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
Undergraduate Paralegal Certificate Program
The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate proposed transfer credits at the undergraduate Paralegal Certificate level:
- Completed at a regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institution
- Credits must be earned with a grade of “C” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
- A maximum of nine (9) semester credits may be transferred from an undergraduate-level program
Note: Transfer credit for Legal Specialty coursework in the Paralegal Certificate must meet the following criteria:
- The legal specialty coursework must carry upper-division academic credit
- The legal specialty coursework must be equivalent in content, length and nature to the University’s coursework
- The legal specialty coursework must be from an ABA-approved paralegal program and taken within the last seven (7) years
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.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate proposed transfer credits at the graduate-level:
- Completed within five (5) years prior to acceptance at NCU, while enrolled at a regionally or nationally accredited institution
- Credits must be earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
- A maximum of three (3) semester credits may be transferred from a graduate-level program to NCU’s Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs
- Must be equivalent to NCU coursework as demonstrated by the transfer course description
Note: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer credit toward the certificate program for graduate coursework completed toward graduate degree at an accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work that is evaluated to be substantially equivalent in content to the required course work in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Note: Credits earned at NCU have the same time limits stated above for migration and application to current programs and degree plans, based on the date the corresponding course grade was posted.