LPN Advanced Placement

LPN Advanced Placement Admission Criteria

LPN Advanced Placement Application

Effective in the Spring 2025 semester, SUNY Corning Community College Department of Nurse Education will begin offering the LPN Advanced Placement option for LPNs again who have acquired their license within the last five years. Those eligible will receive transfer credits for NUR 1200 and NURS 1300, allowing students to complete their program sooner.

The nursing component can be completed in three semesters. Advanced placement is considered on an individual basis after review of LPN coursework, official transcripts, and syllabi. A maximum of seven (7) transfer credits may be awarded and only granted for NUR 1200 and NURS 1300. If the LPN coursework has been awarded in a format other than credit hours (such as clock hours), conversion to credit hours will be conducted. Each course from the LPN program will be reviewed individually and converted using the default option. The total clock hours from the LPN course will be divided by 37.5, and then rounded down to determine the credit hours. For example, if the LPN course totals 120 clock hours/37.5 = 3.2 semester hours = 3 semester (credit hours). Students in the advanced placement option must enroll for a minimum of 27 credit hours, which must be in nursing to attain an A.A.S. degree at SUNY Corning Community College. Students in the advanced placement option must meet the pre/co-requisite general education requirements for all nursing courses.

Applicants seeking admission to the advanced placement option must meet the following admission criteria:

  • High school diploma or GED (High school cumulative GPA of 75% or higher)
  • College cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Qualifying completion of: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I with a lab and English
  • Professional/Educational References (2) (at least 1 must be from a LPN instructor)
  • Admission Essay
  • TEAS score of 62 or higher
  • Graduated from an accredited LPN program within the last 5 years
  • Unencumbered LPN license, initial issuance within the five years prior to admission
  • Successful completion of at least 12 program credits of college level courses with a grade of C or higher which must include Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 1210); this course meets the pre/co-requisite requirement for NUR 1600, NURS 1650 and NURS 1675


The following admission criteria may make the applicant more competitive for admission:

  • LPN coursework cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Recent clinical work experience as a LPN


LPN Advanced Placement Application