Transfer FAQs

If I am applying to transfer to the School of Nursing’s traditional BSN program, who should I contact if I have questions about the standardized test requirement or the Common Application?

The School of Nursing can answer questions specific to nursing and/or admissions deadlines and prerequisites. However, we are not involved in the uploading and processing of transfer applications. You can send any questions regarding the application process to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Penn.

Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?

The SAT and ACT exams are OPTIONAL for transfer admission this year. 

If admitted, how long will it take for me to complete the BSN?

This will largely depend on whether the courses you’ve taken previously can count as credit towards the BSN. This cannot be determined until after you are admitted. If admitted, a plan of study will be drafted for you regarding the remaining curriculum you will need to finish. Generally, students take about 3 years to finish the traditional BSN as a transfer student.

What is the average GPA for the admitted transfer applicants?

The average GPA for admitted transfer applicants is a 3.5 GPA.

Where on your website can I find further information on applying as a transfer student?
Please see the Penn Undergraduate Admissions Transfer section for further information on transferring to the undergraduate traditional BSN.