UTI will consider accepting transfer credits or clock-hour credits earned at another accredited postsecondary institution provided that the criteria below are met. An applicant must submit a written request for consideration of transfer credits to the Director of Nursing prior to the start of classes:


  1. The postsecondary institution is accredited by an agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation;
  2. The course or courses being transferred are a part of a practical nurse or registered nurse curriculum that has been approved and accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and/or the National League of Nursing;
  3. The course or courses are determined to be comparable in both content and duration to a course or courses offered by UTI; and,
  4. The course was completed within 2 years of the date that the student is applying for admission into UTI and the student earned a minimum equivalent grade of “B” or 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


If courses are accepted on transfer, the tuition and any fees for those courses will be deducted from the total tuition and the student will be responsible only for the remainder of the tuition and fees.


An official transcript must be sent directly to UTI from the postsecondary institution that the transferring student attended and must be received prior to the student beginning his or her studies at UTI.


Transfer credit is limited to a maximum of 21.73% of the total clock hours for the program and will only be accepted for the following courses:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Communications
  • Ethics and Legal Implication in Health Care


The Director of Nursing will make the determination as to whether the course or courses requested for transfer credit satisfy the above criteria and whether transfer credit will be granted.  Core nursing courses are not transferable. The Director’s decision is final and not appealable.


As indicated in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy section of this catalog, grades earned for transferred courses will not be included in a calculation of a student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA), the clock hours (or converted credits) will be included in a calculation of total clock hours attempted and total clock hours successfully completed. This provision became effective on January 1, 2015.