Transfer Students - General Information

General rules for transferring in to our Nursing program.

ONLY students who are currently or who have previously participated in an Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program AND can show their participation on their official transcripts are eligible to transfer in.

Our program can only accept students who have ONE or fewer failures in another program.  If you have two or more failures in another or other programs, you are not eligible to attend the Victor Valley College ADN program.

The education code allows applicants to transfer only lower division units to a community college.

Each student requesting transfer of nursing units will be individually evaluated by the Full Time Nursing Faculty Committee to determine appropriate placement in the VVC program.  Placement will be made on a space available basis and be determined by the course content and number of nursing degree units completed.

  • You must have attempted at least one semester in the program you wish to transfer from.
  • Your transfer placement is determined by comparing the course content of the program you are transferring from to the curriculum for Victor Valley College’s ADN program.


Transfer students may be placed in Nursing processes 1, 2, or 3 depending on coursework completed in their prior program.  Students will need to complete at least two semesters at Victor Valley College to be awarded their Associates Degree in Nursing.

To apply, applicants will need to:

  • Have a passing TEAS score (70 or better) within their first two attempts in the last 5 years.

  • Have a letter of good standing from the program you are or were attending.  This will be sent directly from the program to our Nursing program.

  • Prerequisites must have a minimum grade of C and applicants must have an overall GPA for their prerequisites of 2.5 or better.

  • There is a 5 year recency for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology at time of application.

  • Submit official transcripts from all other schools where you took nursing courses as well as where you completed your prerequisites.

  • Submit your application and supporting documents during one of our transfer application periods (Spring or Fall).

NOTE: The Full Time Nursing Faculty Committee only meets during our Spring and Fall semesters.

Application packet will include:

  • Coursework worksheet.

  • Demographic worksheet.

  • Unofficial transcripts with coursework highlighted.

  • Competencies/skills checkoff.

  • Nursing course description (from college catalog).


Step 1 Review our prerequisites and verify you meet them. NOTE: CLEP test results are not accepted.  If you have questions regarding specific coursework, please Email our nursing counselors ( a copy of your unofficial transcripts along with your specific questions. You will need to apply to Victor Valley College before our counselors can review your transcripts.

Step 2 Discuss with your current nursing program to see if you can get copies of your competencies and a letter of good standing.  You will upload copies of your competencies with your application.  Your program will forward your letter of good standing directly to our Nursing program.  Your current program can submit a letter of good standing either electronically or by post.

For electronic submissions they will Email 

For physical submissions they will mail to:

Victor Valley College

Attn: Nursing Department

18422 Bear Valley Road

Victorville, CA 92395


Step 3 Apply to Victor Valley College and have your official transcripts sent to Victor Valley College.  Please see our Admissions and Records page ( for details.

Step 4 If you have taken the TEAS, have your TEAS results forwarded to Victor Valley College.  For directions on how to do this and to request their transfer, please see the ATI website ( 

NOTE: We do not accept HESI results.

Step 5 Complete the Transfer application on our Nursing page during our transfer application period.  This will include uploading your unofficial transcripts with your coursework highlighted, your competencies and skills check offs, and the course descriptions for your coursework.

NOTE: We do not accept links or URLs for course descriptions.  You will need to save the pages as PDFs to attach.

Students will be notified by our Full Time Nursing Faculty Committee if they can be placed in the following semester.

Step 6 IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN THE TEAS before are are eligible to be placed, you will be scheduled to take the TEAS with our other ADN applicants.  You will need to score a 70 or better to be placed.  Please see our Application Dates / Meetings page for test dates.