Transfer Admissions

Deadlines – July 1 for Fall Term; December 1 for Spring Term

Students who have 24 or more transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution are considered transfer students. To be eligible for admission to the lower division of the nursing major, a transfer student must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative undergraduate GPA of all colleges attended.
  • Does not have 2 or more NURS prefix grades of C- or below from previous institutions.
  • Was not previously dismissed from a Nursing program.

Students who meet the criteria to apply as transfer students may apply to the lower division of Nursing-Owensboro by visiting the Office of Undergraduate Admission - Transfer Services website. Please select major code NU BSNOW.

Transfer Students from KCTCS Schools with 24 or more transferable credit hours are asked to email Owensboro Advisor, Victoria Ochoa (, to request an evaluation of course work for lower division. All transfer students are required to be advised prior to registering. 

Internal Transfers

Students who are currently enrolled at UofL may transfer into the lower division of Nursing by completing an intra-university transfer request. To be eligible to transfer into the lower division of Nursing, a student must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 and have completed one semester at UofL. Intra-university transfer requests are approved at the end of each semester.

Upper Division

Deadlines – May 1 for Fall Term; November 1 for Spring Term

Admission to upper division is competitive. The School of Nursing admits up to 35 students each fall and spring semester.

Students interested in applying to upper division must have the following to be eligible for consideration:

    • Admission to lower division of Nursing through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
    • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
    • Minimum 3.0 nursing program GPA
    • Student must be in the last semester of completing all lower division course work at time of application. * Students applying for fall admission may finish remaining lower division course work the summer prior to the fall semester to which they are applying.
    • Goal Statement - Write a story, biography, or narrative describing your personal qualities as they pertain to a successful nursing career. Address your perception of the profession of nursing and how you came to choose this career. Describe your short and long term nursing career goals. Complete in 500 words or less.
Lower Division Nursing students who have met this criteria are eligible to apply. Application Procedures for Upper Division


School of Nursing Upper Division Costs

Assessment Technologies Institute Testing (ATI)

$425.00 + tax 1st semester and $425.00 + tax 3rd semester.

1st and 3rd semesters

Amounts are subject to change.

Audience Response System


Background Check

$59; paid with upper division application


$1700; varies based on student selection.

Cardinal Card (Student ID)

$10 Replacement Costs

Castlebranch Compliance Tracker


Central Registry CAN Check$10

Clinical Laboratory Fees; 300 and 400 Level Nursing Courses

$30 per instruction credit; $45 per clinical credit. Assessed at registration.

Drug Screen


Heartcode BLS CPR Training (If Needed)



Visit Campus Health website for individual costs.

Liability Insurance

$50 estimate per year

Major Medical Health Insurance

$1,617.00; may waive with proof of insurance

Name Tags


Nursing Licensure

Approximately $400 for application, state and federal background checks, test center fee, and jurisprudence exam. Additional information can be found here: LPN and RN Licensure by Examination - Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Nursing Pack


Scrub Tops/Pants

$100; varies based on student selection


$85-$160 depending on model

Student Health Fee

$52.50 per semester, Campus Health Services

Financial Aid

For questions regarding UofL Financial Aid, please click here.