Welcome, Transfer Students!
You're on your way to enjoying all the benefits of a degree from NLU. We'll make the transfer process as easy as possible with pre-arrangements for your academic credits to transfer, a generous transfer credit policy and possible credit for life and work experience.
Follow These Easy Steps to Transfer to NLU
STEP 1: Connect with an NLU enrollment specialist to learn more about your degree options and for one-on-one guidance on how to transfer to NLU.
STEP 2: Apply to NLU at nl.edu/applyonline. NLU offers FREE application to all of our degree programs.
STEP 3: Request your official transcripts from your community college and other institutions you've attended.
Official e-transcripts are acceptable and must be submitted directly from the issuing institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper transcripts must be sent in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution and mailed to:
National Louis University
Attn: Admissions Department
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling IL 60090
STEP 4: Keep informed regarding your admission status. If you apply online you can check on your application status at nl.edu/applyonline. If you apply by mail, contact your Enrollment Specialist for any updates or with any questions.
STEP 5: Connect with your NLU advisor on which courses will transfer to NLU. Your NLU enrollment specialist will connect you with your NLU academic advisor. Your NLU academic advisor will also help you build a schedule to help you and determine how long it will take to earn your bachelor's degree.
In the meantime, you can also visit the NLU Transfer Articulation Guide. 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.
Explore NLU's Transfer Student Scholarships—You can qualify for up to $6,000 a year
NLU provides generous scholarships, including some for specific programs. Take advantage of this benefit and apply for all scholarships appropriate to your degree program.
View all scholarships[+]
Community College Transfer Guides and NLU Partnerships[+]
To help you transfer to one of our bachelor's degrees, NLU has signed more than 100 program articulation agreements with community colleges and other institutions.
These agreements allow students who have earned an associate degree from a community college to transfer all credits earned as part of their degree to NLU (program restrictions may apply). Students who have not completed associate degrees will have all previous college work evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
TRANSFEROLOGY - How Close Are You to Earning Your Bachelor's at NLU?[+]
If you'd like more details on transfer credit you may be eligible for, check out Transferology. This tool will allow you to enter courses you've already taken and then let you know how they will transfer to a baccalaureate degree of your choice. It will also give you information about courses you'll still need to complete and illustrate how long it will take to receive your NLU bachelor's degree. Transferology is a quick and automated way to get your personalized degree plan before your admission to NLU.
While NLU's Transfer Articulation Guide is ideal for showing course equivalencies for programs and schools with which we have transfer articulation agreements, Transferology includes many more universities and courses, giving you a more complete picture of how close your NLU degree is!