Academics

For Transfer Students

This information is specific to prospective transfer students, from UMass Boston and other institutions. For general information for all prospective students, please refer to this page.

For students seeking to transfer to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences from another college or university

Is there a minimum GPA to apply?

Students wishing to be considered for admission into the BS Program must have earned their transferable credits from an accredited college or university and have a minimum GPA of 3.00 or better and an academic record indicating a strong background in mathematics and the natural and social sciences. Please note that meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee an applicant’s acceptance.

Are the credits I’ve earned transferrable?

Transfer students may be awarded credit for science courses taken at other institutions if the courses are comparable to those at UMass Boston and if they have been completed with a grade of “C+” or better and within 10 years. Non-science courses taken at other institutions may be awarded credit with a grade of “C” or better.

How many credits and courses will I need at UMass Boston?

Of the 123 credits required for graduation, a minimum of 30 must be earned at UMass Boston. Upon matriculation into the nursing major, a student must take all nursing courses at CNHS. Students may request transfer of a limited number of non-clinical nursing course credits from another accredited institution prior to matriculation by petitioning to CNHS.

For current UMass Boston students seeking to transfer into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and for second UMass Boston degree applicants

When can I apply?

The application deadline for Spring matriculation is November 1st and the deadline for Fall matriculation is February 1st. Inter-College Transfer students should apply after completion of 1 full semester of course work (12 credits) including one lab science course at UMass Boston.

A lab science course is usually a 4-credit course in Chemistry (Chem130 or Chem115 and Chem117), Microbiology (Bio209), or Anatomy & Physiology (Bio 207 & 208). The science course must be passed with a grade of C+ or better.

What is the minimum GPA for admission consideration?

Students generally have a B+ or higher UMB cumulative GPA and cumulative science GPA. The cumulative GPA will be calculated from science courses taken at UMass Boston and previously colleges and/or universities. Transcripts from all schools attended, including UMass Boston, must be submitted for review.

Please note GPA is only one of the criteria, and insufficient to guarantee admittance to the program by itself.