Nursing students working in the simulation lab

Transfer Student FAQ

  • You can apply online or contact the Undergraduate Admission Department by phone at (914) 773-3746. ABS students must apply through graduate admissions. Students can contact the department by phone at (914) 422-4283 for White Plains or (212) 346-1531 for New York City.

  • The admissions test is optional for fall 2021 transfer applicants.

    Students who wish to sit for the exam, should register for the HESI Reach 2. The HESI Reach 2 will be reviewed for admission on the basis of seven parts: reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, basic math skills, biology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology. There is an additional section on learning profile that is recommended since it assesses preferred learning styles, and the results will benefit students with study tips and learning techniques.

    View instructions on registering for the test (PDF)

  • The test will be offered Thursday, October 1, 2020–Friday, January 29, 2021 and Monday, February 1, 2021–Friday, May 28, 2021. You are advised to register for the test at least three weeks prior to your desired test date

  • The passing score is 80% or better on the sections listed above. Scores are valid for two years.

  • You should prepare for this test as you would any other standardized test, and we recommend you buy a study guide.

  • Prometrics is the testing center contracted by Evolve. Prometrics has testing sites (PDF) across the country.

    Other information about the test

    • You have four hours to take the test.
    • The charge is $98.65. Payment methods available include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
    • You must bring a valid government-issued photo ID to the testing center. All other personal items must be locked in a locker for test security purposes, so please limit what you bring to the testing center.
    • Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you are late in arriving, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee.
    • If you need to reschedule, you must do so at least five calendar days prior to your appointment, or additional fees or fee forfeiture may apply. You may use the Reschedule/Cancel option on the Prometric's Web site or call Prometric's contact center at (800) 481-6457.
  • The undergraduate RN4 program takes a minimum of three (3) years to complete as long as the student meets the required prerequisites to start the clinical sequence.

  • For current Pace students wishing to apply to change their major to nursing, please make an appointment with the LSN Senior Academic Services Coordinator Elizabeth Colon to discuss program requirements and evaluate your credits. She is located at both the Pleasantville Campus in Lienhard on the third floor, and New York City Campus at 163 William Street, 5th floor, and can be reached at (914) 773-3347 or (212) 618-6006 and emailed at

    Students looking to apply to Pace University for the first time should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission by phone at (914) 773-3746. Students interested in the ABSN program should contact the Office of Graduate Admission by phone at (914) 422-4283 for Westchester or (212) 346-1531 for New York City.

    Please note: Students who wish to apply to change their majors to nursing should read the requirements about the Evolve Reach Admissions Assessment (A²) Exam under the question “Is there an admissions test?” The minimum GPA for transfers and change of majors is a 3.0. Students can only apply to change their major once a year at the end of the spring semester after meeting all the admissions requirements.

  • We appreciate your interest in applying to change your major to nursing. Consistent with best practices in nursing schools across the country, there is a predetermined number of nursing spots in each clinical course to ensure patient safety and to enable our faculty to deliver the highest quality nursing education.

    The Program Director or Senior Academic Advisor reviews the transcripts and Evolve Reach Admissions Assessment scores of all Pace students who apply to change their major to nursing. The decision is then made to accept the strongest students to fill the limited number of spots available.

    The selection process is highly competitive and we admit a very limited number of change of major students to the nursing major. The reason for the limited number of spots available to change of major students is two-fold: The first is that we have many freshmen nursing students who will be advancing to the sophomore-level clinical nursing courses, and the second is that there is a large number of Pace students asking to change their major to nursing.

  • The clinical computation exam is a dosage and calculation math test that is a prerequisite for the clinical courses. Students can prepare for this exam by reading the first two chapters of the most current edition of the book Clinical nursing calculations by Sienkiewicz & Palmunen. The clinical calculations test will be taken after the student has been accepted into the nursing program. The passing score for the clinical computation exam at level II—sophomore standing and entry level to the ABS program is 90% or better. The passing grade for the exam at level III and IV—junior- and senior-level and second and third semester clinically-prepared ABS students is a 95% or better.