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Transfer Admissions

Make your next chapter a great one

Next Steps

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One-Week Acceptance

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with decisions made within a week of receiving the necessary documentation.

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Credit Review

Your previous academic work is reviewed on a course-by-course basis.

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Competitive Financial Aid Packages

Admitted students are automatically considered for transfer merit scholarships up to $20,000, which can be combined and stacked with other aid opportunities

Academic Credit Review

Within one week of your acceptance, you will receive a detailed credit evaluation for the major to which you have been offered admission.

Transcripts are evaluated by the dean of the division that the student wishes to enter and also by the chairperson of the respective major. The total number of semester hours, or their equivalent, accepted for transfer credit is decided by the dean. All applicable coursework must have been completed with a grade of “C” or better. (All transfer credit decisions are subject to the discretion of the dean.)

A transfer student must successfully complete all the NU degree requirements either through course units completed at NU or those accepted in transfer. At least one half of the academic requirements of the major must be completed at Niagara University.

  • There is no requirement for a minimum number of credit hours a student must complete before they can apply for transfer admission.
  • The philosophy and religious studies requirements for transfer students are based on the total number of credits accepted by the dean for transfer.
  • Transfer students are required to take a REL 100-level course unless they have been granted transfer credit in religious studies.

Common Types of Credit

Types of CreditExplanation of Credits
NUSTEPNiagara University credit offered through local high schools. It should appear on your NU transcript. Ask Admissions if it does not appear on your transfer review.
Transfer CreditCredit taken through other accredited colleges and universities. Official transcripts are required. (“C” grade and 3+ credits required for review)
Advanced Placement (AP)ETS exam-based credit through high schools. (3+ grade required for review)
College Level Exam Placement (CLEP)College Board exam-based credit. (50+ grade required for review)
International Baccalaureate (IB)IBO International Education Program (5+ grade required for review)
Ontario Advanced Credit (OAC)Students who took OAC courses prior to 2003 may be eligible for up to 15 credits of transfer. (70+ grade required for review)
Military ExperienceSubmit your DD-214 to ROTC for review for up to six credits of military experience.
Nicolas Young
The transfer admissions process was easy and was done quickly. The staff were very quick to answer any questions or concerns I had about the process. The financial aid package that I was offered was higher than what was offered to me when I applied as a high school senior.

I have had so many opportunities to be in leadership positions which will help me after I graduate in my career. I have really noticed myself stepping out of my comfort zone in many different ways since starting at Niagara.

Nicolas Young, ‘23
Transfer Student