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NLU Transfer Guide & Other Information

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 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

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 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.

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Community College Transfer Guides and Partnering Institutions [+]

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.

» View all NLU community college transfer articulation agreements

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!

Get Started Today!

Start your journey at NLU now. You can Apply For Free Today or connect with an Enrollment Specialist.



    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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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