The University of Rio Grande Office of Admissions evaluates all applications for admissions for first year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate and professional studies students.

Applying for Admission to RN & LPN-RN Programs 

Traditional RN (Associate Degree Nursing)

  • Apply for Fall 2019 Traditional RN
  • Entrance exams to be held in January 2019
  • Application deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019

LPN-RN Advanced Placement Track (On-Campus and Hybrid)

Do not submit more than one nursing program application per academic year (though you may apply for both LPN-RN On-Campus and Online). If information needs to be updated or you wish to inquire about your status, please contact:

 

Step by Step: LPN-RN Students

Step

Submit application

Submit specific LPN-RN Application ((Online – Fall start) or (On-Campus – Summer start))

Submit all official college transcript(s)

Submit final official high school transcript/GED

Submit college transcript(s) if any college courses were taken in high school

Submit ACT scores (if applicable)

File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116

Visit University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

Register for Orientation

Transfer Students

Looking for a university with a welcoming environment, a diverse student body, and generous transfer-credit policies? At the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, you’ll be in great company. Each year, transfer students make up more than 25% of our entering class.

Student who have attended another college or university can be admitted, providing a transcript of all college or university credits, high school transcript (or GED), along with a completed application, is submitted.  Transfer students who have not completed the required English and mathematics courses prior to enrollment at Rio Grande will be required to follow the University placement procedures.  Students holding a college degree are not required to submit a high school transcript.

Because of the unique arrangement between the University and Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande is very transfer friendly toward students graduating or transferring from any of the many community colleges or two-year campuses in the region. Check with the transfer office at your school to see when a Rio representative will be on your campus.

 

Step by Step: Transfer Students
Step

Submit application

Submit Nursing Application (Traditional) Due by the first Friday of January every year

Submit Special program application (DMS, Radiology, Respiratory) Deadline in April 1st (if applicable)

Submit Pharmacy Technician Certificate Application – Deadline August 1st (if applicable)

Submit final official high school transcript/GED

Submit all official college transcript(s)

Submit ACT scores (if applicable)

File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116

Visit University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

Register for Orientation

Transfer Credit Policies

Credit from degree granting institutions: Transfer credit practices, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, will be used as a guide in the evaluation of transfer credit from degree-granting institutions.

TAGs:

Rio Grande will follow all guidelines as provided by the Ohio Board of Regents regarding Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs). Because of the specific major requirements, early identification of a student’s intended major is encouraged.

General Education Requirements: 

Rio Grande will transfer all work, except failures, as they apply toward the general education requirements.

Military service:

Credit will be awarded on the basis of recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE). Veterans and dependents of veterans are encouraged to finalize credit transfer within the first 30 days of enrollment.

External testing programs:

Credit is awarded for achievement of certain minimum scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the Advanced Placement Program.

Major courses:

Transfer work in the area of the major or minor program with a grade of “D” can be transferred only with approval of the appropriate department chairperson.

Grades:

Grades, as recorded on the official transcript from the previous school, will be recorded on the Rio Grande transcript and will be included in the student’s grade point average.

LA 101:

Students will be exempted from taking the Freshman Success class with 20 earned semester hours and 2.0 g.p.a. from another institution.

Associate Degree:

An associate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution will be transferred in total.

Active Duty Military or Armed Forces Veteran

Step by Step: Military
Step

Submit application

Submit final official high school transcript/GED

Submit all official college transcript(s)

Submit official Joint Services transcript

File FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov – School Code 003116

Submit Nursing Application (Traditional) Available after the start of Fall semester. Due by the first Friday of January every year. (if applicable)

Submit Special program application (DMS, Radiology, Respiratory) Deadline in April 1st (if applicable)

Submit Pharmacy Technician Certificate Application – Deadline August 1st (if applicable)

Speak with Veteran’s Office at: 740-245-7357

Register for Orientation

International Students

We will make every effort to make your experience at Rio Grande an enriching one by helping you accumulate knowledge from our vast academic programs, awareness of local and national cultures, and friendships that will last a lifetime. Here at Rio Grande we offer high-quality and high-value education to all students, foreign and domestic. We look forward to reviewing your application materials and having you attend our beautiful campus.

The University of Rio Grande has a rich tradition of educating international students. In addition to the general requirements listed above, international students must also:

  • Submit a certification of finances
  • Schedule a TOEFL examination.

For questions or assistance, please contact:

Step by Step: International Students

Step

Submit application

Submit final official high school transcript

Submit all official college transcript(s)

Submit ACT/SAT (if applicable)

Submit TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

Submit copy of passport

Submit Certificate of Finances

 

Submit Medical History/Immunization Records

 

Submitting Your Graduate Application

Master of Education

  • A completed application for admission: online application, download (pdf), or request a paper copy.
  • An official transcript of credit to be mailed directly to the Graduate Office (Office of Admissions) from an accredited undergraduate college or university of attendance showing completion of Bachelor’s Degree (waived if you are a graduate of the Bunce School of Education at the University of Rio Grande).
  • A copy of a valid teaching certificate or license from a state with a reciprocity agreement with Ohio.
  • Three professional recommendations.

For questions or assistance, please contact:

Step by Step: Graduate Application
Step

Submit Graduate Application

Submit all college transcript(s)

Submit three (3) letters of recommendation

Submit proof of Licensure (if applicable)

Contact Advisor to register for courses

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