Credit for Previous Education


Any applicant requesting a transfer credit to Brookline College from another school must meet all of Brookline College’s admission requirements.

Students may earn transfer credit in the following ways:

  1. Evaluation of previously earned credit from another postsecondary educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
  2. Nationally recognized college-equivalency examinations: Successful completion of College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), or National League for Nursing (NLN) Achievement Tests
  3. ACE College Credit Courses, such as Straighterline
  4. Review of ACE College Credit Recommendation Service Transcript. 5.For international students, official transcript translation (if applicable) and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Requirements for Evaluation:

  1. Academic Credit –For credit to be awarded for previously earned academic credit from another accredited postsecondary institution, an official academic transcript(s) must be submittedto the Registrar. Course descriptions and/or syllabi must be submitted with the transcript for evaluation purposes. Applicants seeking transfer credit for nursing courses may be requested to complete skill/competency assessments, if applicable, for the course involved. For international students, official transcript translation and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A grade of “C”(2.0) or higher is required to be considered for transfer credit into Diploma, Associate and Bachelor programs. A grade of “B” (3.0) or higher is required to be considered for transfer into a Graduate-level program. In addition, remedial/developmentalcoursework is not eligible for transfer.
  2. Substitution for a specific course will be considered for transfer credit.
  3. No academic credit is given for life experience or work experience.
  4. Brookline College does not accept advanced placement and/or credit for experiential learning.
  5. ACE (approved military training and service) Recommendation-An ACE transcript.
  6. Non-general education/core concentration courses completed greater than five (5) years prior will generally not be accepted.
  7. Courses or degrees completed at another institution must be similar in content and duration to those offered in Brookline College program for which an applicant has applied.
  8. Phoenix Pre-Licensure BSN Applicants with a Baccalaureate or higher degree must provide official transcripts listing 36 General Education Credits were earned with minimum grades of “C –2.0”, as well as conferral of a Baccalaureate or higher degree. Direct course equivalency and timeframe requirements will be waived for Baccalaureate Degree holders. Additional credit for specifically required courses may also be awarded, as follows:
    1. Required General Education Courses, Human Growth & Developmentand Statistics: Will be awarded if credit for an equivalent course was earned with a minimum grade of “C/2.0”.
    2. Clinical Pre-Requisites, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Introduction to Microbiology: Will be awarded if credit for an equivalent course was earned with a minimum grade of “C /2.0” within 5 years of the student’s start date.
    3. Clinical Co-Requisite, Pathophysiology: Will be awarded if credit for an equivalent course was earned with a minimum grade of “C /2.0” within 5 years of the student’s start date.

    Official Transcripts must be provided during add/drop week. Until then, unofficial transcripts may be used to determine Program of Study

  9. Albuquerque BSN for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates:
    Official Transcript Documentation must be presented prior to the end of the add/drop period. Until this time, unofficial transcripts can be used to determine the program of study. Documentation must show that the student earned at least a grade of “C” or better) in the following pre-requisite courses prior to entering nursing concentration clinical courses. Applicants must be eligible to receive credit for following pre-requisite credit blocks:

    1. PRQ 177 –15 Credit Block for Program Course Prerequisites: Anatomy and physiology (two courses within 5 years), carrying a minimum of 6 semester credits; microbiology (within 5 years), a minimum of3 semester credits; developmental or lifespan psychology, a minimum of 3 semester credits; statistics (in any field of study), a minimum of 3 semester credits. All courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of “C/2.0”.
    2. PRQ 277 –36 Credit Block for General Education courses: 36 General Education credits earned with minimum grades of “C/ 2.0”

    Additional credit for Pathophysiology may be awarded for an equivalent course passed with a minimum grade of “C/2.0” within 5 years of the student’s startdate.

  10. Post-Licensure BSN:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) applicants must be eligible to receive transfer credit for the following:

    1. PRQ RN to BSN 177 –15 Credit Block for Program Course Prerequisites: Anatomy and physiology, carrying a minimum of 6 semester credits; microbiology a minimum of 3 semester credits; developmental or lifespan psychology, a minimum of 3 semester credits; math, a minimum of 3 semester credits. All courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of “C/2.0”. Students are required to complete 15 credits of electives in this program. Students who have not completed a statistics course will be required to complete QN 220 statistics course as an elective prior to completion of the program, based on programs requiring undergraduate statistics courses. Students may take the 3.0 credit healthcare statistics and research (5week course) as an elective after a statistics course has been completed.
    2. PRQ 276 Transfer Credits from Associate Program: 39 credits Nursing Concentration courses
    3. Additional General Education courses may also be considered for transfer credit, regardless of the timeframe.
    4. Credit for Program Concentration Courses will not be awarded.
  11. All Nursing: Transfer Credit for NUR pre-fix courses will generally not be accepted.

Additional information can be found in the Brookline College catalog. Click here to access.

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