Transfer Students - College of Chiropractic

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Application process

Step 1 – Complete the application

Follow the instructions on How to Apply

Step 2 - Submit references and transcripts

Faculty references

At least two of your references must be faculty members at the college of chiropractic you previously attended.

Additional transcripts

In addition to the transcripts required for the application, have any other chiropractic institutions you attended send official transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions.

Step 3 – Provide letter of good academic standing

Have the Registrar from the chiropractic institution you attended send a letter directly to the Office of Admissions indicating you are in good academic standing and could continue studies at that institution.


Transfer policy – College of Chiropractic

  • The institution where you completed your transfer course work must be accredited and recognized by the Council on Chiropractic Education and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Courses may transfer to Northwestern if you have received grades of C or better.
  • You will not be allowed to transfer to Northwestern if you are on academic probation or have any other academic restrictions.
  • Transfer courses must have similar course content, name, length and objective, and correspond to courses within Northwestern’s chiropractic curriculum. The college Dean, Associate Dean or designee at Northwestern will determine comparability.
  • All courses submitted for transfer must be applied for and posted to your Northwestern academic record prior to your enrollment.
  • You must complete a minimum of five trimesters of resident study at Northwestern prior to graduation.
  • Excessive student debt may be a factor in your ability to transfer.
  • Approval of transfer course work for the College of Chiropractic does not guarantee transfer of the same courses for another academic program at Northwestern.
  • Transfer policies are subject to change.
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