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Transfer Credit Policies

Academic Forgiveness Policy

Last 48 hours of completed coursework

Lakeview College of Nursing understands that students may have had difficult times in their lives resulting in sub-standard academic performance at previous institutions. Applicants in this situation can write a statement asking the Admission Committee to exclude this previous coursework from the cumulative GPA calculation. The cumulative GPA will then be calculated using the last 48 credit hours of coursework, which must be a 2.5/4.0. Students requesting academic forgiveness will not qualify for an early admission decision.

Time Limitations

Science Course Time Limit

There is a time limitation on the prerequisite science courses needed for the nursing program. Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Chemistry I & II, and Microbiology MUST be taken no more than 5 years prior to the start of the nursing program, unless the student is currently a licensed RN.

Note: If one of the two-part courses (Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Chemistry I and Chemistry II) is completed within the last 5 years, then credits for the other part of the course will be recognized as long as it meets other transfer guidelines.

Students with prerequisite science courses that are not recognized due to time limitation will need to either repeat the course or pass a college proficiency test. For more information regarding the proficiency options please contact the admissions office. Note: There is a cost associated with proficiency exams.