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Alternative Credit Project

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Credit to Kickstart Your NSU Program

If you have stopped out of college, the Alternative Credit Project™ (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Northwestern State University (NSU) will accept towards your degree (up to 90 ACP credits). A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started—a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.

Even if you’re not ready to apply yet, NSU is here to help. We have admissions counselors, financial aid advisors, and academic advisors who specialize in helping students who have started careers or families to come back to school and finish their education.

NSU Admission Overview

We would love to have you join our community. Applying for admission as a transfer student is relatively easy — there is detailed information within the Admissions section of this site. If you attended NSU Name before, you may have a shorter path to readmission. Check out readmission details for former NSU students.

We admit transfer students in both fall and spring semesters. Most students will need to complete an application and supply transcripts for all prior college-level work.

IMPORTANT: You may request your ACP transcript directly from the American Council on Education (ACE).

Tell me more about transferring ACP credit to NSU!

Location:
175 Sam Sibley Dr.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Northwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Specialist’s degrees. It is a member in good standing of the Association of American Colleges and also of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Services for You at NSU

Coming back to school has its own challenges, and we have professional staff ready to guide and advise you. For more information, please contact the Adult Student Specialist in these areas:

Financial aid
Transfer & admission
Academic advising
Writing center
Math tutoring
Counseling and Career services
Student health & wellness
Student life

If you have served in the U.S. military, our Veterans Affairs Office provides additional help on benefits, organizations, and career counseling.