Transferring Prerequisites

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After reading through this page, please consider checking out our new Validating Prerequisites page, which goes through the process of transferring prerequisites step-by-step: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/nursing/adn/apply/prereq-validation/

If you have taken one or more of your required prerequisite courses at other colleges (either in Washington State or elsewhere), you need to confirm that your coursework will be accepted to meet the prerequisite requirements. Some courses may transfer as equivalents, while others may meet criteria for substitutions. This entire process will take several weeks. Please plan accordingly so it is completed BEFORE you apply to the Nursing Program.

Update to requirements for Bellevue College ADN Program:

Spring 2021 Application Cycle (10/26/2020-11/30/2020)

  • Starting in 2021, it will be a requirement for any students transferring to Bellevue College to have their prerequisite credits transferred to Bellevue College before applying to the ADN program.
  • Transferring credits takes approximately 8 weeks, so it is recommended that applicants submit a transfer credit request at least two months before the application deadline.
  • Attach your Bellevue College Degree Audit to your application if you are applying for the Fall 2021 Cohort.
  • If you are still completing prerequisite courses in Winter Quarter at another institution, you do not need to transfer those courses before applying.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Standard Transfer

  1. Apply for general admission to Bellevue College.
    1. You will not be charged for admission unless you are admitted to the program.
  2. Submit official college/university transcripts to the Bellevue College Evaluations Office.
  3. Once transcripts have been received, fill out a Transfer Credit Request Form.
    1. Make sure you request a transfer to the Nursing AAS-T degree: Professional/Technical Associate Degree > Health & Science > Nursing AAS-T
  4. Transfer credit results are sent to your BC Student email account.
    1. This may take several weeks. Be patient.
    2. The BC Nursing program does not know the timing/status of your transfer credit results, and cannot expedite this process.
  5. Run a Degree Audit for the Nursing AAS-T degree.
    1. Directions for running and saving a PDF of your Degree Audit.
    2. Attach the PDF of your Degree Audit to your application before submission.

While waiting for your results, you can check the Bellevue College Transfer Course Equivalencies database. This database provides a list of courses that have been previously reviewed and approved by the Bellevue College Evaluations department. Here you can look up your previous coursework to see if it is already listed as approved equivalent for the required prerequisite. Note that sometimes there are no direct equivalents to your coursework, in which case you may need to request a substitution. We also have a list of commonly-accepted substitutions.

For courses that were not transferred

AFTER completing the Transfer Credit Request, if you still have unfulfilled prerequisites, you will need to have your prerequisites reviewed by the Nursing Program BEFORE you apply to the ADN program. We recommend that you submit this prerequisite review as soon as your Transfer Credit Request is complete. If all of your courses were transferred successfully, there is no need to take any further action.

  1. Fill out our Prerequisite Course Equivalency Worksheet for only the courses that were not transferred via the Transfer Credit Request.
  2. Run a Degree Audit for the Nursing AAS-T degree.
    1. Directions for running and saving a PDF of your Degree Audit.
  3. Submit your completed Prerequisite Course Equivalency Worksheet, PDF of your Degree Audit, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts to bellevueADN@bellevuecollege.edu.
    1. Include your name and Bellevue student ID in the body of your email.
  4. Attach your approved Prerequisite Course Equivalency Worksheet to your application before submission.

NOTE: While we make every effort to respond as quickly as possible, there may be a two to three week delay in response so please plan ahead. We will not be able to complete your review unless all documentation is provided.

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN)

  1. Apply for general admission to Bellevue College.
    1. You will not be charged for admission unless you are admitted to the program.
  2. Submit official college/university transcripts to the Bellevue College Evaluations Office.
  3. Once transcripts have been received, fill out a Transfer Credit Request Form.
    1. Make sure you request a transfer to the Nursing BS degree: Bachelor’s Degree > Nursing BS (RN to BSN) (32B)
  4. Transfer credit results are sent to your BC Student email account.
    1. This may take several weeks. Be patient.
    2. The BC Nursing program does not know the timing/status of your transfer credit results, and cannot expedite this process.
  5. Run a Degree Audit for the Nursing BS degree.
    1. Attach the PDF of your Degree Audit to your application before submission.

Last Updated March 4, 2021