Transfer Credit

All bona fide college level courses, appropriate to the program to be pursued, may be applied toward National Louis University’s undergraduate degree programs if:

  • The courses are normally applicable to a baccalaureate program
  • The courses were taken at a regionally accredited college
  • The student received a “C” grade (GPA of 2.0/4.0) or better

Evaluation of transfer coursework toward specific degree program requirements is done by the Office of Admissions and Records in consultation with the academic departments. All credit considered of appropriate level, content and applicability to the degree program being pursued may be accepted for transfer according to established admissions standards.

The following restrictions apply:

  • Only up to three quarter hours of physical education credit may be accepted
  • Up to 60 quarter hours of technical credit may be accepted by the Applied Behavioral Science, Health Care LeadershipManagement and Management Information Systems programs only
  • Students planning to take a mathematics course at another institution must receive written approval before enrolling to ensure the course will be accepted for transfer credit
  • There may be additional limits to the acceptance of different kinds of credit according to the specific degree program

U.S. citizens or resident aliens whose previous academic work was not in the U.S. must obtain official transcripts documenting their work and must provide certified English translations of those documents. In addition, students must submit their foreign credentials to one of several approved foreign credentials evaluation services. Credit will be awarded only after official documents and the foreign credential evaluation service report have been received.


Credit may also be granted for credit recommendations made by the American Council on Education. This includes the council’s military evaluations program and the National College Credit Recommendation Service.