Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or veteran status.
Guidance is available to candidates about admission requirements. Not all qualified candidates can be accepted.
Transfer of Credit Policy
Acceptance and placement of transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis. In addition to meeting the established admission criteria, space availability in the program is also considered. The student’s former school curriculum will be evaluated and compared to BHSN’s curriculum to determine possible placement in the program.
Non-nursing credits for required pre and co-requisite courses may be transferred into the program providing the grade is a “C” or better. These grades may be transferred as earned credits and added to the QPA during the semester in which the course was required. Transferred non-nursing courses can be taken at any college (catalog reflects course numbers at Housatonic Community College based on the school’s affiliation) however, a course transferred from another college will be evaluated for equivalency to BHSN required courses. The student may be asked to submit a course description and/or syllabus to evaluate equivalency of course content and objectives. The Admissions Chairperson will present the course in question to the Admissions Committee for a final vote. All transcripts submitted from other colleges must be official and imprinted with the college seal.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
BHSN will accept CLEP examination scores for selected courses. CLEP is the most extensive program of testing for college credit in the country. CLEP offers general examinations in liberal arts areas (e.g. English, Humanities), Math, Social Sciences, and History. Students may use the CLEP examination process to fulfill course requirements. Examinations should be scheduled and taken early enough so that, if unsuccessful, there is time to complete the required courses in the appropriate semester. Information is available through the affiliating college for granting of college credits.
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