BSN program - Sophomore transfer applicants

Students from other universities, colleges, or other units within the University of Michigan are eligible to apply to transfer to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program at the sophomore level. Students are allowed to transfer in up to 36 credit hours, primarily consisting of required prerequisite courses. This program will take three years to complete in a full time, lock step format. To learn more about the program and curriculum, please visit our Bachelor of Science in Nursing website.

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Admission for transfer students is for summer term only. Transfer students complete three full years in the program to gain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

 

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Please contact us by emailing UMSN-UndergradAdmissions@med.umich.edu or calling: 734-763-5985.

Transfer application deadline: February 1, 2020.

Current University of Michigan students (cross campus transfer):

  • Completed Cross Campus Transfer Application
  • Resume - Your one-page resume should include both academic and professional/extracurricular experiences, highlighting any experience relevant to the healthcare field. Examples of relevant experience may include job shadowing, volunteer opportunities, informational interviews, and leadership experience
  • Sophomore Transfer Supplemental Form showing a full plan to complete all prerequisite coursework. Please see detailed instructions regarding this requirement here.
  • One academic evaluator/instructor is optional for the School of Nursing

External applicants (from another 4 year institution or community college):

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application with $75 application fee.
    • Students will select the University of Michigan to add to their list of colleges. Students will select transfer as their admission type, and select Summer 2020 as your term choice. Students will select School of Nursing as their school of choice. *Please note program selection comes at the end of application.
  • Resume - Your one-page resume should include both academic and professional/extracurricular experiences, highlighting any experience relevant to the healthcare field. Examples of relevant experience may include job shadowing, volunteer opportunities, informational interviews, and leadership experience
  • Official high school transcripts and official transcripts from 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
  • Sophomore Transfer Supplemental Form showing a full plan to complete all prerequisite coursework. Please see detailed instructions regarding this requirement here.
  • One academic evaluator/instructor is optional for the School of Nursing

Enrollment Connect is a U-M website for all your application needs: track your checklist and application status, receive important messages from our office, view your application decision, and more.

To log in, you must use the login credentials from the email you receive from Michigan.Admissions@umich.edu verifying your application submission has been successful. If you have not received your login credentials, please visit Verification Email Not Received. Verification emails for the 2020 application terms will NOT be sent until starting early September.

Current students and non-degree/guest applicants, including those applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (Postbac MEDPREP), should go to Wolverine Access instead.

The School of Nursing appreciates that our applicants come from a variety of communities, schools and experiences. As such, our approach to reviewing applications is an individualized and holistic one. The School of Nursing looks for students who show academic strength, involvement in extracurricular activities and demonstrates a genuine interest in the field of nursing.

Educational background

Competitive applicants will have reviewed the required prerequisite coursework and will have a plan to complete any outstanding courses by the deadline. Competitive applicants will show strength in their prerequisite coursework, particularly in the science courses they have taken. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, however a higher GPA will make you a more competitive applicant.

Extracurricular activities

We encourage students to have exposure to the healthcare field. This can be exhibited through working or volunteering in a healthcare setting, such as a blood drive, a nursing home, doctor's office. Another way students can demonstrate interest in the nursing field is by job-shadowing or having an informational interview with a nurse. Exposure to different healthcare settings can help students solidify their career aspirations.

Many of our students exhibit leadership through their involvement in extracurricular activities, clubs, student organizations and community service; competitive applicants will address these experiences throughout their application.

Essays

Good communication skills are vital to finding success in the nursing field. Our most successful nursing students have the ability to synthesize information learned in class and apply it to clinical experience. Your essay is your opportunity to tell your own story in your own voice. We encourage you to utilize essays to communicate your unique attributes, while supplementing the other information in your application. Most importantly, we want to see your essays communicate genuine interest in the field of nursing and the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

We are excited to meet you! The School of Nursing welcomes you to visit us and see our state of the art facilities. By clicking Visit Us, you can register for drop-in hours, information sessions, or register for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' campus wide tour.

Sophomore transfer students must have completed or be in the process of completing our required prerequisite courses. On the next page we can help demystify prerequisites, transfer equivalencies supplemental forms and unevaluated courses.

Visit our prerequisite and transfer guide.