New students are given directions during move-in.

Students who transfer to Northwestern say our college is exceptionally welcoming and easy to fit into. Regardless of your reason for transferring—whether you’re graduating from a community college or want to find a college that’s a better fit for you—we’ll do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition. 

On average, between 50 and 60 students transfer to Northwestern each year. We accept all qualified courses from your previous institution(s). If you are transferring in 30 or more credits, you need to complete your final 30 credits at NWC in order to receive a Northwestern College diploma.

You’ve been working hard in college.
Find out what your scholarship payoff will be when you transfer to Northwestern. Your college GPA may qualify you for a scholarship ranging from $7,500 to $12,500 per year that you’ll receive automatically when you apply, get accepted and enroll.

Real. Smart. Christian.
Authentic community. Excellent academics. Christ-centered learning. That’s Northwestern College.

We our studentsand our students love us

“The music professors are great. They always make themselves available to help you if you need it. They have high expectations in their classes but make sure to keep it fun as well.”

Andrew Currier ’17 Music major from Ottawa, Kansas

Andrew's story

“As I have started to research the entrance requirements for some of the graduate schools I want to attend, I just have to shake my head and smile because my professors prepared me so well. ”

Chris Sietstra ’17 Psychology and Accounting major from Boyden, Iowa

Chris's story

“I believe that language is one of the most important and beautiful ways that we are able to connect with God. We come to know God personally through his word ... then we share that good news with others in stories.”

Amie Adams ’17 English writing and rhetoric major from Clear Lake, Iowa

Amie's story

“Though the coursework in the sciences is often difficult, Northwestern has created an environment that fosters learning and enables students to be successful. ”

Matt Hillman ’18 Biology health professions major from Post Falls, Idaho

Matt's story

“Studying business has challenged my faith in a variety of ways, and I especially appreciate the business ethics course I took. We were able to discuss difficult scenarios from a Christian perspective, and I have no doubt I will personally encounter many similar situations in my future career.”

TJ Spykstra ’17 Business administration/marketing major from Aurora, Colorado

TJ's story

Making the switch

A transfer student from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota, Maddie Rasche explored attending Northwestern after contacting head women’s volleyball coach Kyle Van Den Bosch.

Maddie's story

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