Prospective Transfer Student Information
Admission to UNC and Pre-Nursing Advising

As a potential transfer student, we encourage you to visit our campus! Nursing Spotlights are short information sessions for any potential student, comprised of about an hour long group meeting/presentation with a School of Nursing faculty member and a tour of the nursing school facility. An optional campus tour is available following the meeting.

Contact our Visitors Center for more information by visiting their website or calling 970-351-2881.

Application for entry into the upper division clinical nursing major is a separate application from the UNC application. Therefore, individuals are required to be admitted to UNC prior to applying to the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing application is available online in early November and is submitted during a designated timeframe in January every year.

Transfer Student Admission to UNC

If you are seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing at UNC you will need to meet the UNC undergraduate admission requirements for the academic year for which you are applying. See the UNC Catalog for current admission requirements.

The UNC Office of Admissions does accept applications year round and reviews them on a rolling basis, which means you will receive an admission to UNC decision two to three weeks after submitting your application including all supporting documents.

For admission to UNC, complete the following steps:

  1. Apply and be accepted to UNC (this will involve receiving a student Bear ID number).
  2. Have a transfer evaluation completed (occurs automatically when your application for admission is completed and may take anywhere between
    2-4 weeks
    ). Click here for instructions on how to view the report.
  3. Receive your student Bear ID#

Advising for Admitted Transfer Students

  • The School of Nursing requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale of most recent 45 credit hours for application.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in each of the prerequisite courses (or course equivalent). “C-” is not acceptable.
  • For specific admission criteria visit
    School of Nursing Admission Information

Once the three steps above are completed, either sign up for on-campus Student Orientation or complete the online orientation.  It will be accessed via a link from an email sent from to your BearMail account.

Next, call the School of Nursing office to schedule your appointment with the pre-nursing advisor, 970-351-2293.

All required prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester of application to the School of Nursing.  Not all required prerequisite courses are offered every semester so careful planning between you and your advisor will be necessary. 

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