Inter-faculty transfers

Students who are currently registered in a BSc or BA and BSc program at McGill University may be interested to learn that the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) program offers a degree that builds on a strong science base and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise to embark on a rewarding career in the health care sector.

Nursing students study core biological science courses such as physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Courses from the social sciences such as psychology and anthropology broaden the student’s knowledge base of human behavior and nursing science courses provide the basis for a professional degree that is a passport to the world.

The BSc(N) program is ideal for students who currently enjoy their science studies but miss interacting with people and wonder about future employment opportunities.

Who is eligible?

Transfer applicants must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Be a BSc or BA & BSc student who is in satisfactory standing in the current program of study
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.7; 3.0 or above preferred
  • Have completed a minimum of two U0 semesters OR one semester of U1 studies
  • Have completed or will have completed the CASPer testing for Undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences prior to the CASPer deadline. 
  • Meet the minimum freshman science requirements or their equivalents in MATH 139 or 140 and 141; BIOL 112, CHEM 110, 120, and 212; PHYS 101 and 102 (strong applicants who are missing one or two of these courses but have additional university studies should consult the BSc(N) Program Director)
  • Provide a sound rationale for seeking transfer (see details for application letter submitted to Admissions Committee)

How to apply

  • Interested applicants submit an electronic transfer application that is available on-line through the Student Records Menus once logged into Minerva.
  • Complete the CASPer testing for Undergraduate Rehabilitation Sciences prior to the CASPer deadline.  Please note the final testing dates available for 2019 transfer requests are in February 2019.  Further information concerning CASPer may be found at https://www.mcgill.ca/nursing/prospective/bachelor-programs/bscn under 'Admission Requirements' .
  • In addition, an application letter that outlines the reason(s) for wanting to transfer from the current program of study into nursing must also be provided (mailed or hand delivered to the address below). The letter is reviewed by the Ingram School of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions Committee.
    • Ingram School of Nursing Undergraduate Admissions Committee
      c/o Student Affairs Office, Ingram School of Nursing
      Room 1941, 680 Sherbrooke Street West
      Montreal, Qc H3A 2M7
  • Students who have not previously provided McGill University with documents related to high school, CEGEP, or previous university studies must provide the Ingram School of Nursing Student Affairs Office with official transcripts.

Transfer deadlines

For Fall admission: June 1

Inter-faculty deadlines by faculty/school can be found here. Please note that we do not always accept interfaculty applications for Winter term. The School determines whether to open Winter IFT applications in October of the previous term. Inquire at that time to undergraduate.nursing [at] mcgill.ca if you are interested and qualify for admission consideration.

Credit transfers

  • All previous McGill University courses (credits and grades) that are part of the Nursing program of study (including failures) will be included in the Minerva transcript record of Nursing studies. 

  • All previous McGill University courses (credits and grades) that are not deemed to be part of the Nursing program of study will be excluded from GPA calculations once the transfer is completed with the exception of minor degree studies when grades and credits for courses in the minor are carried forward.

  • Courses from previous McGill studies that are used to fill B.Sc.(N) elective credit requirements will receive credit transfer (no grade) except when the student has taken no more than the required number of elective credits prior to transferring in which case the grade is transferred.  

Decisions

  • Inter-faculty transfer applicants who have provided all the necessary documentation can expect a decision within 2 to 4 weeks of the application in most cases.
  • Applicants whose record requires clarification may be asked to meet with a member of the Admissions Committee and a decision rendered after this clarification.
  • Decisions are indicated on Minerva. Successful applicants will receive a personal email via the McGill University email account indicating all transfer credits and other important information (e.g., immunization requirements).
     

Still not sure?

  • Contact the Nursing Student Affairs Office to meet and get advising with our student-affairs-officer.nursing [at] mcgill.ca ">Student Affairs Officer 
  • Meet with a current B.Sc.(N) student – contact the nus.nursing [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Nursing Undergraduate Society )
  • Sit in on a nursing class – contact the undergraduate.nursing [at] mcgill.ca (Undergraduate Nursing Student Affairs Coordinators)

 

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