Below is a quarter matrix that lists the courses that will transfer to Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) from Columbus State Community College (CSCC) and The Ohio State University (OSU). Courses also can be transferred from other colleges/universities as well. Transfer credit is granted based on the college/university course grade of “C” or better, total credit hours for the course, and the course description. Science courses must be completed within the last five years in order for transfer credit to be granted.

NOTE: Mount Carmel College of Nursing reserves the right to change any course requirements. You must apply and be accepted to MCCN before any transfer credit will be officially awarded. MCCN has designed an integrated curriculum, and students are strongly encouraged to complete coursework, especially science courses, at MCCN.

Freshman Curriculum

MCCN Course/Num CSCC Course/Num OSU Course/Num
SCIE 123*
Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 261 ANATOMY 199 or EEOB 235
SCIE 124*
Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 262 EEOB 232
SCIE 103*
Organic Biochemistry
CHEM 112, 113, or 172 CHEM 102 or 122
SCIE 125*
Microbiology
BIO 215 MICRBIOL 509 or 520
ENGL 110
English Composition
ENGL 101 & 102 or ENGL 111 ENGLISH 110
HUMN 110
Comparative Religions
HUM 270 COMP STUD 270
PSYC 101
General Psychology
PSY 100 PSYCH 100
SOCL 101
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 101 SOCIOL 101


Sophomore Curriculum

MCCN Course/Num CSCC Course/Num OSU Course/Num
PSYC 225
Human Growth & Development
PSY 240 HDFS 364
SCIE 220*
Nutrition
HOSP 153 or BIO 253 HUMN NTR 210 or 310
SCIE 230/231 & SCIE 290/291*
Physiologic Alterations I & II
BIO 263 + 2 credit Independent Study at MCCN N/A


Junior Curriculum

MCCN Course/Num CSCC Course/Num OSU Course/Num
HUMN 320
Ethical & Moral Issues
PHIL 130 PHILOS 130
HEALTH 320
Health Statistics
MATH 135 STAT 135

* Both Anatomy and Physiology must be complete to receive credit for SCIE 123 and SCIE 124. Mount Carmel College of Nursing does not accept BIO 1121 or BIO 1122 as equivalent transfer credit from Columbus State Community College.

Credit will not be granted for science courses completed at another institution more than five years prior to Mount Carmel admission and enrollment.

For students who are home schooled, the following requirements apply:

  1. Application: Be sure to indicate “home-schooled” in the section of the application for name of high school.
  2. Application fee of $30
  3. Essay Topic (Select one of the three outlined in the application)
  4. Activities & Interest Resume
  5. Submit a personal statement discussing academic preparation and detailing any unique experiences, academic or otherwise, which speak to the student’s preparation for college.
  6. Submit written verification from the appropriate school district that the student has been excused from compulsory attendance for home education (signed by the school district superintendent).
  7. Submission of ACT or SAT scores
  8. Submit a transcript or written list, with grades, verifying that the student received the following instruction:
    • 4 English courses
    • 3 Math courses (including Algebra II)
    • 3 Laboratory science courses (including Chemistry and Biology)
    • 3 Social science courses
    • 2 Foreign language courses
    • 1 Visual or performing art course
  9. Submit home school course content descriptions (i.e. syllabi) along with a list of textbooks or other basic teaching materials.
  10. Official GED score report
  11. If the student has taken college courses, provide college transcript
  12. Submit one letter of recommendation from either a coach, employer, pastor, sponsor of an extracurricular activity, or teacher of any kind of private instruction (e.g. music lessons, etc.)

All application materials must be received by the regular freshman application deadline of April 1st.

Non-Ohio residents must follow the above requirements regardless of home state guidelines

The transcript or written list of courses taken must be signed by the school certifier and notarized.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, official records cannot be obtained, the student may petition the Director of Admissions for an interview in order to be considered for admission.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing(MCCN) offers students direct-entry into the nursing program upon acceptance. A MCCN student’s status (freshman year-senior year) is determined based on the sequence of courses that he/she has successfully completed, as opposed to the number of credit hours that he/she has taken. (Please see the pdf.)

A student can start sophomore nursing courses only if he/she has completed the MCCN freshman curriculum even though he/she may have credit for courses in MCCN sophomore curriculum, junior curriculum and/or senior curriculum.

Spring Semester (January) and Summer Session (May) admission is based on space, curriculum and overall academic performance. A limited number of eligible new students can enter MCCN at sophomore status or higher after current MCCN students are placed and available space is assessed. The majority of MCCN new students enter Fall Semester (August) at freshman status because there is more space available.

MCCN students need a minimum of 12 credit hours to have full-time status in the Fall and Spring Semester. The same applies for Summer Session. If a student has transfer courses that are equivalent to any of the MCCN freshman, sophomore, junior and/or senior courses, transfer credit is granted. A student must have a grade of “C” or better in order for the course to transfer. However, the student’s admission status may not change.

There is some flexibility with general education courses in order to maintain full-time status. For example, if a student has transfer credit for English and Psychology, which are in the MCCN first semester freshman curriculum, from another college/university then he/she could possibly enroll in Cultural Anthropology (from the second semester sophomore curriculum) for full-time status in the freshman year. (A transfer applicant may use the MCCN curriculum sections to self-evaluate possible status based on his/her completed and/or pending collegiate level courses that are equivalent to the MCCN curriculum. An applicant must be admitted to MCCN for any transfer credit to be granted.)

However, the more credits a student transfers from another college/university the less likely he/she is to be full-time. If he/she is not full-time, one or more of the following situations could occur:

  • reduced options for certain financial aid/scholarships
  • removal from parents’ insurance, depending on student’s age
  • earlier repayment of student loans that may have already been incurred at a previous college/university.