Students who transfer to Northwestern say our college is exceptionally welcoming and easy to fit into. Regardless of your reason for transferring—whether you’re graduating from a community college or want to find a college that’s a better fit for you—we’ll do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition. 

On average, between 50 and 60 students transfer to Northwestern each year. We accept all qualified courses from your previous institution(s). If you are transferring in 30 or more credits, you need to complete your final 30 credits at NWC in order to receive a Northwestern College diploma.

You’ve been working hard in college.
Find out what your scholarship payoff will be when you transfer to Northwestern. Your college GPA may qualify you for a scholarship ranging from $7,500 to $12,500 per year that you’ll receive automatically when you apply, get accepted and enroll.

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Authentic community. Excellent academics. Christ-centered learning. That’s Northwestern College.

We our studentsand our students love us

“Northwestern’s social work professors are always willing to listen to students, so when we’re in the classroom, we are encouraged to think and learn together.”

Chie Lee ’18 Social work major from Osaka, Japan

Chie's story

“Nursing is a profession that allows me to mix my love of science and service with compassion for people. ”

Jessica Howe ’17 Nursing major from Orange City, Iowa

Jessica's story

“My professors are very caring and want to get to know me outside of class. One of my favorite memories so far has been when I went with the rest of my Calculus 1 class to Professor Westenburg’s house for a Christmas dinner.”

Levi Letsche ’17 Math major from Marcus, Iowa

Levi's story

“I have learned a new appreciation for God’s design through my kinesiology classes. It is amazing how he made us, how all the systems complement each other, and how well everything works together.”

Sonya Hagberg ’17 Exercise science major from

Sonya's story

“The music professors are great. They always make themselves available to help you if you need it. They have high expectations in their classes but make sure to keep it fun as well.”

Andrew Currier ’17 Music major from Ottawa, Kansas

Andrew's story

Making the switch

A transfer student from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota, Maddie Rasche explored attending Northwestern after contacting head women’s volleyball coach Kyle Van Den Bosch.

Maddie's story