Students who have completed coursework at a university or college that is regionally or nationally accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education may request an evaluation for transfer credit prior to program enrollment.
Transfer credit will only be granted under the following conditions:
- Completed within the last five (5) calendar years;
- Transfer credits have been taken by a program that is approved or accredited by a state board of practical, vocational, or registered nursing;
- A course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States; and
- All transfer credit policies of the institution have been met.
Students will not be required to take an examination to determine whether transfer credit will be granted if transfer credit is granted. A student, however, may be tested to determine whether specific deficiencies still exist that require remediation.
Awarding of Credit for Previous Education or Competency-Based Credit, Including Military Education and Experience
Students may apply for competency-based credit, which will be granted on the basis of a written examination for nursing theory courses and a demonstration of the mastery of clinical objectives and a written examination for clinical courses. The Program Director or designee will administer this process.
Prior to taking written examinations or demonstrating mastery of clinical objectives to determine whether competency-based credit can be granted, students will be charged a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50 for each written examination and a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $100 for each demonstration of the mastery of clinical objectives.
Stanbridge University will conduct an evaluation of previous education and training for all veterans and will grant appropriate credit, shorten the training period proportionately, and notify the VA and student accordingly.