Transfer Credit Opportunities
Undergraduate Transfer Guidelines
Graduate Transfer Guidelines
Through approved nationally recognized tests (e.g., AP, CLEP and DSST), an appropriate credit recommendation may be recognized for proficiency credit. A student’s military educational history may also be recognized for proficiency credit via an appropriate credit recommendation from the American Council on Education (ACE). Incoming students requesting transfer credit from approved tests must submit official transcripts prior to initial registration.
Students who believe course material has been mastered, either through coursework completed outside Chamberlain for which transfer credit cannot be given or through self-study, may request a proficiency examination for the course, provided they have never been enrolled in the course at Chamberlain and have not previously attempted the proficiency exam.
Credit for approved tests requested after the initial registration must be approved by the campus president or online dean prior to registering for the test. Testing must be completed within the first semester of enrollment. All proficiency credit from approved tests must conform to residency and curriculum requirements, and meet the minimum score required by Chamberlain.
Proficiency credit may affect eligibility for financial assistance. Contact a student services advisor for more information. Proficiency credit that satisfies graduation requirements is considered when determining a student’s academic level and progress; however, this credit is not used when computing GPA or residency requirements.
Chamberlain provides students with an LPN or LVN license the opportunity to earn advanced standing in the BSN program option through proficiency testing.
To be eligible to apply for this advanced standing option, students must be admitted to the BSN program and must hold an unrestricted, active or inactive license as a practical/vocational nurse from the U.S. or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.
Students interested in this option should contact their student services advisor immediately upon admission for more details.
The following courses are eligible for proficiency credit:
RNs who believe they have the knowledge and experience to meet individual outcomes for these courses should contact their student services advisor.