McMaster University

McMaster University

Transfer Credits/Course Exemptions

If you have completed course work at a university prior to beginning your studies in the School of Nursing, you may be eligible for transfer credits and/or exemptions from some of the requirements of the BScN program.

ELIGIBILITY AND TRANSFER CREDIT/COURSE EXEMPTION GUIDELINES:

· Students who have completed courses at the university level prior to being accepted to the Nursing program may be eligible to receive transfer credits towards their degree program or exemption from particular courses. Only courses completed at a university are eligible for consideration. Courses completed at a college are not eligible for review. Courses completed through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs will only be considered for transfer credits for Level 1 electives.

· Requests for transfer credits/course exemptions will be evaluated by the BScN Academic Studies Office and the faculty of the School of Nursing. Professional Nursing Practice courses (i.e. ‘Clinical’ courses) and Nursing Concept courses (i.e. problem-based learning, ‘PBL’ courses) are not eligible for transfer credit/exemptions due to the professional, integrated nature of the BScN program (see page 2).

· No course for which a grade of less than C- (60%) has been achieved will be considered for transfer credit/exemption. For Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, please review the minimum grade requirements policies online at http://future.mcmaster.ca/admission/transfer-credit/

· Students are strongly encouraged to submit requests for transfer credit evaluations/course exemptions prior to beginning their studies in the Nursing program. Requests submitted by July 31 will be evaluated prior to the beginning of the Fall term to ensure that students can make informed course enrollment decisions. Students have one year from the time of admission to request evaluation of possible transfer credits/course exemptions. If a student is granted transfer credit/exemption for a course(s) that they are currently enrolled in, it is the student’s responsibility to drop/withdraw from the course(s) prior to the last day for enrolment changes/last day for canceling courses without failure by default as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar sessional dates. Requests for backdated withdrawal will not be considered on the grounds of being granted transfer credit(s).

· If granted, transfer credits will be recorded on a student’s Mosaic account and will bear a grade designation of ‘T’. Students will not be required to complete the requirement for which they have received a transfer credit. Transfer credits are not used in the calculation of students’ academic standing, GPA, or for awards/academic honours (e.g. Deans’ Honours List).

Please review the McMaster transfer credit policies at http://future.mcmaster.ca/admission/transfer-credit/

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

· Completed the Transfer Credit Evaluation/Course Exemption Request form and submit it to the BScN Academic Advising Office via email (bscnadvising@mcmaster.ca), fax (905-570-0667), or in person (HSC 2J34).

· The form must be accompanied by appropriate documentation outlined below. Requests submitted without the appropriate documentation will not be considered.

o Requests for Electives:

1. Official transcript from the previous institution of study submitted directly to the School of Nursing by the institution (by mail or fax), or submitted by the student in a sealed envelope bearing the institution’s unbroken seal/stamp

Note: If previous course work was completed at McMaster University you are not required to submit a transcript

o Request for PSYCH, HTHSCI, or NURSING courses:

1. Official transcript from the previous institution of study submitted directly to the School of Nursing by the institution (by mail or fax), or submitted by the student in a sealed envelope bearing the institution’s unbroken seal/stamp

Note: If previous course work was completed at McMaster University you are not required to submit a transcript

2. The course description for the course from the previous institution’s website/Calendar (electronic or printed copies acceptable)

3. Detailed course outline/syllabus for the course completed at the previous institution in the term that you completed the course (electronic or printed copies acceptable)

· Documentation submitted for the purposes of transfer credit evaluation will not be returned.

The BScN Academic Studies Office will review the request and notify the student via email once a decision has been reached.

 

Transfer Credit Evaluation Request

 

 

APPLICATION TIMELINES:

Students are strongly encouraged to submit requests for transfer credit evaluations/course exemptions prior to beginning their studies in the Nursing program. Requests submitted by July 31 will be evaluated prior to the beginning of the Fall term to ensure that students can make informed course enrollment decisions.

 

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