Transfer Students

We’re glad you’re considering transferring to Rivier. Our Admissions Counselors are available to help make transferring to Rivier as easy as possible. For assistance, call (800) 447-4843 or (603) 897-8507.

“Transferring to Rivier helped transform me into becoming a leader and helped me build skills for my future.”
– Mallory Johnson, nursing major and transfer student

Transfer students are evaluated on the overall strength of their academic record. A minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average is preferred. Assessment focuses primarily on college work completed at accredited colleges and universities. We may consider your high school record if you have completed less than 12 credits on the collegiate level. We also consider your career goals, life experiences, extracurricular activities, and employment. Rivier has several scholarships available to transfer students.

Transfer Admissions Requirements – Non-Nursing Applicants

  1. Rivier online application
  2. Essay
  3. Letter of recommendation
  4. An official copy of high school transcript or official GED results. The high school transcript/GED is waived for applicants who have earned an associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
  5. Official transcript from each post-secondary school attended.


Transfer Admissions Requirements – Nursing Applicants

  1. Rivier online application
  2. Essay
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Official high school transcripts or GED.
  5. Official copy of college transcript from each institution that college credit was earned.
  6. Prerequisite courses – High school or college Algebra and Chemistry must have completed with a C+ or higher; Day transfer applicants must also have completed additional high school or college math and science courses (such as Geometry and/or Biology) with a C+ or higher, as well as college level A&P I and II 4-credit courses with labs; with a minimum grade of B-.
  7. Passing scores on entrance exam – one of the following is required:
    • TEAS V:  taken within the last two years – we look for a minimum Adjusted Individual Total Score of 69% with an ATI Academic Preparedness Level of “Proficient” or better. Students who do not achieve the required level must wait 30 days from the initial test date to retest. The examination may be repeated one time only. Applicants must retest on all sections of the test when retesting. Scores from more than one test will not be split, mixed or combined. The examination cost is set by the company, and the fee is non-refundable.
    • SAT, 3-part exam : taken within the last six years – minimum combined score of 1450 required
        • Critical Reading:                500
        • Math:                                    500
        • Writing:                                450
    • SAT, 2-part exam: taken within the last six years – minimum combined score of 1060 required
        • Reading/Writing:              530
        • Math:                                    530
    • ACT: taken within the last six years – minimum composite score of 21 required
  8. Cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher
  9. Successful completion of all prerequisite courses, with grades in sciences as noted below

Articulation Agreements

Rivier has articulation agreements in place with schools in the area to ensure that your credits transfer smoothly. Rivier has agreements in place with the schools listed below.

For more information and to view these articulation agreements, click here. 

      • Great Bay Community College
      • Lakes Region Community College
      • Manchester (NH) Community College
      • Middlesex Community College
      • Mount Wachusett Community College
      • Nashua Community College
      • NHTI-Concord’s Community College
      • Northern Essex Community College
      • North Shore Community College
      • River Valley Community College
      • St. Joseph School of Nursing

Rivier accepts up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We will transfer your credits if you received at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 scale and the course(s) is (are) deemed transferrable after an evaluation by the Rivier University staff.