Welcome Transfer Students!

National Louis University is a great fit for community college transfers. We’re dedicated to teaching busy adults, and it shows in our student population. NLU has partnerships with major community colleges throughout Chicagoland, so the transition is easy. And with our generous transfer credit policy — plus possible credit for work and life experience — your degree may be closer than you think.

A transfer student is defined as one who has earned a minimum of 15 quarter hours college or university work for credit. More than 75% of our undergraduates have transferred credits from a community college or other institution.

Explore NLU’s Transfer Student Scholarships – You can qualify for up to $6,000 a year.

NLU awards various merit-based and need-based scholarships to qualified transfer students, and you don’t need to apply separately for most of these scholarships. They are automatically awarded based on the information in your admissions application. View all transfer student scholarships.

Apply Online today or connect with an NLU Enrollment Specialist to receive step-by-step guidance through the transfer.

Transfer Articulation Guide

To help students transfer credit toward undergraduate programs, NLU has over 100 program articulation agreements with community colleges and other institutions. These agreements allow students who have earned an associate’s degree  from an institution with which NLU has a current and verified articulation agreement to transfer all credits earned as part of their degree to NLU (program restrictions may apply). Students who have not completed associates degrees will be admitted to NLU as transfer students and will have all previous college work evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

The Transfer Articulation Guide provides you with information you need to transfer easily from your community college to National Louis University. Here you will find NLU's general education core and program requirements as well as how to apply courses from your community college to your bachelor's degree at NLU.


See how close you are to finishing your bachelor’s degree at NLU

Students thinking about transferring to NLU can now easily identify how previously taken coursework will transfer here. While NLU’s transfer articulation guide is ideal for showing course equivalencies for programs and schools with which we have transfer articulations agreements, Transferology includes many more institutions and courses, giving more students a more complete picture of how close an NLU degree is! 

Discover the benefits of Transferology!

  • Customize your NLU degree plan.
  • Check what coursework will apply to your degree.
  • Verify what coursework is still required.
  • See how long it will take to finish your degree at NLU.

Your degree might be closer than you think.



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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