Transfer Students


Transfer Students

Am I a transfer student?

Yes: You are considered a transfer student to the School of Nursing if you have registered or enrolled at a college, university (including the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), or any other school after graduating from high school.

No: If you are a high school student and are enrolled in PSEO, College in the Schools, International Baccalaureate programs or have earned AP credit and have not enrolled in college, you are not considered a transfer student. You will want to pursue the Freshman Admissions path.

One program, two locations

Transfer students begin the program in Rochester at the start of their sophomore year. BSN students in Rochester enjoy being part of a smaller campus dedicated to students in the health sciences where some courses are taught in-person and interactive TV by faculty located on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses.

Students also gain exceptional clinical experience at the Mayo Clinic, where more than 6,000 medical professionals address the health and treatment needs of patients from around the world each day.

Every student will have learning experiences in a variety of settings throughout the Mayo Clinic as part of their last two years of the BSN program. Students participate in classes with their peers on the Twin Cities campus, and will graduate as one cohort together upon the completion of the program.

Length of time to degree completion

Length of time to degree completion

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a three-year, full-time program preceded by one year of prerequisite courses. Students also complete liberal education courses to meet the requirements of a University of Minnesota bachelor degree. Each student is advised and guided through course registration to ensure completion of all BSN curriculum requirements. The BSN program is always three years in length, no matter how many credits have been previously completed. 

Timing and commitment

Timing and commitment

Practicum (clinical) experiences during junior and senior years take place in the evenings, weekends, early mornings and during the day. Students are expected to determine their own transportation needs to attend practicum sites.  Courses on-campus are taught Monday through Friday during the day. There are no summer course requirements to complete the degree.

Program delivery and location

Program delivery and location

Transfer students admitted to the program through the transfer admission process are located in Rochester and will attend courses and labs on the University of Minnesota-Rochester campus. While some hands-on courses, such as labs, are delivered with the instructor in the classroom, other courses are taught in person and via interactive TV by instructors located on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses. Students attending the Rochester-based program will learn in a variety of clinical settings at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Applications for Fall 2021 are closed. Fall 2022 application available October 2021.

Application DeadlineFebruary 1

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Pre-Licensure Programs Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

Office of Student and Career Advancement Services

Admissions statistics

This is an admissions profile for the students who entered the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Fall 2020.

Acceptance Rate

100 total transfer applications
28 enrolled

Enrolled Student Data

Average cumulative GPA: 3.67
Average prerequisite GPA: 3.63
77% women, 33% men 
48% persons of color