Program Transfer and Degree Change

Program Transfer and Degree Change

Statement of Policy

Students who are currently admitted or enrolled at Excelsior University may transfer between degree programs if they meet admission requirements for the new program. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor or admissions counselor prior to requesting a degree transfer. Undergraduate students may transfer degree programs a maximum of five times and graduate students a maximum of three times. Subsequent transfers must be approved by the dean or designee. Academic Policy Dates
  1. The enrollment and matriculation date will remain the same if the student is enrolled at the time of transfer.
  2. The Academic Policy date will change to the date of transfer and students will be required to complete degree requirements in place at the time of transfer.
  3. The academic evaluator will select the appropriate credits to apply to the new degree.

Transfer Request Procedures

School of Undergraduate Studies Transfers within or to the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies may be submitted on-line or by signed request to the Registrar's Office. School of Nursing For transfer requests to the associate degree program in the School of Nursing, students must first speak to a designated academic advisor or admissions counselor, who will discuss eligibility requirements including: health care background, license/certification/military documentation, successful TEAS completion, Verification of Health Care Experience form, admission requirement acknowledgment form, and the state board pre-admission form, if appropriate. The Senior Director for Admissions, Evaluation, and Licensing will verify that all admission requirements are met and indicate that the student is eligible for transfer to the AD program in SIS comments and activity log. The advisor sends copy of Degree Transfer form; student completes it and sends it back to the Office of Registration and Records. For transfer requests to the bachelor's degree program or RN-to-master's degree program in the School of Nursing, students must first speak to an academic advisor or admissions counselor, who will discuss eligibility requirements including: valid and unencumbered RN licensure, associate degree in nursing from an approved institution, and graduate capstone acknowledgment form (for RN-to-master's degree program). After documentation and/or licensure are received and verified, the academic advisor sends a copy of Degree Transfer form; student completes the form and sends it to the Office of Registration and Records.