First of all, let's determine your eligibility. As a transfer student, you're eligible for admission to Northern if you:
- Have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and
- Are in good standing with the most recently attended college of university (high school performance also will be considered for applicants with fewer than 24 credit hours)
ACT or SAT score is required only if you're under 22 years old. NSU considers each applicant on an individual basis.
Next, please arrange for official transcripts from all schools you have attended to be sent to NSU Admissions.
If you attended a South Dakota public university within the past three semesters (including summer), no application fee is required and there's no need to send transcripts.
Some restrictions apply as to the number of credits accepted in transfer and NSU institutional credits required for graduation and honors. Please see the NSU Catalog for details.
You're accepted! now what?
Once you're accepted, transfer credit will be evaluated and posted on your NSU transcript per policy found in the NSU catalog and in keeping with S.D. Board of Regents policy. You will be sent a report showing the equivalencies granted. If you think a different equivalency should be given, you may submit a Request for Change of Transfer Equivalency Form along with a syllabus for the class and a change will be considered.
If courses have been evaluated previously, you can find how your credits may transfer to NSU using the Transfer Credit Calculator. This does get updated occasionally, so should not be considered the final determination.
"When I transferred to Northern my sophomore year, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Northern helped me realize my dream and how to accomplish it.
Words can’t express how fortunate and thankful I am to have the support of my family, friends and wonderful professors.
NSU was exactly what I needed to discover the next chapter of my life."
– Ann Schmitt , '18