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.

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

We our studentsand our students love us

“I wanted a college that would not only challenge me academically and athletically, but spiritually as well. Northwestern does all three! ”

Madison Bertman ’18 History major from Adel, Iowa

Madison's story

“With a focus on academic breadth as well as depth, a Northwestern education provides students with a variety of skills that enable them to become more marketable to potential employers. ”

Austin Warren ’18 Computer information systems major from Norfolk, Nebraska

Austin's story

“I love all the sociology professors and really enjoy their teaching methods. They keep class exciting and interesting.”

Rebecca Quade ’18 Criminal justice major from Kingsley, Iowa

Rebecca's story

“I have met so many nice people and made a lot of good friends who have left a major impact on my life. I felt like I have discovered a family here.”

Poulina Tran ’19 Computer science and mathematics major from Hanoi, Vietnam

Poulina's story

“Being in a setting like Northwestern, where faith is incorporated into essentially every aspect of campus life, has really helped strengthen my faith. ”

Nnenna Nwaelugo ’19 Biology health professions major from Aboh-Mbaise, Nigeria

Nnenna'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