Transfer Students

Transfer Students 2021-07-19T07:38:23+00:00

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Academic Planning

Admission Criteria for Transfer Students

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

OR

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

AND

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.*

Checklist for Admission

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Submit official ACT and/or SAT (Scores: ACT: 1600 | SAT: 6492) if Math or English have not been taken
  3. Submit official high school transcripts if transferring with less than 18 hours
  4. Submit official college transcripts
  5. Submit immunization records
  6. Submit Selective Service Registration (males only)
  7. Find your Area Recruiter
  8. Apply for Additional Scholarships. Available through the NSU Foundation and University Leadership.
  9. Apply for Transfer Specific Scholarships.
  10. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (after October 1, 2021). Our School Code is #002021.
  11. Apply for Campus Housing beginning January 13, 2022.
  12. Submit your Meal Plan beginning January 13, 2022. All students residing on campus must have a meal plan.

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?

Contact your Academic Advisor or call the Recruiting Office at 318-357-4503 or email Emily Miller, millere@nsula.edu.

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VacantOut of State Recruiter

Recruiter Title Email
Van Erikson Director of Recruiting eriksonv@nsula.edu
Cade Stepp Assistant Director of Transfer Recruiting Steppj@nsula.edu
Vacant Greater Baton Rouge and Northshore Area Recruiter Richterk@nsula.edu
Kortney Greer North LA Area Recruiter Greerk@nsula.edu
Sarah Kay Whitehead Central LA Area Recruiter Whiteheads@nsula.edu
Vacant Southwest LA Area Recruiter
Vacant Greater New Orleans Area Recruiter
Forrest Middlebrook Assistant Director for Scholars’ College Recruiting Middlebrookf@nsula.edu
Vacant Assistant Director for Transfer Recruiting