Transferring to GSC - Good Samaritan College of Nursing

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Transferring to GSC

If you have recently applied to the Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, please be sure to send us ALL final official high school and college transcripts.

Please read this page for an overview of our:

  • transfer credit process
  • off campus course restrictions and process
  • test out options, such as CLEP, AP and on campus MTH 103 test out

Course Equivalency Information

While you are awaiting the review of your transcripts and determination of your acceptance to the college, please feel free to review the Transferology system in the link below to see what courses from other campuses are a match for our coursework. If there is something that you have taken that you do not see listed, you can request for it to be reviewed for acceptance through the Transferology program. Reviewing this information will help you to anticipate what may be transferred in toward the programs here and to plan coursework that you may want to continue to take before you are accepted or enrolled at the college.

Transferology can help with all of your college transfer equivalency needs. Transferology allows students to get information about course equivalencies, programs, courses and degree audits among a number of participating institutions.

Off-Campus Course Restrictions for GSC Students

Once students are admitted to Good Samaritan College, they are required to take the remainder of their coursework at the college. Off campus coursework for enrolled students is only approved in very limited situations where something is not available on campus and is required for progression.

Transfer Credit Policy
Off-Campus Course Request Form  

Students who begin coursework at Good Samaritan college are also required to meet the residency requirement of general education coursework for graduation. These requirements can be reviewed in the Requirements for Graduation Policy on our website.

Requirements for Graduation Policy

Transfer Credit

Good Samaritan College acknowledges courses taken at other post-secondary institutions may qualify for transfer, but the college reserves the right to determine the acceptability of transfer credits in accord with its mission and goals. As a rule the following guidelines are followed, but these are not all-inclusive when considering awarding transfer credit at Good Samaritan College:

  1. Courses taken at any post - secondary institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations, provided the completed courses carry a grade of C (2.0) or better.
  2. Courses taken at a post-secondary institution of higher education not accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations will be considered on an individual basis through course to course validation.
  3. Military credit will transfer if appropriate to the requirements of the curriculum plan for the program in which the student is enrolled.
  4. The time limit for courses eligible for transfer is 10 years. Exceptions can be made by the Registrar’s Office in consultation with appropriate department chairs
  5. Transfer credits do not carry a grade and are not included in the cumulative grade point average of the college.
  6. When a student waives their right to a transfer course, they are held accountable for the course taken at Good Samaritan College. If a failure results in that course, it must be repeated at Good Samaritan College.
  7. Upon enrollment students who wish to complete additional transfer work must get approval in advance from Dean of Academics using the Off Campus Course Approval paperwork.RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE:
    • Students are not ordinarily permitted to take courses elsewhere when space is available at GSC.
    • Students approved to take courses off-campus will be required to take courses at institutions within the GCCCU consortium.
    • Students taking courses off campus must be in good academic standing.
    • Credits not pre-approved will not be considered for transfer.
     

Credit by Examination

Good Samaritan College also grants credit, on a limited basis, for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board. If you have taken college coursework that was not accepted either due to age of credit or number of credit hours, please inquire with the Registrar about CLEP options. Students must meet the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit-granting scores in order to earn the credit. If the CLEP score is below the recommended score, the student may not retake the CLEP for credit.

MTH 103-Pharmacoligcal Mathematics Challenge Test

If you have taken a Pharmacological Math course that did not transfer, please contact the Registrar to inquire about the challenge test.

Advanced Placement

Good Samaritan College grants advanced placement and college credit for appropriate courses to entering students who have earned a score of 3 or better on the Advance Placement (AP) exam from the College Board.

Nursing Credit for BSN Students

Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing examination will serve as validation that prospective students have successfully met the learning outcomes for pre-licensure nursing and pharmacological math coursework. Thirty-six hours of pre-licensure nursing course along with one hour of pharmacological math credit will be awarded to students for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN.

Transfer Module

The Articulation and Transfer Module Guidelines of the Ohio Board of Regents provide a template for students to acquire foundational learning experiences that will assure their ability to succeed in upperdivision course work. Each college and university in the state of Ohio establishes a transfer module, which identifies the general education requirements of the institution.

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