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Transfer of Credit

Students who have earned credit at another institution may be granted credit for all coursework completed prior to enrollment at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences as evaluated by the registrar’s office in collaboration with the program directors and academic deans.

  • The college or university from where the courses were transferred must be accredited by agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • The student must have earned a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) for the course to be transferred.
  • Only the most recent grade in a course will be considered.
  • Transfer credit for natural science courses is generally granted only for courses less than five years old and must not be repeated more than one time. Natural science courses older than five years may be evaluated on an individual basis. This does not apply to an applicant who is currently engaged as a professional RN.
  • College Board Advanced Placement credit will be granted when applicable.
  • RN-BSN transfer students (graduates of accredited degree programs and diploma graduates) can expect to receive transfer credit for up to 36 hours for previous nursing education.
  • For MSN students:
    • A maximum of 12 credit hours may be transferred into the master’s degree program at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.
    • Courses must be equivalent to courses in the MSN tracks at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.
    • Consideration of transfer credit must occur as part of the admissions process and will not be considered after a student has begun the program.
    • Transfer credit will be applied to the student’s graduate academic record only after 12 hours are completed at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.
    • The student must have earned a grade in the course of B or higher to be considered for transfer.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences will grant credit for College Board Advanced Placement Examinations that are applicable to certain general education.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP credit will be granted only in the areas of selected subject examinations and applicable to certain general education courses required.

Credit by Examination (CBE)

Credit by Examination (CBE) is accepted for general education prerequisites, RN-BSN courses, allied health courses, graduate-level courses—please also see the CLEP Examination policy for prerequisites. Students must meet test benchmark or equivalent to earn college credit towards degree completion.

CBE does not carry a letter grade and is not calculated in the grade point average. No more than nine (9) hours of CBE and/or credit by prior learning may be earned at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. There is a $300 non-refundable fee assessed for CBE regardless of the outcome.

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