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Traditional BSN Program - Sophomore Transfer Students

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Traditional BSN Program as a transfer student either from another college/university or as a cross campus transfer from another unit within the University of Michigan, applicants must have:
  • Completed all college-level prerequisite coursework including:
    • English composition
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Organic Biochemistry
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Electives (7-8 credits)
  • Courses with theory-base may transfer to School of Nursing programs as electives (e.g. anthropology, creative arts, economics, environmental issues, history, language, math, philosophy, psychology, sociology, science - genetics and/or microbiology recommended)

Prerequisite Coursework Notes:

  • For information on transferable coursework, review Transfer Equivalencies.
  • Sophomore-level transfer students may transfer up to 30 credits, including the prerequisite coursework, if offered admission.
  • All prerequisite coursework must be complete by the start of the fall term if offered admission. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete both the Organic Biochemistry and Anatomy & Physiology courses before the spring enrollment.
Transfer students accepted into the BSN program will be required to take N152: Assessment of Health and Illness during their first term of enrollment which will be Spring term. Sophomore transfer students begin in Level II of the BSN Curriculum.
NOTE: Applicants that have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing from an accredited institution would need to apply to the Second Career Program.

Application Requirements

Deadline to Apply

Selected Term on Application:

  • Spring 2014 (term starting in May 2014)
    Application Period Opens: Early August
    Application Deadline: February 1

Please Note: 

Undergraduate Admissions Application

Electronic submission via online application:

For additional details, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:
Transfer Student Requirements.

Application Required Supporting Material

Nursing Supplemental Form
In addition to the online application, please thoroughly complete the supplemental form, available at this link: Sophomore Transfer Supplemental Form and send it to:

Nursing Supplemental Form Important Notes

  • The subject line of the e-mail to which you attach the Supplemental Form MUST include your last name and the program of interest (e.g. Last Name, Sophomore Transfer BSN)
  • Please send the Supplemental Form as a Microsoft Excel document.
  • Even if you are still in the process of completing prerequisite coursework, please be sure to include all of the required course information on the Supplemental Form.
  • Coursework that is not listed on our Course Equivalents & Self-Review Guide or the U-M Transfer Credit Equivalencies website has not been evaluated by the University of Michigan.
  • In order to complete an evaluation of your courses, we may request additional information at a later date. Please do not send any additional information at this time. However, in order to be prepared for a possible request, please gather a complete syllabus plus a detailed course description of all courses not listed on our Course Equivalents & Self-Review Guide or the U-M Transfer Credit Equivalencies website.  Again, you should not send this information unless it is requested via e-mail.
  • Application review may be delayed for candidates who fail to submit a completed Supplemental Form. As such, you should not leave spaces blank.
Resume & Essays
You will upload your resume and essays as part of the application.
Official Transcripts
Transcripts from high school and all colleges previously attended must be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1220 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

Standardized Test(s)

SAT or ACT (including writing test/section)
Send test score directly to the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • SAT code: 1839
  • ACT code: 2062

If you did not take the ACT or the SAT as a high school student, these scores are not a required element of your application.

International students must also submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB. For details, see the Entrance Exams webpage.

Application Fee

  • $75
See the full academic program description.