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Catalog and Student Handbook 2021 - 2022

Transfer of Credits - Associate Degrees

Transfer credit is available for courses in the Arts and Sciences core of an associate degree program, as well as for program electives and health science core courses in an associate degree program.

As long as college residency requirements are met, students may transfer up to seven (7) credits from other institutions after enrolling in the college. Students must request an External Transfer Request Form from the Department of Admissions to ensure transfer course equivalency. The form must be completed with a copy of the course description and submitted to the Department of Admissions for approval. This process must be followed prior to the start of a student taking their desired course outside of Labouré College of Healthcare. Once the course is complete, an official transcript must be sent to the Department of Admissions at Labouré. The course and requirements will remain incomplete until an official transcript is received, to verify course completion and minimum grade required. If the course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for another course, the transcript must be received before registering for the course. 

Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science transfer credits are determined on an individual basis. Transfer credits in Natural and Biological Sciences normally have to have been earned within ten years of acceptance to the college. Courses are considered within 10 years to the semester of acceptance. Students who hold a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license are exempt from the time limit on science course transfer. 

*Policy on Transfer of Science Courses More than Ten Years Old

Students who have taken a 4-credit, laboratory course in Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and/or Microbiology more than ten years ago, who have earned a C+ or higher in the course, will be given two options for demonstrating their mastery of course content: 1) retaking the course at Labouré College of Healthcare, or 2) requesting credit by examination through Excelsior College. Students affected by this policy who decide to re-take one or more of their science courses will be required to pay tuition for the course(s) and earn a grade of C+ or higher. Those who choose to demonstrate mastery by examination will be responsible for paying an examination fee. Official exam scores must be submitted to the Department of Admissions to receive credit for the course.

Courses considered for transfer credit must be equivalent to those offered at the college in terms of nature, content, level, and number of credits earned. Transfer credits are awarded only for courses completed at an accredited college/university. Courses must meet the criteria outlined below, and are subject to approval by the Division Chairperson or Dean. 


Transfer of Arts and Sciences & Health Science Courses 

Labouré Course Minimum Grade Possible Transfer Course or Domain Notes 


ANA 1010: Anatomy & Physiology I



4-credit Anatomy & Physiology I course with laboratory

Weighted average must be C+ or higher. 

Course must have been taken within 10 years. 

Applicants with an LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.


ANA 1120: Anatomy & Physiology II



4-credit Anatomy & Physiology II course with laboratory

Weighted average must be C+ or higher. 

Course must have been taken within 10 years.

Applicants with an LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.


MIC 2201: Microbiology



4-credit Microbiology course with laboratory

Weighted average must be C+ or higher.

Course must have been taken within 10 years.

Applicants with an LPN license are exempt from the 10-year limit.

BIO 1010: Human Biology C+ 4-credit Biology course with laboratory Weighted average must be C+ or higher. 

HUM 1010: Introduction to Humanities


English Composition I or Introduction to Humanities course


HUM 2000: Humanities Elective


Any course in literature, arts, dance, foreign language, history, philosophy, or theater


PSY 1010: Introductory Psychology


Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology course


PSY 2010: Human Growth & Behavior


A lifespan psychology course 

Must cover the whole human lifespan from birth through death.

ETH 1010: Ethics for Healthcare


Ethics course

Must be subject-specific to healthcare/medical ethics.

THE 2000: Theology Elective


Theology or Religion course


INT 2100: Integrative Seminar



This course is not transferrable.

Students with a prior bachelor's degree or higher are exempt from INT 2100.

Students without a prior bachelor's degree are required to take INT 2100.

MAT 1020: Mathematics for the Health Sciences C College-level math course  
SSC 2020: Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Healthcare Professionals C Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Healthcare Professionals  
HSC 1010: Introduction to Health Science C Introduction to Health Science course  
HSC 2000: Medical Terminology C

Medical terminology course

HSC 2010: Fundamentals of Healthcare Delivery C Fundamentals of health care delivery course  
HSC 2020: Survey of Public Health Practices C Public health course  
HSC 2030: Holistic Health and Wellness C Holistic health and wellness course  
Health Science Electives C Health science or professional courses required for an associate degree  
Healthcare Specialty C Professional courses in a healthcare-related area of specialization in a degree or certificate program (earned or enrolled)  


Transfer of Nursing Professional Courses

Transfer credit for professional nursing course credit from another regionally accredited, post-secondary institution, pre-licensure program approved by the board of nursing program at the time of enrollment may be requested for Nursing Fundamentals (NUR 1015) if the student obtained a minimum grade of 77% (C+) within the last two years and the course was at least 9 credits with clinical experience. Students will be required to validate prior learning through fee-based testing (HESI testing). Students requesting nursing transfer credit should refer to the Division of Nursing Progression Criteria and must submit additional documentation that includes: 

  1. The course description for the course at the time the student took the course. 
  2. A detailed course outline/syllabus for the course completed at the previous institution, in the term that the course was completed (electronic or printed copy acceptable). 

For questions about transfer of nursing professional courses, please contact the Division of Nursing directly.