Transfer Credits

At NCU, we make transferring seamless. We know you worked hard to earn your credits, and we think you should keep them. That’s why we accept up to 94 semester credits of previous coursework.

When you apply to NCU and send in your official transcripts, we’ll perform an official transcript evaluation free of charge to help you determine which credits will transfer. Shortly after completing your application, we’ll provide you with a credit evaluation, admission decision, and financial aid award (if applicable).

Accepted Credit

Colleges/Universities

Transferable courses must be at the 100-level (or above), taken at a regionally accredited college (up to 30 transfer credits from a nationally accredited college will be accepted) and with a grade of C- or higher.

Credit for Work or Life Experience

You may be eligible for college credit based on previous work or life experience. Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program, you can earn up to 30 credits for learning you’ve gained outside of the traditional classroom. Once you’ve been admitted to NCU, you can explore which pathway is right for you.

Recognized Certifications

You can earn college credit through recognized certifications, professional licenses you’ve earned, or other workplace training that have been reviewed and approved by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students must submit an official ACE transcript in order to earn credit.

Military Training

Based on your military experiences and training, you may have college credit recommendations to apply toward a degree requirement or program of study. The first step in the process is to request a copy of your military transcript. For more information on requesting military transcripts, click here.

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)

Students who have received training through Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) may be eligible to receive college credit. There is no set maximum on the amount of credit accepted, but all accepted credits must fulfill graduation requirements. DPSST training records should be sent to an Enrollment Advisor for evaluation.

Testing Out

Advanced Placement (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores are accepted for credit by Northwest Christian University. Please review the table below and submit scores to the Office of Admissions.

 

CLEP Exams

AP Credits

Preparing to Transfer

Want to make the most of you time while enrolled in community college? NCU partners with community colleges around the state to provide a clear path to further your education. We recommend completing your AAOT or following one of the transfer guides below to help streamline the transfer process. Enrollment advisors are also available to help develop individual transfer plans for any schools or programs that are not listed below.

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT)

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) satisfies all NCU general education requirements with the exception of Bible and Christian Theology requirements as well as any prerequisites needed for a major.

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides will help you make the most efficient use of your time and money spent on courses while enrolled in community college. If you have questions regarding these guides or transfer of credit, please contact the Office of Admissions at 541-684-7343 or adultdegree@nwcu.edu.

NCU holds these agreements with the following schools and organizations…

Central Oregon Community College – AAS Nursing

Chemeketa Community College – AAS Nursing

Clackamas Community College – AAS Nursing

Klamath Community College – General Education

Lane Community College – AAS Business Management; AAS Human Services; AAS Nursing; General Education; Psychology Equivalencies; Teacher Education Prerequisite Equivalencies

Linn-Benton Community College – AAS Nursing

Mt. Hood Community College – AAS Nursing

Portland Community College – AAS Nursing

Samaritan Health Services –  Critical Care Internship

Southwestern Oregon Community College – AAS Nursing

Sumner College – ADN (Nursing)

Treasure Valley Community College – AAS Nursing

Umpqua Community College – General Education

Don’t see your school or program listed above? Attended multiple schools? Don’t worry. We know you’ve worked hard to earn your credits – and we’ll work hard help you keep them. NCU is here to help make your transfer process seamless.


For questions regarding transfer credit please contact the Office of Admissions at 541-684-7343 or adultdegree@nwcu.edu.