Nurses, Athletes and Technical School Transfers

Millersville welcomes applicants from technical schools, nursing programs and student athletes. Beginning at a 2- year institution is a common way to save money while pursuing your education. Nationally 60% of students begin their education at one institution and complete their bachelor’s degree at another. Forty four percent (44%) of currently enrolled college students are enrolled at community colleges. Most General Education Course Requirements can be completed at any regionally accredited institution. Over 100 majors and concentrations within majors can be completed at Millersville.


BSN Nursing program

This program is offered in two formats: Traditional and 100% online.

  • Application to the BSN program at MU requires students to have nearly completed an RN degree. Application to MU can be done while you are still finishing the RN degree or Associate Degree in Nursing, and prior to taking the licensing exam (NCLEX). Most nursing applicants have completed an RN degree through hospital based or community college programs. A block of 30 lower level nursing credits is awarded upon completion of an RN degree.
  • Nursing credits may not appear on an initial evaluation but liberal arts credits will likely be included.
  • Courses required for the degree can be found at http://www.millersville.edu/advisement/files/majors/BSN_NURS_SU13.pdf. It is best to apply as a BSN Nursing major, even if you have not yet finished the RN degree and license.
  • Completion of the RN is required prior to taking most Nursing courses at MU. There are a few classes that prospective Nursing students can take at MU, prior to earning the RN degree and license.

Ready to Apply?

For additional information contact Dr. Kelly Kuhns 717-871-5276 or Kelly.Kuhns@millersville.edu.


Student Athletes

Millersville University is an NCAA Division II affiliate and participates in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Eastern Division). The University offers 19 sports teams (7 men’s and 11 women’s). Partial athletic scholarships are available and are coordinated through the coaches. Student athletes can register here and find specific information regarding individual athletic teams and coaches.


Transferring from Trade and Technical schools

Millersville University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and will accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions (see list on left or previous page). Students who transfer from a trade or technical school that is not regionally accredited may be able to “challenge by exam” some courses due their previous experience. Rather than taking the entire course, competency in the subject areas may be demonstrated by successfully passing the final examination or otherwise demonstrating knowledge of the topics covered in the course. The process is coordinated by each Academic Department Chairperson. Contact the chairperson of the academic area for which you wish to challenge a course by exam (i.e. History Chairperson to test out of a History course, Art Department chairperson to test out of an art course, etc.).


Application Process

Millersville operates on rolling admissions and applications are reviewed as they become complete.

Suggested deadlines:

  • March 1 for fall (August) semester enrollment
  • October 1 for spring (January) enrollment

Click here to get complete transfer application details.

Apply Now

After an application has been submitted, students may create an account to check the status of the application online.


Visit Campus

Multiple visit experiences are offered. Take a virtual of campus or come to campus. Click here to find a date that works with your schedule. Transfer Information Sessions are offered weekly and include a 40 minute presentation and optional campus tour. These small groups (4-8 students) cover general information, the application / admission / registration process, credit transferability and Q&A with time for individual one on one questions as needed.


Dual Admissions Programs with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Reading Area Community College (RACC)

The Dual Admission Programs are designed for students who plan to complete an Associate Degree prior to enrolling at Millersville. They are primarily advisement programs that provide ongoing credit evaluations that show how community college credits fit towards a Millersville degree. The program is designed exclusively for students who intend to complete an Associate Degree at one of the participating institutions prior to beginning at Millersville. It is recommended that application be done prior to the completion of 45 college credits. Applications are available from the transfer centers at the 2-year institutions.


Non Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Discount

Academically strong transfer applicants who are non-residents of Pennsylvania may be eligible for a tuition discount of approximately $3,000. The discount is granted to non Pennsylvania residents who have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA at a regionally accredited institution, and have earned at least 12 transferable college level credits when they begin their enrollment at MU. A combined GPA will be calculated for students who have attended multiple post secondary institutions. The discount cannot be applied until the final transfer college transcript is received and processed. Students will be notified of the discount within 5 weeks of receipt of the final transcript. This is a discount, not a scholarship. The amount would be deducted from the tuition bill. Additional details are included with eligibility letters.


Accepting the Offer of Admission

Receipt of the confirmation fee (click here for instructions) leads to the “next steps” of the application process.

Students will be provided with:

  • a degree audit showing where previous credits fit towards the Millersville degree
  • contact information of an academic adviser within their (major) department
  • an invitation to orientation and other special events for incoming transfer students

Advisement and Registration

  • All incoming students who have confirmed their intent to enroll at Millersville are strongly encouraged to contact an academic adviser by phone, email or face to face meeting. Each incoming student will be assigned to an academic adviser within his or her major department.
  • Academic Advisement at Millersville is provided by our faculty members. Click here for a list of advisers.
  • Click here for additional “advisement and next steps for transfer students” information.
  • Registration at Millersville begins in April for the fall and in November for the spring semesters and is on-going through the first week of the semester. It is primarily by credit priority (those with the most credits register first) and is done on-line and does not require a special trip to campus. Special “Transfer Advisement Days” are offered in December and in July for incoming students. Invitations are sent via email. 
  • Web Schedule and Registration Guide

Placement Tests

Placement testing will vary for each incoming transfer student depending on academic background and major.

  • Math: Transfer students who have received credit for a college-level math course should contact the math placement coordinator to see if they must take this test. Email dschultz@millersville.edu, or call 717-871-7668. Click here for additional details.
  • Chemistry: The Chemistry Department does not administer a formal chemistry placement test. Students with math placement test results of 101 or better have the option of registering for CHEM 110 or CHEM 111. Click here for additional details.
  • Foreign Languages: Students who wish to take a foreign language at the 101 or 102 elementary level do not need to take the placement exam. For those who have had 0-1 year of high school FORL, it is recommended that you sign up for 101; with 2 years of foreign language study, we recommend that you register for 102. If students are interested in placement at the Elementary 102 level, please complete the online placement form requesting placement at that level based on your previous language experience. Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted via email with a response to your request.

Contact Information and Helpful Links

Admissions:
www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/index.php
800 MU ADMIT (800-682-3648)
admissions@millersville.edu
717-871-4625

Academic and Student Support Services (Advisement):
www.millersville.edu/services/advisement/transfer-resources/
717-871-5333
adviser@millersville.edu

Athletics
www.millersvilleathletics.com

Undergraduate Transfer Credit Coordinator:
www.millersville.edu/registrar/transferequivalency.php
717-871-5937

Nursing Adviser
www.millersville.edu/nursing/
717-871-5276
Kelly.Kuhns@millersville.edu

Orientation:
http://www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/newlyadmitted/fallorientation/transfer-orientation.php
Office of Transition Programs
717-871-5553
orientation@millersville.edu

Financial Aid:
www.millersville.edu/finaid/studentinfo/transfer.php
717-871-5100
fa.mail@millersville.edu
FAFSA code: 003325

Bursar’s Office:
www.millersville.edu/bursar/
717-871-5101
Bursar@millersville.edu

Military and Veterans Affairs:
www.millersville.edu/finaid/studentinfo/veteran.php
717-81-4343

Learning Support and Physical Disability Services
www.millersville.edu/learningservices/
717-871-5554
Learning.Services@millersville.edu