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Our programs are allowed to review requests for up to nine (9) credit hours for transfer credit. Review does not guarantee credit transfer. A copy of the course syllabus is required for review.

The GRE has been dismissed as an admission requirement for MSN Programs.

Yes. Once your CSU application is forwarded to the department for review, you will receive a link to complete a supplemental application. There is no charge for this application.

All students will be attending and graduating from a University that is regionally accredited by SACSCOC. As a Nursing program, we are nationally accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) through the GICGNE consortium (consisting of Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern University). We have received approval from the University System of Georgia to offer each program independently. Because we have not been separately accredited by CCNE as Universities, both Columbus State and Georgia Southwestern will now need to go through an individual accreditation process.

Students who are transferring from another graduate program in nursing must provide the School of Nursing with official transcripts and a letter of good standing from the Dean or Director of the previous School of Nursing. Students who have earned grades in another program that fall below a B will not be admitted.

The MSN programs follow Intra-Georgia Registration Sharing System (INGRESS) was developed by Information Technology Services as an innovative solution that promotes collaborative partnerships and enables multi-institutional registration. The Calendar can be found at this link:

Students are accepted each semester in Fall, Spring and Summer.

Prospective students should hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE), have a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (regular admission) and a current unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical course requirements will be met.

To find out if Columbus State can deliver an online program in your state, please contact our State Authorization Office at:

All students in this 100% online program are charged the same tuition and fees.

Provide a course by course professional evaluation of your foreign college credits. This evaluation must be completed by a NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny (PDF) or World Education Services. The School of Nursing also accepts a professional evaluation by CGFNS considering they are part of International Consultants of Delaware (ICD), and the agency is a NACES member.

Professional transcript evaluations of college/university transcripts must include a course by course evaluation with GPA calculation.

Please contact the evaluator directly to see what they require to perform your evaluation. We must have an original document provided directly by the evaluation service sent to Columbus State. Transcripts from any U.S. college attended must also be provided.

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