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Graduate and Professional

The Office of Transfer Evaluation Services (TES) provides services to students in graduate and professional programs who wish to transfer credits to NSU and to students who wish to obtain college credits for learning experiences outside the class room.

  • For transfer credit at the master and specialist level, the number of transfer credits is 12 or less, as determined by the individual program or College.
  • For transfer credit at the doctoral and professional levels, the number is limited such that the total transfer credits do not exceed two-thirds of the required credits to complete the degree program, or less as determined by the individual program or College.   
  • A student who wishes to have a course taken at another institution reviewed for transfer credit must submit a copy of the course syllabus to his or her admissions counselor/advisor.
  • A Faculty Review Committee will determine if the transfer course outcomes meet the required outcomes of the NSU course
  • The student will be notified by the college whether transfer of credit has been approved.
  • If transfer credit is approved, the transfer credit will be posted to the student’s academic record. If transfer credit has been denied, the student may submit additional substantial information to the college in order to appeal the decision.
  • If an NSU course equivalency has already been established, there is not need for faculty review. The admissions counselor or academic advisor will notify TES with regard to posting of transfer credit.
  • Credit from NSU coursework can be applied to a current degree as long as the credit is degree-applicable
  • The quality points will not be calculated in the grade point average (GPA).
  • A student who wishes to receive credit for work experiences must submit a portfolio challenging a specific NSU course for credit. The portfolio must include the following:
    • NSU course syllabus
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Written skill inventory that compares the student’s work experience to the equivalent course subject matter. The student’s work experience must match the learning outcomes of the course
    • Documentation including certifications, licenses, trainings, and other relevant information
  • The portfolio is reviewed by a Faculty Review Committee to determine whether the work experience meets the required outcomes of the NSU course.
  • The student will be notified by the college whether the request for transfer credit has been granted.
  • If credit is approved, it will be posted to the student’s academic record. If credit is not approved, the student may submit additional substantial information to the college in order to appeal the decision. 
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