Transfer FAQs

Does an associate degree satisfy my general education requirements at NSU?

State Regents’ policy guarantees that students transferring to an Oklahoma public four-year university with an associate in arts or associate in science degree (two-year degrees) from another Oklahoma public college will have satisfactorily completed all freshmen and sophomore general education requirements at the four-year university.  Exceptions:  Students must demonstrate proficiency in English through satisfactory prior learning credit (AP, CLEP, etc.) or completion of Freshman Composition I and II with grades of “C” or better.  Some majors may require specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements, which may be in addition to coursework completed at the two-year institution.  If a student transfers to a university before completing an associate of arts or associate of science degree, the student must meet the general education requirements of the four-year university.

What is the minimum number of hours needed to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from NSU?

The minimum number of semester hours required for a degree is one hundred twenty-four, of which a maximum of 4 hours can be physical education activity courses.  A minimum of 60 hours, excluding physical education activity courses, must be taken at a baccalaureate degree granting institution, 30 of which must be taken at NSU.  At least forty of the required 124 must be upper division level (3000 and 4000 level) excluding physical education activity courses, and at least 18 hours or fifty percent of your major, whichever is greater, and a minimum of 30 hours at NSU to receive your bachelor’s degree at NSU. Catalog Information

Do I have to have an associate degree to transfer to NSU?

No; students may transfer to NSU at any time.  However, if you transfer to NSU before completing an associate degree, you must complete NSU’s general education requirements.

Are there different admissions requirements for transfer student?

To be considered an undergraduate transfer student, you must have more than six attempted credit hours, excluding remedial courses and credit hours accumulated while concurrently enrolled as a high school student. Transfer students must meet the following requirements:

0-29 hours, 1.7 GPA, plus satisfy all freshman admission requirements

30+ hours, 2.0 GPA

Additionally, students who do not meet the criteria above and have not been suspended from an institution may be admitted as a transfer probation student based on institutionally-developed policies. Admission requirements

Do I have to wait until all my other course work is complete before I apply to NSU?

No! You want to apply as early as possible and submit a copy of all official transcripts, even if you are currently enrolled in classes elsewhere and final grades are still pending. Admissions will evaluate you based on course work you have already completed. You can send your complete transcript after your grades are posted.

How do I apply for housing?

Once admitted, you can log on to the housing portal and fill out the application. Apply for Housing 

I received my acceptance letter, how do I enroll?

Your acceptance letter has the contact information needed to schedule your appointment with Transfer Student Services. We want to provide the best possible services, and you can help make that happen by following the instructions carefully.

Do I need an enrollment and advisement appointment?

Yes! All returning and first-time transfer students must have an enrollment and advisement appointment. NSU provides one on one academic advisement to all students and having an appointment will make that process run smooth. We want you to have the best possible experience and this will help us plan for the day.

What will happen the day of my transfer advisement session?

You will meet with the Transfer Student Services staff to cover university policies and prepare you for the transition to your new Academic Advisor in one of the four academic colleges. On the day of your appointment you will enroll in classes and get your official NSU ID! There are many other service areas you can visit on the day of your appointment, including financial aid, housing, and student engagement.

How will my credits transfer to NSU?

All credit hours will transfer to NSU, provided the credit hours were earned at a college or university that has been fully accredited.  Coursework is evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine whether or not course work satisfies specific general education, major, or minor requirements.  

What will happen to my financial aid when I transfer?

Add NSU’s school code (003161) to your most current FAFSA application and all the information will be transferred. When you are admitted, all correspondence from Student Financial Services will be sent to your NSU greenmail. Financial Aid information

Are scholarships available to transfer students?

Yes! Once you are admitted you can apply for scholarships. There are deadlines for scholarships, so check out the website! Scholarship information