Shasta College Health Sciences does accept students transferring from other programs for both the Associate Degree Nursing and Vocational Nursing programs on an individual basis.  Transfer students will be admitted only when space is available.  A student requesting transfer will be required to submit the following documents to the Dean of Health Sciences for review:

  • Cover letter requesting transfer to either the ADN or the VN program explaining the reason for the request and standing in previous program.
  • Official transcripts of ALL colleges attended.  These will be used to document the successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • Transcripted grades or grade sheet of last term attended.
  • Official high school transcripts showing date of graduation, completion of California High School Proficiency Examination, or verified copy of G.E.D. test results (transcript of any college-level degree may be substituted for this requirement).
  • Course outlines and content from nursing program courses.  These will be evaluated for equivalency to the courses offered through the Health Sciences nursing programs at Shasta College
  • A letter from the nursing program director of the previous school, regarding applicant's standing in the program.  
  • Copies of all clinical evaluations from previous program.
  • Letter(s) from previous clinical instructor(s).
  • Written authorization for Shasta College Health Sciences personnel to contact previous clinical instructor(s).

Transfer students seeking entry must submit their request and supporting documentation by September 1 for Spring and February 1 for Fall semester consideration. All health and safety clinical requirements must be completely met prior to acceptance into a nursing program.

Students may be accepted to the ADN Nursing Program in either Second or Third Semester or to the Vocational Nursing Program in the Second semester only if they transfer in good standing from another nursing program. 

Transfer students seeking entry into either the ADN Nursing program or the Vocational Nursing program who have failed another nursing program (ADN or BSN program or a Vocational nursing program) are not eligible for advanced placement. These students may request program entry upon consultation with the Dean of Health Sciences and the development of a remediation plan.  Upon completion of the remediation plan, the student will be evaluated for eligibility to make application to the Wait List and will be admitted on a space available basis into the first semester of the program.

Students who are not eligible to return to their previous program are not eligible for transfer placement according to the space available priority placement policy (ADN Enrollment Policy or VN Enrollment Policy).

Students are ineligible for enrollment in any Nursing Program if they have been dismissed from any program for any of the following circumstances:

  • Positive drug screen for cause
  • Criminal background issue during program
  • Unsafe clinical practice
  • Gross negligence resulting in actual or potential harm to client or family
  • Verbal threat of physical harm (assault)
  • Physical violence (battery)
  • Falsifying the medical record
  • Carrying a weapon or illicit drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Stealing from clinical site, college, or faculty
  • Rejection for clinical placement by a clinical affiliate

Students who withdraw for academic insufficiency or a non-academic failure during any semester of the Nursing Programs after having entered with a history of failing from another nursing program, are not eligible for re-enrollment. Participation in and/or dismissal from another nursing program, must be disclosed upon initial application to the program on the ADN Student Data Form or the VN Student Data Form.

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Transfer Credit Process

Transfer credit will be given for all general education courses demonstrated to be equivalent to those required in the Associate of Science Degree curriculum or the Vocational Nursing requirements.  Transfer credit for non-nursing courses is granted by the Office of Admissions and the Matriculation Information Office based on equivalent evaluation of official transcripts from a regionally accredited college.  Students must meet the Shasta College graduation residence requirement as stated in the Shasta College Catalog.

Transfer credit for nursing courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. Nursing courses that have been completed within the last two (2) years and demonstrated to be equivalent to REGN 1, 2, 10, 11 &12 or VOCN 160 will be given units and credit providing all prerequisites have been met.  Transfer students must meet the same prerequisite course requirements as students in the semester they are seeking placement. 

Equivalency evaluation for nursing courses is completed by the program director and course faculty based on the catalog description, course outline, and verification of successful completion by official transcript.  Course faculty will determine the transfer student’s need for clinical skills competency demonstration prior to the start of the semester.

Transfer Application Requirements

Students seeking transfer are instructed to print the Transfer checklist.  Use this checklist as a guide to collect all documents required.  Place the documentation in a single 10" x 12" envelope (or larger if needed) and submit all documentation at one time.  No separate documents will be accepted.

Transfer Application Checklist