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. 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 presented for evaluation is reviewed individually, which means that one NU unit is granted for each approved course.
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).