FAQs For Transfers
Questions about Transferring?
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Check out these FAQs to navigate the transfer process with ease.
Transfer Credits & Registering
How can I determine what credits will transfer?
Will I lose credit if I transfer to NNU from a quarter system?
If a student is transferring from a quarter system to NNU, their transferable credits are simply calculated into the semester system. Quarter credits are divided by 1.5 to calculate semester credits.
Will NNU accept college level examination program (CLEP) credit and/or Advanced Placement (AP) credits?
What is the maximum number of credits I can transfer?
A maximum of 62 semester credits or one-half the total required for graduation may be transferred from a two-year school. See NNU’s Undergraduate Catalog for additional information about Two-Year Transfer Degrees. NNU accepts an unlimited number of transfer credits from accredited four-year institutions. In order to graduate from NNU, a minimum of 24 credits must be earned from this institution, including at least 8 upper-division credits in the major. For students transferring in from another institution seeking a second bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 32 credits must be earned at NNU, including at least 10 upper-division credits in the major.
How and when do I register for classes?
As a service to new incoming students, NNU will work on your first semester’s course schedule for you. A major advisor will design a schedule for you based on your transfer work and you will be sent a copy of the schedule for your input and approval. Once you give your approval, NNU will then register you for those classes.
For students transferring for a fall semester, work will begin on your schedule in May or June.
For students transferring for a spring semester, work will begin on your schedule in November (it is important for this semester to get your materials and tuition deposit submitted as early as possible, as the timing of NNU’s Christmas break greatly inhibits your ability to have a schedule if it is not completed prior to that).
During orientation, you will be required to meet with your major advisor to verify your schedule. You will then have the opportunity to make any other schedule adjustments if you haven’t before.
Campus Life & Housing
Can I live off campus?
Does NNU have married/non-traditional student housing?
Apartments and rentals are available for married and/or non-traditional students. Call the NNU properties and rentals manager at 208.467.8633 for more information.
Are transfer students required to attend University chapels?
Yes, all full-time and some part-time transfer students are required to attend chapel. No classes conflict with chapel. Students with children or jobs may qualify for chapel requirement reductions. See the NNU Student Handbook for more information on the related NNU policies. Also, be sure to visit NNU Spiritual Life page to learn more about spiritual life at NNU.
If I play varsity sports, what information do I need to know when transferring to NNU?
NNU competes at the NCAA Division II conference level and does offer athletic scholarships. Varsity sports teams include women’s soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, softball and basketball; men’s soccer, golf, track and field, cross country, baseball and basketball. For more information on recruitment, NCAA compliance and walk-on opportunities, contact individual coaches or call the NCAA Division II Compliance Coordinator, at 208.467.8352. You should also fill out a Prospective Nighthawk form by going to nnusports.com, selecting your desired sport and completing the form of the same name in the upper right-hand corner. As always, an admissions counselor is available to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do transfer students qualify for financial aid at NNU?
How do I apply for financial aid at NNU?
What is the total cost of attending NNU?
Learn more about the cost of attendance at NNU.
Alternative Degree Programs
Does NNU offer special programs for non-traditional, adult and/or working students?
Yes, NNU offers several online and/or evening programs for adult students. These programs have separate application processes and pricing scales from the traditional undergraduate programs. Please see the online overview or call 1.877.NNU.4YOU and ask about our non-traditional programs.