Transfer Students

Transfer Students 2022-09-29T10:55:57+00:00

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Prepare To Transfer

Transfer Admission Criteria

Students must have a transferable Associate Degree (AA or AS) or higher from a regionally accredited institution.


18 college level hours earned with a 2.0 college level GPA on those hours (this GPA does not include remedial/developmental coursework)


Student must have completed a college-level English and a college-level Mathematics course (with a grade of “C” in both) designated to fulfill general education requirements (Examples: English Composition I AND College Algebra or equivalents.) Transfer students who are ages 25 or older can be admitted needing one developmental course.

No transfer student will be admitted, even by exception, if he/she needs any remedial course work.

If a student does not have the minimum 18 credit hours, they may be admitted based on first time freshman criteria.

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Academic Planning

Checklist for Admission

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Submit official college transcripts from all previous universities/colleges. These must come directly from the previous institution and can be sent to or the following address:
    Office of Admissions
    306 Sam Sibley Drive
    Student Services Center, Suite 235
    Natchitoches, LA 71497

If transferring with less than 18 hours, Submit official ACT and/or SAT (Scores: ACT: 1600 | SAT: 6492)
If transferring with less than 18 hours, Submit official high school transcripts if transferring with less than 18 hours


Transfer Credits

Take a look at the Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix to determine if you have transferrable credits.

Ready to Schedule Classes?

Once you are admitted to Northwestern State University and have submitted all required documents, you can begin scheduling classes. For information regarding myNSU, class registration, and more, please view our Transfer Welcome Packet. If you have questions about any information, please feel free to contact Emily Miller,

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VacantOut of State Recruiter

Recruiter Title Email
Van Erikson Director of Recruiting
Cade Stepp Assistant Director of Transfer Recruiting
Vacant Greater Baton Rouge and Northshore Area Recruiter
Kortney Greer North LA Area Recruiter
Sarah Kay Whitehead Central LA Area Recruiter
Vacant Southwest LA Area Recruiter
Vacant Greater New Orleans Area Recruiter
Forrest Middlebrook Assistant Director for Scholars’ College Recruiting
Vacant Assistant Director for Transfer Recruiting