Transfer students (those with previous college credits) are expected to have at least a 2.0 (C) GPA in all college level courses to be considered for admission to the University. Catalogs and official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities must be furnished with the application for admission. Failure to provide either will disqualify the applicant. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from each college attended to the NSU Registrar's Office. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts sent by students are unofficial, even though they may carry the college seal or signatures that are placed on official records.
A student may transfer a maximum of 60 credits earned at previously attended colleges and universities toward NSU degrees. Transcripts from all previously attended institutions must be submitted. Only credits on which a student has earned the grade C or above will be transferable to NSU. For purposes of transferring credits, Directors of programs and Chairs of departments will determine equivalence of courses and may also refer cases to the Equivalence Committee if needed. Transferred credits and grades are not included in calculating the GPA at NSU.
Applicants 'who have not participated in formal education for some time or applicants who do not intend to become candidates for a degree may register for credits in undergraduate courses as non-degree students. Applicants are admitted as non-degree students on a semester by semester basis without any obligation to continue. Such students may apply at any time for transfer to a degree program with/without the credits earned as non-degree students. Non degree students may obtain transcripts reflecting credits for the semester(s) attended. A transcript fee will be charged.