Incoming First-Year Students
Transfer credit guidelines for incoming first-year students
To be eligible for transfer credit, a course must meet our policies and must be a bona fide college course for duly matriculated college students, taught by university faculty, and taken on a university campus. It must not be part of the student's high school program, nor fulfill any requirements for the high school diploma. In addition, courses completed through dual enrollment programs are not eligible for transfer credits. Each course is evaluated individually and, if approved for articulation, awarded the appropriate unit value for the assigned NU course.
Incoming first-year student who take college-level courses after high school graduation but before attending Northwestern, please submit your official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar at to our mailing address or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses completed prior to high school graduation:
- Send your official transcript to the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- Submit an Application for Northwestern University Credit for College-Level Coursework Completed Prior to Graduation from High School for each course completed prior to high school graduation. The form needs to be signed by both your high school (Registrar, Counselor or Principal) and the college you attended (Registrar or Dean).