not be notified of a decision until the number of spaces available is known. Each year, we are notified at the end of May how many spaces are available in the nursing program. At that time, if space is available, we are able to make admission decisions.