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Internal Transfer

The School of Nursing will accept requests for internal transfer for the fall semester only.

General Information

Application Deadline: March 15
Length of Program: 4 years
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Part-Time Study Available? NO
Distance Learning Available? NO

The Internal Transfer Process

An internal transfer student is a current University of Texas at Austin (UT) undergraduate in a non-nursing major who applies to transfer into the School of Nursing in order to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The transfer process into the School of Nursing process is consistent with UT’s policy for internal transfers. It is a competitive process that takes into account space availability as well as the quality of the candidate pool. Preference is given to students who demonstrate that they will be on track toward a timely graduation.

Students are limited to only two internal transfer attempts into the BSN program. Application should be within the first four long semesters. Students with 90 or more hours or a completed degree are encouraged to consider other options, such as completing a degree in the current college/school and applying to the Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing (AE-MSN) program or pursuing a second bachelor’s degree. Some universities offer accelerated pathways to the BSN for students with prior degrees.

Helpful Tips

  • Students should refer to the BSN degree plan for course requirements and use the Interactive Degree Audit system to create a degree audit in order to determine degree progression.
  • Explore your interest in careers in nursing by doing volunteer work. Some helpful resources include the Wayfinder and Discover Nursing websites.

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Eligibility Requirements for Internal Transfer:

  • 24 hours in residence at UT.
    • This must be completed by end of the spring semester.
    • Summer courses do not count.
    • Courses taken pass/fail, by UT Extension, UT Correspondence, or credit by exam do not satisfy these eligibility requirements.
  • Demonstrate foreign language proficiency.
    • 2 years of same foreign language in high school OR 2 semesters of same foreign language in college.
  • Attend a School of Nursing Internal Transfer Information Session or complete the online Information Session module (under construction).
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in both the UT cumulative GPA and science prerequisite GPA.
  • CH 301, SDS 302, and BIO 311C are required and a letter grade of C- or better must be earned in each.
  • The following science courses are required for the BSN, but not required for Internal Transfer. However, a student may take the courses and grades earned will be calculated in the UT cumulative GPA (if taken in residence) and science prerequisite GPA. A letter grade of C- or better must be earned in each.
    • BIO 326M - Introduction to Medical Microbiology
    • BIO 446L - Human Microscopy & Gross Anatomy
    • BIO 365S - Vertebrate Systems Physiology
    • NTR 306 - Fundamentals of Nutrition
    • PHR 338 - Introduction to Pharmacology

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How to Apply

Students must complete Steps 1 & 2 below to apply for Internal Transfer to the School of Nursing. The process is competitive and on a space available basis.

  • Step 1: Submit the Internal Transfer Application Form (PDF) to the Student Services Office, NUR 2.400, by the deadline.
  • Step 2: After you submit the Internal Transfer Application Form to NUR 2.400, you will receive a second form called the Registration Form. Fill out the top part of the Registration Form and leave it with the Student Services Office.

The School of Nursing will review applications and release decisions by mid-June. Decisions are sent by Secure Academic Note (SAN) to the email address on file with the University. Advising will be available for students approved for internal transfer in time to drop/add courses for fall semester if necessary.

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