School of Nursing

Prospective Transfer Students

Nursing Transfer Admission Overview 

The Nursing Program at Clemson University accepts 10 Transfer students for enrollment in each Fall semester.  We do not accept Transfer students directly into Nursing for Spring or Summer semester admission.  Transfer students should apply between August 1st and December 1st for admission in the following Fall semester. The general University application deadlines for Transfer students does not apply to Nursing, as it a limited Admissions program.  Students must have completed 30+ credit hours by the time of application to be competitive for these ten transfer spaces. 

Transfer Students are expected to complete the first two years of Clemson's Nursing curriculum by the end of their first semester of enrollment at Clemson and are placed in the clinical nursing courses in the Spring semester following the Fall enrollment. This means transfer students will have 2.5 years (or five semesters) from the fall start to the December graduation date the way the clinical courses will sequence. There will be no way to accelerate the timeline to start or finish the program as a transfer student. Ideally, students will have completed all science courses and the strong majority of general education courses within the first two years of the Nursing program by the fall they intend to enroll at Clemson University. Please refer to the Nursing Curriculum Plan for Nursing Transfer Students.

Once accepted, Transfer students will have their transfer credits formally evaluated as part of the transfer admissions process.  Transfer students should use the Transfer Equivalency list link Transfer Credit Equivalency List (TCEL) to informally evaluate their own transfer credits in conjunction with the Nursing Curriculum worksheet to determine the courses completed in the Nursing curriculum.

Campus Visitation information

Clemson University provides general campus tours through the Class of 1944 Visitor's Center.  To arrange a visit go to

Parking information can be found at

Campus map is located at

To arrange a visit to the School of Nursing

School of Nursing group tours are available in the fall on September 4, October 2 and November 6 (all Fridays).  On October 2 and November 6 there will be two tour option times, one starting at 1:00 pm and the other starting at 3:00 pm. Note that each tour is the same content. 

Space is limited and advanced reservation is required.  

Note that touring with the School of Nursing in no way influences the admissions decision.

Tours include an overview of the Nursing curriculum and a tour of the Nursing facilities.  If cancellation becomes necessary, we ask that you cancel your space via email to to allow another prospective student and their family to attend as soon as is possible.  Those who register and do not show up for the tour will not be allowed to re-register for a later tour date.  Observation of classes in session is not permitted.  

Note that there will also be a full day visitation day for seniors accepted to the School of Nursing fall 2016 freshmen class in March or April.  Invitations will be sent to all accepted students on or before March 1, 2016.  

If you are unable to visit on a designated visitation day, note that we have the possibility of a Clemson Student Nursing Ambassador tour.  Due to the limited availability with our ambassador’s class schedule, please try to reserve these tour requests for prospective students who are travelling from more than five hours away from Clemson University to visit.  Every effort should be made to schedule during one of the pre-arranged group tours listed above.  The Ambassadors are available for tours Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm as their schedules permits.  Tours are not given on University holidays, during Clemson’s designated summer sessions, exam weeks, or weekends.  It is required that at least two weeks advance request is made for tours. Tours will be given only as the advisor or ambassador’s schedules permit.  Faculty and student ambassadors are not available for tours during the summer semester as they are not required to be on campus.  It is recommended that tour requests are 10 business days prior to your visit.

Please provide the following information via this online form regarding your visit: 

Once reservation is confirmed, an email containing location and other details will be sent to all registered attendees.  

For more information, contact:

Kristin Goodenow
Director and Nursing Advisor
College of HEHD Academic Advising Center
309 Edwards - 864.656.5495