Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 65 college-level hours, of which 60 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300, 1 SCH of BIOL 1406, 1 SCH of CHEM 1411 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable towards the Texas State University baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
Note: Texas State University accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree
Note: [Texas State University Requirement] If two years of the same modern language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student’s degree audit.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete, but NOT field of study complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
Field of Study Curriculum for Nursing
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
The Nursing FOS is charged with identifying and recommending to the Coordinating Board the block of courses which may be transferred to a general academic teaching institution for the Nursing degree program into which the student transfers.
Additional information can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0911.PDF?CFID=73277687&CFTOKEN=24657618
Special College Admission Requirements for Texas State University St. David’s School of Nursing
One hundred junior level students are admitted to the program once a year for the fall semester. The application period begins October 1 and ends January 15 for the following fall semester.
To apply for admission you must:
•Be admitted to Texas State University for the fall semester you plan to start nursing school. You must have a Texas State ID number prior to applying to the program.
•Complete the St. David’s School of Nursing application form, provide supporting documents, and submit the application fee.
•Applicant may have a maximum of 18 remaining credit hours (including no more than 8 science credits) to complete in the spring and summer semesters.
•Prior to the application deadline, applicants must complete Anatomy & Physiology I, plus two or more of the five required science courses.
•All non-NURS courses and requirements, including the foreign language proficiency, must be completed prior to beginning the St. David’s School of Nursing.
•Have a minimum of a 2.90 GPA in all prerequisite courses, but a 3.0 is recommended to be competitive in the application process.
•Have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA in required science courses, with a grade of C or higher in all science courses (*BIO and CHEM, excludes Nutrition).
•Applicant may have a maximum of eight attempts (including W’s) on the five science courses, with no more than two attempts on any one science course.
•Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), an assessment of academic preparedness. You may only attempt the TEAS test two times during the application process. You must submit your Individual Performance
Profile(s). Minimum scores are required, and are listed on the St. David’s School of Nursing’s website.
•Submit two copies of a persuasive essay. Reference instructions are listed on the St. David’s School of Nursing Website.
•Submit two completed professional reference forms.
•Two criminal background checks are required prior to admission. A drug screening is also required.
For the updated and detailed admission requirements and application steps, go to: www.nursing.txstate.edu
Additional Texas State University Advising Notes
Texas State University Admission:
1. Submit a completed application, all supporting documents, including an official high school transcript and transcript(s) from every institution attended and application fee, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the stated priority date.
2. For students with fewer than 30 transferable hours: minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework and meet freshman admission standards.
3. For students with more than 30 transferable hours: minimum 2.25 GPA in all transferable coursework, eligible to return to all previous institutions, and be at least one semester out of high school.
Students transferring to Texas State from a community college may elect to follow the Texas State undergraduate catalog that was in effect at the time they enrolled at their community college. Students may also, with the approval of their College Dean, follow a subsequent catalog. Students are reminded to refer to their designated catalog for information related to University requirements for curriculum, graduation, probation/suspension, and other general information.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas State University
This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas State University’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to Texas State. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review Texas State University’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are Texas State’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas State’s 2018-2019 Catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on September 10, 2018