Northwest Suburban College
Admissions Office
5999 S. New Wilke Road, Suite # 500
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Transfer Credits

Once official transcripts are received, the following policies may apply to transfer credits:

  • NWSC may transfer up to 25 credit hours with grades of B or higher for the associate programs.
  • Though infrequent, exceptions may be made by the Assistant/Dean of Academic Affairs for courses with grades of C or higher and/or the number of transferred credits.
  • Student advisors will determine transferrable credits and notify the student in writing.
  • Transfer hours can be used towards the new degree, but the transfer credit will not be included in the current GPA.
  • Transfer courses with credits that are greater than the NWSC equivalent course will be given the NWSC course credit amount. Transfer courses with credits that are less than the NWSC equivalent course will be given the transfer credit amount.
  • No credit for coursework completed at another institution will be accepted if the same or equivalent course is taken at Northwest Suburban College.
  • Credits for transfer courses completed more than 10 years before the time of admission may be denied.
  • Transfer credits will be applied to the degree program requirements if the student successfully completes the remaining coursework in his/her major field of study.
  • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the student’s expense by an outside agency, or if an exception is made by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Transferring students may refer to the State of Illinois guidelines.