Transfer Students - College of Graduate Health Sciences

Application process

Step 1 – Complete the application

Follow the instructions on How to Apply

Step 2 – Submit additional references and transcripts

Additional references

In addition to the three references required for the application, request two faculty members from the graduate school you attended to each write a letter of recommendation and mail them directly to the Office of Admissions.

Additional transcripts

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

Step 3 – Provide letter of good academic standing

Have the Registrar from the graduate school 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 credit policy

  • The institution where you completed your transfer course work must be accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • You may apply for up to 15 credits (5 courses) to be accepted for transfer.
  • 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.
  • 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 25 graduate credits 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 Graduate Health Sciences does not guarantee transfer of the same courses for another academic program at Northwestern.
  • Transfer policies are subject to change.
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