Undergraduate Nursing Transfer

Internal Applicants

Current students wishing to transfer into the nursing program must meet the same criteria as external applicants. 

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Admission to the program is selective and competitive, as there are a limited number of seats available within each entering fall class. Prospective internal applicants must submit their completed Transfer Within form and all supplemental materials by April 15th to be considered for entry. 

The next term for entry consideration is August 2020. The deadline to ensure consideration of possible entry selection to the next class is April 15, 2020. You are encouraged to submit the application (Transfer Within form) and all required documents well in advance of the deadline.  Internal applicants who still have prerequisites to complete beyond April 15th but will be completed by August can still apply, however space availability will be extremely limited.  Only completed applications, including submission of all supplemental documents and up-to-date transcripts will be reviewed by the selections committee for an invitation to interview.

Seven prerequisite courses (listed below) must be completed prior to the start of the program.

  • Academic Writing
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

All science courses, including mathematics, must have been completed within the last five years with grades of C+ or higher on each. If courses have been repeated, a grade of B or higher is expected.  When repeating a prerequisite class, the maximum number of total repeated courses allowed is three.  Applicants that fail two or more prerequisite courses will not be considered for admission. Substitutions are limited to upper-division mathematics (not Statistics) and full-sequence chemistry (General Organic and Biological Chemistry) with achieved grades of C+ or higher on each without repeat attempts.

The admissons committee reserves the right to modify.

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    Supplemental Application Materials

    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (excluding Detroit Mercy).
    • If you have prerequisite courses in progress at another institution, please provide a printed copy of your current registration/course schedule.
    • Internal applicants are responsible for forwarding updated transcripts, upon conclusion of each term/semester, posting results of recently completed academic course work.
    • One letter of recommendation on official business or institutional letterhead must contain an original signature and the reference’s professional title with contact information.
    • Resume

    Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the selections committee.

    You can apply to the program by submitting the Transfer Within form. Be certain to select an entry term (fall only) in which you will have completed all above-mentioned prerequisite courses. Admission to the full-time program is for fall terms only.

    ALL Supplemental documents including the Transfer Within form should be submitted to
    Jenny Duncil at dunciljl@udmercy.edu.


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