Transfer of Undergraduate Course Credit
All Nursing courses, in both the traditional and second degree program format, must be taken in the School of Nursing; however, the School will consider the transfer of courses in Growth and Development and Nutrition (on-line courses will be considered). The Growth and Development course is evaluated by the Coordinator for Transfer Evaluation in Arts and Sciences. The Nutrition course is evaluated by the Undergraduate Office in The School of Nursing.
The School of Nursing follows the University Transfer of Credit Policy. The SON allows undergraduates who wish to take a course at another college or university to apply those courses in Growth and Development or Nutrition towards their CUA degree provided the following conditions are met:
- The course is completed at a regionally accredited institution
- The course is substantially similar to a CUA course
- The course is completed with a grade of C- (C minus) or better
- The course does not duplicate, overlap or regress previous work
- The college or university offering the course allows the course to be used for credit toward its own undergraduate degrees
National standards for online education will be used to determine if an on-line course is comparable to a CUA course. Individual Schools have established limits on the numbers of on-line courses which are transferrable. General undergraduate degree requirement policies are available on-line
The maximum number of courses that are allowed for transfer in a summer session is limited to two (2) per year. Students cannot take courses off campus while enrolled in classes at The Catholic University of America. A maximum of eight (8) courses can be transferred into the School of Nursing after enrollment.
Nursing Students that are repeating science courses to increase and maintain their minimum standard Science GPA will have the following rules apply regarding cumulative GPA calculation:
When repeating a required course where the grade was F, if the course is offered and retaken at CUA the higher grade obtained in the course will be calculated into the cumulative GPA. When repeating a required science course at CUA, where the original grade was a D or C-, the cumulative GPA will not be adjusted to include the new grade in calculations.
When repeating a required science course that is offered at CUA at another University (during a time period when it is not available at CUA, ie., summer session), the following will apply. The appropriate department evaluation and approval must occur through the Transfer Coordinator in Arts and Sciences’ and the School of Nursing must also authorize retaking the course prior to the student’s enrollment in that course. Once the course is completed, the grade obtained in the course will be used to evaluate if the minimum standard science GPA required in the curriculum has been achieved. Grade calculations for courses taken off site that are traditionally offered at CUA (but limited due to time constraints) will not be used in the calculation of cumulative GPA.
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Current students in the master’s degree program may apply for transfer of up to 6 credits of courses with a grade of B or better earned from an accredited institution. These transfer credits may not be applied to first tier or clinical course. Transfer credit applications are recommended by the Program Director and approved by the Associate Dean. Current students in the doctoral programs may transfer up to 6 credits of course work with a grade of B or better earned from an accredited institution upon approval by the Associate Dean. Transfer of credits for core courses in the doctoral programs are allowed only under exceptional circumstances.