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.
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.