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Transferring Credit to Northwest

Northwest has dedicated transfer advisors to guide you through the process and answer your questions. Transfer advisors are available to you through any point- the earlier the better! Chat with a transfer advisor to learn about classes you should take before and after you transfer. Email to ask questions, or schedule a call or Zoom session!  

Transferring credit to Northwest is easy! Northwest accepts an unlimited number of credit hours and will accept all transfer credit if:  

  • The credit is from a regionally accredited institution 
  • The course is not developmental or remedial in nature 
  • The course is not designed for vocational/technical credit (unless pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree) 

Transfer students are required to complete at least 30 hours at Northwest, along with all major and minor requirements. Your advisor will be there to guide you along the way!

Check Out How Your Credits Will Transfer!

Check Out How Your Credits Will Transfer!

This tool allows you to look up classes that have been equated to Northwest classes in the past and/or find various transfer guides between other institutions and Northwest.

Transfer Equivalency System 

*The transfer equivalency system allows you to view classes that have been equated in the past. It does not constitute an agreement or contract. Official credit evaluation is determined by submission of final transcripts

Frequently Asked Questions

The course I took at my previous Institution is worth more credit hours than the direct equivalent at Northwest, how will it transfer over?

Your course will transfer over to Northwest for the amount of credit hours it is worth at your previous institution. Ex. I took College Algebra at my current institution for 5 credit hours and the equivalent Northwest course is only 3 credit hours. The course will transfer for 5 credit hours.

Is there a limit on how many of my credits can transfer to Northwest?

There is no limit on how many credits can transfer to Northwest.

How are my quarter hour credits transferred over to semester hours at Northwest?

Conversion Table

Quarter Hours Semester Hours
1.0 0.7
1.5 1.0
2.0 1.3
2.5 1.7
3.0 2.0
3.5 2.3
4.0 2.7
4.5 3.0
5.0 3.3
5.5 3.7
6.0 4.0

What are Northwest’s minimum transfer requirements?

  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.00 from all transfer institutions (including dual credit)
  • Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours

Will Northwest accept my technical credit?

Technical credit can only be transferred into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. 

I’m looking up the courses I have taken and I cannot find my institution and/or my courses. Will they transfer?

If you cannot find your home institution or courses you have taken it does not mean they will not transfer to Northwest. We are still building this Transfer Equivalency System and they probably have not been added and/or reviewed for equivalency yet. If you cannot fund your institution or courses, please contact Transfer Services and we will look further into it for you.

What is an official transcript, and how do I request one?

An official transcript is an authenticated record of your academic history. Contact your previous college(s) to request that they send one directly to us.


Please note that the Transfer Equivalency System is regularly updated and revised. The information provided is based on previously transferred courses, serving as a helpful guide but not an exhaustive list. For an accurate assessment, an official transcript evaluation is required upon admissions to determine transferable credit.