Prerequisite Course Articulation

Wondering what courses you need to take at your local community college, CSU or UC to meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated BSN (ABSN) or Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN) programs? Use the tool below to find out.

Step 1: Select the program you’re interested in. Select one or all three programs.

Learn more about which program might be right for you using the links below.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for students without a bachelor’s degree and 66 units of transferable coursework)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field)
  • Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field)

Step 2: Select the school(s) you’ve attended. Hold the CTRL/Command key to select up to three schools at a time.

Step 3: Hit Submit—and voila!

A note of caution

Samuel Merritt University receives applications from students from many more schools than you will see represented in this tool. We can’t possibly evaluate every course at every school. If there is a course that is not included in our tool that you would like us to evaluate, we’d be happy to take a look. Send us a course description to along with the school it’s from and the program requirement for which you would like it to be reviewed.

Similarly, if a course number or department changes (which is more common than you might think) or you see a course that doesn’t seem right, let us know by sending an email to

Lastly, this tool is a work in progress and is meant to point prospective students in the right direction. For a complete evaluation of your coursework, we highly recommend that you attend an information session and ask an admission counselor for a review of your transcripts. If you’ve already attended an information session, we’d welcome the opportunity to meet with you one on one to discuss your educational options.

To view the list of articulation courses, please select your academic program and then select your previous school.