Transfer into Nursing
The fall semester deadline is February 15.
The spring semester deadline is October 1.
Students must complete the entire application process by the deadline before being considered for admission. All applications received after the deadline date will be automatically moved forward to the next semester's deadline.
In order to complete an application, all students must complete the following transfer admission requirements:
- Complete an online application.
- Submit an in-depth essay that discusses why you want to become a nurse and why you are interested in pursuing your nursing degree at Saint Xavier. The essay is an integral part of your nursing application.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended and/or are currently attending. A 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA is required from all college coursework to be considered for admission. (Recommended: Completing both a college level biology and chemistry class.)
- TEAS-V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) scores. Only two TEAS-V test attempts are allowed. Students must score "proficient" or higher in order to be considered for admission. Only the TEAS-V will be accepted, any student who has taken a previous version must take the TEAS-V exam. For more information, students should review the following information:
Upon admission into the nursing program, transfer students will be given a semester start date indicating when they are eligible to begin nursing clinical courses. Transfer students will be asked to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher before starting nursing courses.
Before beginning clinical courses, students must provide all of the following: current health history, physical examination, complete immunization record, required laboratory reports, 12 panel drug screen, CPR certification, proof of health insurance and an Illinois State Police criminal background check.
Students who are interested in finding out more information, or have additional questions, are encouraged to sign up for a Nursing Information Session. You may also request more information to be sent to you through regular mail or review the following links: