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Credit Evaluation

Upon your transfer to Northwestern, the Registrar's Office will evaluate your transfer credits. Once your transfer credits have been evaluated, you will receive an email message from the Registrar's Office that includes a link to your transfer credit evaluation. The evaluation shows:

If you receive credit for a course that closely approximates one taught at Northwestern, then the relevant course number will be indicated on your credit evaluation. If you receive credit for a course that does not closely match any Northwestern course, then just the department name and the course level (100, 200, or 300) will be indicated. If you think your credits should have been articulated differently or have questions about the articulation, you should discuss this with a College Adviser in the summer prior to matriculation or early in your first term at Northwestern.

Some of your transferred coursework may have already been designated during the initial transfer credit evaluation as applicable towards a general degree requirement. You may petition for additional transfer coursework to be applied toward a foundational discipline and/or toward perspectives on power, justice, and equity. You can discuss this process with a College Adviser during the summer or once you begin your studies; click here to begin the petition process.

Note that no courses need to be reviewed for the College Seminar requirement because this is waived for transfer students. The first part of the written and oral expression requirement, the First-Year Writing Seminar, is also waived. Students must plan to complete the second part of written and oral expression through designated coursework at Northwestern; you cannot petition for a transfer course to count toward advanced expression.

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