Transfer and Second Degree Application Process

Wagner College will consider qualified students who wish to transfer from a college that is accredited by a regional Association of Colleges and Universities. Full junior status may be awarded to students who have earned an associate's degree from an accredited two year college. Transcripts are evaluated by the registrar for credit transfer only after a student has been admitted to the College.

Scholarship available for Phi Theta Kappa students
Wagner College offers an unlimited number of renewable $4,000 per year ($2,000 per semester) scholarships for members of Phi Theta Kappa. Part-time students and students with previous bachelor's degrees are not eligible. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required.
 

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Yes! All transfer students will receive a Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation if you are admitted to the College. The evaluation of your transcript and determination of acceptable units are made by the Admissions Office in accordance with the Dean for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE).
We welcome you to browse our Online Transfer Evaluation System, where you can easily access preliminary information about how your courses will transfer to Wagner College.
Please note that the Admissions office regularly evaluates new courses so if you do not see your institution or a specific course this does not mean that it cannot transfer to our college!
Students transferring in courses from other accredited institutions should expect to receive 1 unit for every transferable 3-4 credit course. Wagner College operates on a Unit system: 1 "unit" signifies the satisfactory completion of work requiring attendance of approximately 3.34 hours in lectures or recitations weekly.
Up to 18 units (approximately 60 credits) may be awarded for credits earned from an accredited two-year institution and up to 27 units (approximately 90 credits) for credits earned from an accredited four-year institution. In the case where a student has attended both a two-year and four-year institution, only 18 of the max 27 units can be transferred from the two-year institution.
Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not be accepted for transfer. Wagner College will accept comparable courses in which a grade of "C" or higher was earned. Please note that specific programs require a higher grade be achieved for transfer credit. (See Nursing Transfer Credit Policy below.)
All Wagner students must complete a minimum of 36 units to graduate. Transfer students should be aware that more than the minimum of 36 graduation units may have to be completed in order to meet major and/or general education requirements at Wagner College.
The last 9 units of any degree must be earned at Wagner College. Units earned through proficiency examinations or life experience cannot be counted as part of the last 9 units of a student’s coursework.
Nursing Transfer Credit Policy:
pre-requisite courses eligible for nursing transfer must have a minimum of a "B-" grade or higher from a regionally accredited institution. All nursing transfer students Must complete at least 1 year of matriculation before beginning nursing courses.

A unit is how we measure credit hours at Wagner College. Most classes at Wagner will count for one unit. For example, a student who is registered for 4 units in a semester is taking 4 classes.


  • Spring Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Fall Priority Deadline: June 1
Students wishing to transfer with less than one year of college completed must also submit their high school records for review. The checklist below outlines the necessary materials for transferring. Please note: Students who were initially denied admission to Wagner College are required to complete one year of college before reapplying.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College or University transcript
  • Official Final High School Transcript(s)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) - optional
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member of your current institution)
  • Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee

  • Spring Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Fall Priority Deadline: June 1
Transfer students may apply for either the fall or spring semesters at Wagner. It is encouraged that student submit descriptions of the courses taken at the current institution to be used by Wagner's registrar during the credit evaluation process. Below is a checklist of necessary application materials, please contact the Admissions Office with questions.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College or University transcript
  • Official Final High School Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member of your current institution)
  • Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee

  • Deadline: February 15
The Physician Assistant program is a combined BS/MS degree program. Students who meet eligibility requirements and have taken all pre-requisites may be eligible for the professional phase of the program. This program only admits students for the fall semester.
Please note that students who wish to transfer from another college or university into Wagner College's PA program must first complete their bachelor's degree. The second bachelor's degree program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than Physician Assistant Studies.  Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree, or who are on track to complete an associate's degree, are not eligible to apply for the Second Bachelor's Degree Physician Assistant program until they earn their bachelor's degree and complete the required prerequisites.
Students begin the program at the start of the professional phase. Successful completion of the program leads to the BS and MS degrees in Physician Assistant Studies and eligibility to take the national certifying examination leading to the title of the Certified Physician Assistant (PA - C). Learn more about the BS/MS program. Due to accreditation requirements, space in this program is extremely limited, thus admission is very competitive.
Second Bachelor's Degree applicants should have completed all prerequisite courses and plan to begin the program at the start of the professional phase; from this point, the program will take three years of full time study.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application for Transfer Admission or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College or University transcript(s)
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
The prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to the start of the program. Please note that the following prerequisites should be taken as stand-alone courses, not combined courses.

Prerequisites for the BS/MS PA Program

Coursework:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
General Chemistry I & II
Organic Chemistry I
Medical Ethics or Medical Anthropology
Biostatistics and Experimental Design or Statistics
Two units selected from the following:
Microbiology
General Pathology
Genetics
**Please note: A laboratory section must be taken as part of any course for which a laboratory section is offered. Lecture and laboratory must be taken concurrently.
Community Outreach:
Minimum of 25 hours per semester of health related community outreach activities (minimum total of 100 hours)
GPA Requirements:
Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Science GPA of 3.0 or higher
Semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
Grade of C+ or above on prerequisite courses
Further information regarding Wagner College's Physician Assistant program and eligibility requirements may be found on the Physician Assistant Department page.
The Admissions Office will conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will be invited to campus for a required on-campus interview in late March.


  • Deadline: February 15
This program is an option for students who have already earned a Bachelor's degree in a different field. Acceptance into this program is contingent upon successful completion of a Bachelor's degree, a GPA of 3.2 or higher, satisfactory completion of all Nursing prerequisites, and a satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI). All requirements must be completed by June 15th. Please click here for more information on the Nursing program.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application for Transfer Admission or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College or University transcript(s)
    • Minimum GPA requirement: 3.2 cumulative
  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses (B- or greater)
    • Biology (4 units):
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (virtual labs not accepted)
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (virtual labs not accepted)
      • Microbiology with lab (virtual labs not accepted)
      • Nutrition
    • One of the following courses:
      • Psychology - Introduction to Psychology
      • Sociology - Principles of Sociology
      • Anthropology - Introduction to Anthropology
  • Satisfactory results on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI)
    • To be taken after initial clearance by the Admissions Office
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $60 non-refundable application fee

  • Fall Priority Deadline: June 1
Current Wagner students interested in declaring Nursing as their major should contact the Nursing faculty.
Students must be matriculated at Wagner College for one year (two semesters; not including summer) prior to beginning Nursing Program.
After one year of matriculation at Wagner College, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, required prerequisite courses (completed with a grade of B- or higher), and a satisfactory score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI) for entry into the Nursing Program. Summer courses between sophomore and junior year will not be considered.
Please submit all of the following:
  • Common Application or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College of University transcript(s)
    • Minimum GPA requirement: 3.2 cumulative
  • Official Final High School Transcript
  • Satisfactory results on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS VI)
    • To be taken after initial clearance by the Admissions Office
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member of your current institution)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee

  • Deadline: January 1
The Theatre program at Wagner is a Bachelor of Arts program in either Theatre and Speech or Design/Technology/Management. Learn more about these programs.  This program only admits students for the fall semester. Between mid-February and mid-March, the Admissions Office will conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will be invited to campus for a required audition or interview.
Please be sure to declare Theatre or Design/Technology/Management as your major on your application. If you list another major on the application, the Admissions Office will not know that you intend to audition or interview, and you will be reviewed as an Undecided student.
Students are also encouraged to audition for the Music Scholarship, and to research alternative Theatre-based options: Arts Administration (a combination of Theatre and Business) and Theatre Studies.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College Transcript(s)
  • Official Final High School Transcript(s)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) (Only suggested for applicants with less than 28 credits/9 units)
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a faculty member from student's current institution)
  • Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee

  • Deadline: January 1
The Music Scholarship is intended for any student, regardless of major, who wishes to pursue a music interest, either vocal or instrumental. Students need not major or minor in Music to receive the Music Scholarship. To retain the scholarship, students are required to participate in an ensemble and take private lessons. To be considered, students must audition with the Music Department.
The Admissions Office will conduct an academic clearance, and those students who pass the clearance will be invited to campus for a required audition.
Please submit all of the following items:
  • Common Application or Wagner Application
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Official College Transcript(s)
  • Official Final High School Transcript(s)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT) (Only suggested for applicants with less than 28 credits/9 units)
    • SAT CEEB code: 2966
    • ACT code: 2984
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a faculty member from student's current institution)
  • Admissions Interview (recommended, not required)
  • $60 non-refundable application fee