Nightingale College welcomes learners from a wide variety of backgrounds, learning experiences and institutions of higher learning. Because Nightingale College encourages learners to achieve their professional and academic dreams as efficiently as possible, we accept many general education (GE) and technical courses completed at institutions of higher learning that have been accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or certain non-U.S. institutions of higher learning.
The Registrar’s Office will complete a transfer evaluation upon receipt of your official college transcripts.
Click here to see which courses you may have already completed at other institutions: Course Equivalency Guide.
Coursework Completed at Non-U.S. Institutions of Higher Learning
The College will evaluate coursework completed at non-U.S. institutions of higher learning for transfer of credit based on the criteria described in the Transfer of Credit section of the Catalog. For transfer of credit to be considered, learners must submit official coursework equivalency evaluations and official transcripts, along with English translation, completed by the credential evaluation services of an agency that has published standards for membership, affiliations to U.S.-based international higher education associations, and are frequently linked to and used by federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions and employers (e.g., NACES and AICE).
Extra-Institutional and Non-Instructional Learning
Recognizing that learning occurs in extra-institutional and non-instructional settings, the College evaluates and awards appropriate undergraduate level credit for such learning through use of nationally recognized, nontraditional learning testing programs acknowledged in the ACE Guide to Educational Credit by Examination. These examinations include AP, CLEP, DLPT, DSST, and ECE.
The College does not award credit for experiential learning, except as noted below.
The College will evaluate learning acquired through specialized military training and occupational experience for granting academic credit when applicable to a servicemember’s or veteran’s degree program. The College recognizes and uses the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services in determining the value of learning acquired in military service, and awards credit for appropriate learning acquired in military service at levels consistent with the ACE Guide recommendations and/or those transcribed by the Community College of the Air Force, when applicable to a servicemember’s program. The College recognizes and uses the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training in determining the value of experiential learning when applicable to a degree program.
Transfer Credit by Examination
Advanced Placement (AP)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBD)
Nightingale College Challenge Examinations
The transferability of credits earned at Nightingale College is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at Nightingale College will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Nightingale College to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Nightingale College will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.