U-M School of Nursing 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, lockstep format. To learn more about the program and curriculum, please visit our Bachelor of Science in Nursing page or request more information. Admission for transfer students is for summer term only. Transfer students complete three full years in the program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021

Register for a sophomore transfer information session

 

 

“I knew it was a really good school and had high NCLEX rates. So, I started taking classes one at a time and geared them toward U-M prerequisites. This is my first real experience with a full load of classes, I love it."

— Warren DeLong, U-M School of Nursing undergraduate student and Navy veteran

Warren DeLong Portrait

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 health care field. Examples of relevant experience may include job shadowing, volunteer opportunities, informational interviews and 
  • 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 U-M School of Nursing.

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

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 2021 as their term choice. Students will select School of Nursing as their school of choice. *Please note program selection comes at the end of the application.

  • Resume - Your one-page resume should include both academic and professional/extracurricular experiences, highlighting any experience relevant to the health care 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 U-M School of Nursing.

Once you submit your application, you will receive access to your student portal called Enrollment Connect. Enrollment Connect is a U-M website for all your application needs: Track your checklist and application status, receive important messages from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 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 the verification email not received section. Verification emails for the 2021 application terms will NOT be sent until 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.

All applicants are required to submit official transcripts as proof of successful completion of their prerequisite courses. Prior to registering for any course, please check with the institution to ensure that you can obtain an official transcript upon completion. Please note that many MOOCs do not issue official transcripts; those that do not will NOT be accepted to meet prerequisite requirements or transferred in for credit.

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.

Licensure Disclosure

This program was designed to satisfy educational prerequisites to RN licensure in the state of Michigan. It has not been determined whether educational prerequisites to licensure would be satisfied in other states. If you plan to seek licensure in a state other than Michigan please consult with the appropriate board of nursing to ensure compliance.

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 U-M School of Nursing looks for students who show solid academic strength, involvement in extracurricular activities and demonstrate 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 done through working or volunteering in a health care setting. Examples of this include job shadowing a nurse, volunteering at a blood drive, volunteering in a nursing home, doctor’s office, etc. Another way that students can demonstrate their interest in the nursing field is by scheduling an informational interview with a nurse. Informational interviews can be done virtually by holding a one-on-one conversation with a nurse through a webinar, phone conversation or another medium to help you better understand the specifics of the profession.

Many of our students are involved 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 U-M School of Nursing.

Our Recruiting and Admissions team is here for you! Prospective students can set up virtual appointments and/or phone conversations with our team.

Please contact us by emailing UMSN-UndergradAdmissions@med.umich.edu or by calling, 734-763-5985. You can also learn more about our programs through a monthly information session.

Have more questions?

Our Admissions Team is excited to connect with you!