Transfer Nursing Student Admissions, Requirements & Credits


Looking to change course in your nursing education? GMercyU offers nursing programs that accept transfer students. Our transfer process is specifically designed to help you further your nursing education at our renowned Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. We have specially-trained admissions counselors ready to support you as you navigate through the transfer admissions process to complete your degree and reach your goal of becoming a nurse.

Nursing Transfer Admissions Requirements

Gwynedd Mercy University welcomes transfer nursing students from two- and four-year colleges around the country and world. 

To transfer to GMercyU, you will need:

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA* from all colleges/institutions attended.
  • A's and B's in your math and science courses including Nutrition.
  • Ability to take more than 3 courses at a time. 
  • To complete a minimum of 45 credits, including half of your core program requirements, at Gwynedd Mercy University.

To apply to Gwynedd Mercy University as a transfer nursing student, you also will need to submit the following materials:

  • A completed application (no application fee required!)
  • Final, official high school transcript if you have 23 or fewer college credits
  • Official transcripts from each college you attended
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (optional - not required)

If you're applying for an undergraduate program on GMercyU's Gwynedd Valley campus, please submit your official transcripts*, recommendation letters, and other necessary documents to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

*Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically by your high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment.

GMercyU has a rolling admissions policy. You should receive an admissions decision within a couple of weeks after submitting your completed application. Have any questions about applying? Contact us!

Transfer Student Scholarships and Grants

GMercyU makes transferring colleges affordable by offering transfer scholarships and grants that range from $11,000 to $17,000 annually. They are available to full-time students with at least 24 credits from another postsecondary institution.

Learn more about available transfer scholarships and their requirements.

Three-Year Transfer Nursing Program

Through a special degree completion program, transfer students with 32 to 45 transferable credits can earn a BSN in just three years. At Gwynedd Mercy University, pursing a BSN degree involves continued growth as an educated person and citizen of the world, as well as education as a professional nurse infused with Mercy values.

You will need to have completed either Anatomy and Physiology I and II to graduate within three academic years in our transfer nursing program.* You also may be eligible for a special transfer scholarship when you enroll on our Main Campus.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

*Effective with Fall 2020 enrollment cycle, students transferring into the BSN program must have completed the science courses listed above within the last seven years. Science courses must have included a lab component, which was completed in the classroom or online with a kit. Virtual labs are not accepted. 

Will My Nursing Credits Transfer?

We offer course equivalency guides with area community colleges to streamline your path to a BSN degree. Learn more about how you can transfer your nursing college credits to GMercyU.

You can also contact us our admissions office to review how your nursing transfer credits fit with our nursing degree program requirements. Begin the nursing transfer process today!

Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2022 

All students taking classes on campus for Fall 2022 are required to complete GMercyU's COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form and Request for Vaccination Exemption Form here by August 12, 2022. You must be logged into the portal to view the form.

It’s important to remember that students who are required to participate in clinicals in order to graduate may be required to show proof of vaccination in order to report to their site locations in the fall. Students who choose not to be vaccinated may not be able to complete these degree program requirements, which could delay your time to graduation.

Contact Admissions

Have questions about how to apply to GMercyU as a transfer student or to learn which of your nursing credits will transfer? Our specially trained transfer admissions counselors are ready to help you!

If your last name begins with A-K, contact:
Emma Campbell, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Call: 215-641-5529 ext. 21529
Text: 215-641-5529

If your last name begins with L-Z, contact:
Wivina Chmura, Associate Director of Admissions
Call: 215-641-5541
Text: 215-641-5541