The Registrar's Office, also known as Academic Records and Registration, can help with:
- Program and graduation requirements
- Applying for graduation and review of program evaluation
- Teacher certification processing
- Transfer evaluations
- Sending transcripts
- Registering for classes (we provide academic forms including prerequisite overrides, course overloads, internships/practicums/special projects, add slips)
- Veteran's benefits
- Verifying your enrollment for scholarships, insurance, loan deferments and more
- Information on NSU's Graduation Rates
Welcome to Northern! Please arrange for official transcripts from all schools you have attended to be sent to NSU Admissions.
Some restrictions apply as to the number of credits accepted in transfer and NSU institutional credits required for graduation and honors. Please see the NSU Catalog for details.
As a transfer student, you're eligible for admission to Northern if you:
- Have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, and
- Are in good standing with the most recently attended college of university (high school performance also will be considered for applicants with fewer than 24 credit hours)
ACT or SAT score is required only if you're under 22 years old. NSU considers each applicant on an individual basis.
If you attended a South Dakota public university within the past three semesters (including summer), no application fee is required and there's no need to send transcripts.
Once you're accepted, transfer credit will be evaluated and posted on your NSU transcript per policy found in the NSU catalog and in keeping with S.D. Board of Regents policy. You will be sent a report showing the equivalencies granted. If you think a different equivalency should be given, you may submit a Request for Change of Transfer Equivalency Form along with a syllabus for the class and a change will be considered.
If courses have been evaluated previously, you can find potential equivalencies using the Transfer Credit Calculator link. This does get updated occasionally, so should not be considered the final determination. See how your credits may transfer to NSU using the Transfer Credit Calculator.