NCU Catalog - April 2018 
    Jul 27, 2021  
NCU Catalog - April 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate proposed transfer credits at the undergraduate level:

  • Completed at regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Do not exceed a maximum of 90 lower and upper division semester credits
  • Earned with a grade of “C” or better

Credit for Examinations - For the award of undergraduate academic credit, NCU will accept the minimum scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) on all exams offered by:

  • Advanced Placement Credit
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST/DANTES)
  • Excelsior College (formerly Regents College) Exams

In addition, the University will accept the amount of academic credit and the academic level recommended by ACE for a passing score on each of the exams with the exception of Composition exams. A minimum score of 65 is required for the acceptance of a CLEP composition exam for transfer credit. NCU has sole discretion in determining which and how many of these credits will be accepted toward degree requirements. Credit is not given where (1) it duplicates credit previously earned at or accepted in transfer by NCU or (2) it is more elementary than a course for which the applicant has already received credit.

Undergraduate Credit from Foreign Institutions

The University may accept transfer or waive credit if an official course-by-course evaluation from an approved credential evaluation agency is supplied. NCU will accept credential evaluations through any evaluation agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). In addition, credential evaluations by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) are also accepted.