Transfer students have been an integral part of the Northwood University fabric since the earliest years of the school. Some of these students have enrolled at Northwood University after attending a community college; others from four year public and private universities, and some after serving in the military. Students may enter Northwood at any point in their college career.
Regardless of what path brings students to Northwood, our admissions staff will help students apply the credits already earned and the experiences already gained elsewhere into their Northwood curriculum.
Which Kind of Transfer Student Are You?
Transfer students fall into two categories:
- Students who have some college credits from an accredited college or university, but do not have an associate's degree.
- Students who have earned an associate's degree from an accredited community or junior college.
1. Transfers Who Will Not Have an Associate's Degree Before Transferring
An associate's degree is not required to apply as a transfer student to Northwood. If transferring after completing more than two years at another school, Northwood requires transfer students to complete at least 31 semester hours at Northwood. A minimum total of 123 semester hours are required for graduation. Northwood does not require a two-year residency to graduate, as many other schools do.
Northwood's Registrar's Office will review your school transcript(s) to determine which courses will transfer and how many credits will be accepted. Only courses with a "C" or better will transfer.
2. Transfers with an Associate's Degree
The completion of an associate's degree is recommended before transferring to Northwood. This ensures the transfer of all associate degree course credits. Upon admission, junior status is immediately received. Junior status does not guarantee completion of an academic program in two years.
Transfer Articulation Guides (TAG)
Transfer Articulation Guides have been created for many Michigan community colleges.
- View the Transfer Articulation Guides
Transfer Course Equivalency Guides
Transfer Course Equivalency Guides have already been created for all Michigan community colleges. There is a guide for each community college that shows what courses- and how many courses at that school- will transfer to Northwood. These guides are not a comprehensive list of every course that may transfer to Northwood University. If you have a course not listed on the guide, be sure to check with Northwood's Transfer Coordinator to determine transferability.
Financial Assistance is Available
Over 70% of Northwood students receive some form of financial aid. Aid is available through other Northwood University grants, the State of Michigan and the Federal Government. For additional information please visit financial aid area of our website.
If you are considering transferring to Northwood University, it is strongly advised that you contact Northwood's Transfer Coordinator about your courses, credits, and plans for obtaining a bachelor of Business Administration degree in Midland.