A member of orientation staff welcomes new students to campus.

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

“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

“This program makes sure that when we graduate with a degree in education, we are sharp, elite, and can perform the way teachers are supposed to: like heroes without the cape.”

Stephan Sanford ’18 Physical education major from Pomona, California

Stephan's story

“I believe that language is one of the most important and beautiful ways that we are able to connect with God. We come to know God personally through his word ... then we share that good news with others in stories.”

Amie Adams ’17 English writing and rhetoric major from Clear Lake, Iowa

Amie's story

“My public relations major is like a dynamic tool I can apply to any of the things I am passionate about, whether it be sports, charity, the environment or health.”

Brianna Petrauskas ’17 Public Relations major from Castle Rock, Colorado

Brianna'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

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

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