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TCU defines a transfer student as a student who has been out of high school for at least one full semester and has attempted college or university work elsewhere for credit. Admission to TCU does not guarantee admission to nursing clinical coursework. Both applicants to the traditional and the accelerated program are considered transfer students. Transfer students are only admitted to nursing clinical coursework in the fall semester.

Students who are completing prerequisite courses at another university and plan to apply to TCU Nursing as transfer students are asked to apply online via NursingCAS. The Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) allows applicants to use a single online application and set of transcripts to apply to multiple nursing programs at participating schools. NursingCAS manages all of TCU’s clinical nursing applications for the traditional and accelerated programs. Clinical applicants apply to NursingCAS only and do NOT apply directly to TCU. (This does NOT apply to freshmen students applying to TCU).

Students who wish to transfer to TCU to complete nursing prerequisite courses and TCU core courses prior to beginning clinical coursework should contact the TCU Transfer Admissions Office at 1-800-TCU-FROG or 817-257-7490 to request an application or request information online through frogmail@tcu.edu email or through the Admissions homepage at admissions.tcu.edu. Once the TCU Transfer Admissions Office receives all of the materials for your application (application fee, official transcripts, etc.) they will contact you by mail in 2-3 weeks. Students who are interested in transferring to the traditional or accelerated nursing program can email questions to Stacy Dissinger at S.L.Dissinger@tcu.edu

The number of new transfer students admitted to nursing clinical coursework each fall is determined by the availability of faculty, facilities, and the number of qualified continuing TCU students. Selection of transfer students for initial entry into the nursing coursework is based upon indicators of the applicant’s likelihood of success in the nursing program and in professional practice.

If you are applying as a transfer student to the traditional or accelerated program, you must complete an application via NursingCAS. No documents are submitted directly to TCU during the application process, only to NursingCAS. The application deadline for students applying to the traditional or accelerated program as a transfer student is February 1. You will not go through the TCU Admission Department when applying as a transfer student.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any field other than nursing are preferred with a GPA requirement of at least a 3.0 in either the previous degree or in nursing, science, and math courses (A&P1, A&PII, Micro, & Stats).

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree will be considered for this program with a preferred GPA of at least a 3.5 in either all undergraduate coursework (cumulative GPA) or in your nursing science and math courses (A&P1, A&PII, Micro, & Stats).

You may register to take the HESI A2 entrance exam at TCU or at Thompson Prometric testing centers. To apply as a transfer student or to the accelerated BSN program you must submit an application through NursingCAS. TCU defines a transfer student as a student who has been out of high school for at least one full semester and has attempted college or university work elsewhere for credit. NursingCAS will manage all documents and applications for nursing clinical applicants on behalf of TCU. Do not send application documents to TCU; all documents and transcripts will be sent to the following address:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

If you have document or application system questions, please contact the NursingCAS Support Team at 617-612-2880 or nursingcasinfo@nursingcas.org.

NursingCAS customer service
617- 612–2880
Hours: Monday–Thursday (9:00 am–7:00 pm EST)
Friday (9:00 am–5:00 pm EST)

You’re also encouraged to follow NursingCAS on social media. After-hours questions regarding documents and application system questions can be posted to NursingCAS via Facebook or Twitter.

You are welcome to send your transcripts (unofficial or copies) for a coursework evaluation. Please allow seven to 10 business days for an email or telephone call review. Please make sure to list your first and last name, email address, and telephone number.

Accelerated BSN Program
TCU Box 298620
Fort Worth, TX 76129
817-257-6810 (o)
817-257-7944 (f)
acceleratedBSN@tcu.edu

Questions regarding TCU’s clinical nursing admission requirements or prerequisites can be directed to Stacy Dissinger at 817-257-6810 or S.L.Dissinger@tcu.edu. If you have further questions, contact the Harris College Nursing office at 817-257-7650.

 

Transfer Student Policies

The following are transfer policies for students wishing to declare nursing as their major.

  1. For students completing prerequisite courses at TCU, admission to TCU does not guarantee admission to nursing clinical coursework.
  2. Due to limited clinical placements, the most qualified transfer applicants are admitted to nursing clinical coursework based on academic record, scores on the HESI A2 exam and completion of prerequisite courses.
  3. All application materials must be submitted and verified by NursingCAS by the February 1 deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No documents are submitted to TCU Admissions during the application process.
  4. All official academic transcripts must be provided and submitted to NursingCAS
    • HESI A2 Exam scores (pdf must be uploaded to NursingCAS) – You may register to take this exam at TCU. Students are only allowed to take this exam once every 12 months.
    • Resume
    • Personal statement
  5. Preference will be given to students who have completed or are enrolled in nursing prerequisite courses by the application deadline.
  6. No grade less than C will transfer to TCU for academic credit. All courses in which applicants have been enrolled as well as earned grades are considered in the admission process.
  7. The minimum GPA requirement for the traditional program is a 2.5 cumulative. The minimum GPA requirement for accelerated program applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in another field is a 3.0 in either your previous undergraduate degree or in your nursing science prerequisite courses (A&P I, A&P II, Micro, & Stats). The minimum GPA requirement for accelerated program applicants who do NOT have a bachelor’s degree is a 3.5 cumulative or a 3.5 in your nursing science prerequisite courses (A&P I, A&P II, Micro, & Stats).
  8. Students are only allowed to apply for one program at a time. You cannot apply to both the accelerated and traditional program in the same application period.

Applicants interested in applying to the traditional or accelerated program must complete an application via NursingCAS. No documents are submitted directly to TCU during the application process. The application deadline for students applying to the traditional or accelerated program is February 1.

 

Pursuing the Nursing Major After Previous Nursing School Enrollment

Only transfer students in good standing and eligible for readmission to the previous nursing program(s) will be permitted to pursue a nursing major at TCU. Students that have previously been enrolled in a nursing clinical program at another institution must provide a Letter of Good Standing from their former nursing program stating they are eligible for readmission.

 

Prerequisite Courses

Nursing prerequisite courses must be completed before the start date in August for both accelerated and traditional applicants.

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (must be a four credit hour course with in-person lab)
  • Microbiology (must be a 4 credit hour and include in-person lab)
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Human Development
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology

TCU Core courses must be completed before the start date in August for accelerated applicants.

  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Humanities/Religious Traditions
  • Humanities/Literary Traditions
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science
  • Historical Traditions
  • Fine Arts
  • Oral Communications

You may apply while you are finishing prerequisite courses. All coursework, nursing prerequisites, and TCU Core must be completed before the program begins in August.

 

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