BSN Transfer Course Agreements

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Transfer Courses To SJSU

Are my pre-nursing courses taken (or to be taken) at institutions other than SJSU, counted as equivalent to the required nursing prerequisite and corequisite courses?

You may check for course equivalency (articulation) using the following steps:

  • Visit SJSU Articulation. Scroll down to either School to School Transfer or Course to Course Articulation to find your course equivalency.
  • For courses not listed on the articulation page, may check course equivalency via the Transfer Evaluation System (TES), also located on the main page of Articulation. The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) shows course equivalencies completed at other CSUs or other regionally accredited institutions to meet requirements at SJSU. This list of equivalencies in TES is NOT comprehensive. SJSU continues to update TES with more equivalencies on a regular basis. An official course-by-course evaluation of specific transfer credit will be completed by the admissions evaluation area once a student matriculates at SJSU.
  • If the course is not on TES, a syllabus copy of the course is required for review. You may forward the syllabus to Once the course is approved, it will be listed on TES.

International Degrees

SJSU accepts previous degrees from U.S. regionally accredited institutions. If you have taken transferable units outside the United States, official transcripts from the institution(s) attended must be transmitted to SJSU so that your coursework can be evaluated and transferred accordingly. Please note that we are not able to pre-evaluate your coursework prior to admission. Once you submit your application and all of the documents required to process your application as referenced on your MySJSU "To Do List", we will evaluate your file for admission.

The nursing department does not give credit for courses taken outside of the U.S. unless the degree is accepted from SJSU admissions and the coursework is deemed as equivalent. 

3. Attach an official course description for each course from the institution the course was taken at. Then, select "Finish."

Please note, it may take several weeks to review the form. Please submit forms as early as possible.