Transfer Admissions Overview

Thinking of transferring to North Central?

We're ready to help! We have an Admissions Counselor on staff to assist you during the transfer process and to help you make a smooth transition to NCU.

A personal note:

Hello! My name is Ashley Kraines and I am here to serve you and your specific needs as a transfer student! If you have any questions please call me at 612.343.4471 or e-mail me at

Application Process for Transfer Students

Transfer students follow a different application process than freshmen.  The specific steps in the process can be found on our Steps to Apply page.

A student is considered a full transfer if they've earned at least 24 college credits after their high school graduation.  Full transfers are not required to submit an ACT or SAT score for their admissions file.  A student is considered a partial transfer if they've earned at least 1 credit but not more than 23 credits after their high school graduation.  A partial transfer is required to submit an ACT or SAT score for their admissions file.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Process

For many transfer students, the most important factor for them is finding out how their credits will transfer.  We would be glad to evaluate your transcripts so we may let you know the answer to this question for you.  The Transcript Evaluator located in the Registrar’s Office will evaluate your transcripts and communicate the results to you within 14 business days.  For admission purposes, you may send your unofficial transcript at first to be evaluated.

Upon completion of courses, please have your official transcripts sent to:

North Central University
Attn: Admissions Office
910 Elliot Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Course Transfer Guidelines

The policies and procedures for transferring credits are outlined below.

  • Only grades of “C-”or better are transferable.
  • The course description must be equivalent to NCU’s course.
  • The course(s) must be required for the major of interest to count towards HG (hours earned for graduation).
  • Degrees do not transfer; courses are evaluated individually.
  • NCU does not participate in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (an agreement that states any A.A. degree is transferable to any 4-year public school in Minnesota and Wisconsin).
  • Courses must be at the college level to transfer (usually with a course number “100” or higher); developmental courses will not transfer (usually with a course number “099”).
  • An official evaluation is done after receiving an official transcript; faxed transcripts or unofficial transcripts can be evaluated, but the evaluation is unofficial until official transcripts are received.
  • The transcript cannot be a grade report.
  • Most official transcripts will have a seal & the signature of the Registrar.
  • Courses cannot be transferred without grades (unless a “P” for “Pass” equals a C- or above); however, the grades do not transfer and therefore do not affect the student’s GPA at North Central University.

Visit our Transfer Credit Policy to find out how we transfer credits for untraditional institutions:

  • Domestic Taxonomy—Provides examples of and explains the different agreements NCU holds with various organizations, including the Military, Master’s Commission, YWAM, ABHE accredited schools, AG endorsed schools, etc.
  • International Transfer Credit— In order to have your international transcripts evaluated you must go through the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). You can download the Request Form for Foreign Education Credentials Service and send all the appropriate paperwork to AACRAO who will send the final evaluations to North Central University.

Graduation Requirement

In order to graduate from North Central University, 27 of the final 33 credits must be taken from NCU. This allows flexibility for students to transfer six of their last 33 credits if they need to.