Requirements

TRANSCRIPTS

  • ALL Official High School Transcript or GED Diploma/Certificate
  • Applicants with foreign transcripts must provide Cochran with an unofficial copy of their original foreign transcript and have the transcript evaluated by World Education Services or Globe Language Services and sent to Cochran as their official transcript.
  • ALL Official Transcripts from all the colleges that you have attended.
  • It is the responsibility of the person seeking a transfer credit to provide transcripts of courses taken as well as a course syllabus and laboratory experiences.
  • An official transcript from a college or university must show an equivalent amount of credits of to be accepted for transfer credit.

DAY PROGRAM PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High school or college level Algebra, Biology & Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)

EVENING PROGRAM PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school or college level Algebra, Biology & Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • English I (3 credits)
  • English II (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology of Lifespan (3 credits)

MINIMUM GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Passing grades in high school or college Algebra, Biology and Chemistry is required.
  • All other prerequisite requirements must have a grade of C+ or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required for all transferable prerequisite courses.
  • Only one retake in any one of the science courses (excluding Nutrition) is allowed within a 5 year limit to achieve the grade of C+ or better.

SCIENCES COURSES

  • Transfer credit for science courses in Anatomy and Physiology I & II , Microbiology and Nutrition must be taken five (5) years prior to admission.
  • Transfer credit for A&P and Micro will not be given if the applicant cannot provide documentation that the course contained a lab component.

PREREQUISITE EXPIRATION LIMITS

  • Anatomy I, Anatomy II, Microbiology and Nutrition must be completed within 5 years.
  • Introduction to Psychology and Developmental Psychology must be completed within 10 years.
  • English I, English II and Sociology have no time limit for transfer credits

NURSING COURSES

  • Because of the wide diversity in the organization of nursing content in various programs, nursing courses are NOT transferable.
  • LPN candidates have the option of testing out of Math Dosage & Calculation for Nursing (NUR 100) and must achieve a grade of 90% or higher.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION MAY BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • Through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Sociology and English Composition with an Essay.
  • Applicants seeking transfer credit by examination must arrange to have official transcripts sent to Cochran School of Nursing.

Students who have attended other nursing programs will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Final approval for all transfer credit and credit by examination will be at the discretion of the Cochran School of Nursing.

All students are required to have a laptop or iPad for classes. Upon admission to Cochran, you will be notified of system requirements.