Transfer Policy and Transfer of Credits

Transfer Policy and Transfer of Credits

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Admissions office evaluates transfer credits for students applying for their first undergraduate degree. No nursing courses are accepted for transfer credit.

The Elaine Marieb College of Nursing does not accept transfer or change-of-major students. There is no minor in Nursing.

Veterans can apply for transfer on a case-by-case basis as space allows.

Transfer of Military Credit Policy

UMass Amherst and the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing adhere to the VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy. We use the American Council on Education (ACE), CLEP, and DSST guidelines and apply the same standards to credits for military education as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. The JST military transcript is available in electronic format only and may be requested via the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website.

More information about advanced placement is provided in the University Registrar’s Academic Regulations ( ) and on the Registrar website ( information/transfer-credit).

Training or Service for a Military Health Care Occupation Policy

The Elaine Marieb College of nursing accepts relevant education, training and service completed by an applicant as a current or veteran member of the armed forces or military reserves toward credit for completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

FA 5/17/23


Sue Cassidy