Transfer credits policy
The Office of the Registrar requires official transcripts be submitted, in order to be reviewed. Transfer courses listed on another college’s transcript are not acceptable in lieu of a transcript from the College awarding the credit. Course descriptions, syllabi and/or course outlines will be used to determine course equivalency. Students may be requested to provide additional information that includes, but not limited to: Student learning outcomes, instructor credentials, textbooks, length of course, and number of credit/clock hours. The College from which courses are transferred must be accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Transfer credits will not count towards the student’s cumulative GPA. However, transfer credits accepted towards completion of the program will count as hours attempted and completed for the purpose of calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
In addition to nursing courses, students are required to complete general college courses. General college courses include the required prerequisite and corequisite courses. Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to admission. Corequisite courses may be taken concurrently with the nursing courses as set in the curriculum plan or completed prior to admission. General college courses must be completed with a “C” or higher on a 10 point scale, or equivalent, to be eligible for transfer. Most students complete courses through the Virginia Community College System, but they may be taken at other approved accredited colleges. Centra College determines transferability of courses and the appropriate placement within the curriculum for all applicants. Any college course over ten (10) years old may need to be repeated. Students may view accepted transfer courses in CAMS student portal.
Nursing college courses must be completed with a “B” or higher on a 10 point scale, or equivalent, to be eligible for transfer. Nursing courses must have been taken within the past two (2) years.
According to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia regulation 8VAC40-31-140, a student shall complete a minimum of 30% of course work at the institution in order to be granted a degree from that institution.