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An academic partnership between your college and Northwestern streamlines the path to degree completion and a successful future in integrative health care - saving you both time and program costs.

Partnership benefits offer great savings and support:

3+3 Partnerships: Complete 3 years of required bachelor's degree coursework at one of our partnership colleges and complete 4th year while enrolled in Northwestern's Doctor of Chiropractic Program - reducing the time to attain both degrees by one year. Some colleges refer to this as a 3+1 agreement. (BS/BA degree awarded from undergraduate college.)

2+2 Partnerships: Complete 2 years of required undergraduate coursework and transfer credits toward a BS/BA degree. (AAS/AS degree awarded from undergraduate college.)

Preferred Admittance: Preferred or guaranteed admittance to pre-chiropractic students who meet specified criteria.

Our Northwestern community offers even more:

Transferology

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Our academic partners

Our current partnerships are listed below by state. Transfer guides and articulation agreements (pdf format) are available for curriculum planning with your pre-health advisor.

We are always adding new partners so check back or inquire to see if your college is developing an articulation agreement with Northwestern. (If your college is not currently listed, we may have your university's Pre-Chiropractic Curriculum Guide.)

StatePartnership College TypeTransfer Guide / AgreementDescription
Illinois Lewis University 3+3 DC+BA Biology transfer guide Transfer 30 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BA in Biology at Lewis.
Illinois Elmhurst College 3+3

Articulation Agreement 3+3 BS in Health Science Technology at Elmhurst College t

Transfer a maximum of 32 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Health Science Technology at Elmhurst College

Illinois Elmhurst College Pref. Admit Preferred Agreement BS in Health Science Technology at Elmhurst College to NWHSU

NWHSU will provide preferential admittance to Elmhurst College pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Complete a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree

Iowa Morningside College 3+3 DC+BA Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 30 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BA in Biology at Morningside College. 
Iowa Morningside College 3+3 DC+BS Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 30 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at Morningside College.
Iowa Upper Iowa University 3+3 DC+BS Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 30 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at UIU.
Iowa Western Iowa Tech Community College 2+2 AS Sports Medicine to BS agreement Transfer 71 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS degree in Sports Medicine at WITCC
Minnesota Alexandria Community & Technical College 2+2 AAS Health & Fitness to BS agreement  Transfer 52 credits to NWHSU towards a BS completion in Human Biology from the Associate of Applied Science Health and Fitness Specialist Program.
Minnesota Anoka-Ramsey Community College 2+2 AS Biological Sciences to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Biological Sciences at ARCC.
Minnesota Century College 2+2 AS Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Science Broad Field at Century College.
Minnesota Concordia University, St. Paul 2+2 AAS to BA Exercise Science agreement Transfer 62 credits from NWHSU AAS in Massage Therapy program toward BA in Exercise Science at CSP.
Minnesota Concordia University, St. Paul 2+2 AAS to BS Exercise Science agreement Transfer 62 credits from NWHSU AAS in Massage Therapy program toward BS in Exercise Science at CSP.
Minnesota Concordia University, St. Paul 2+2 AAS to BA Health Care Administration agreement Transfer 62 credits from NWHSU AAS in Massage Therapy program toward BA in Health Care Administration at CSP.
Minnesota Concordia University, St. Paul 3+3 DC+BS Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 24 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor's degree in Biology at CSP. A tuition discount or stipend is available. To learn more, ask your financial aid counselor at either university. 
Minnesota Concordia University, St. Paul 3+3  DC+BS Exercise Science transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 24 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at CSP. A tuition discount or stipend is available. To learn more, ask your financial aid counselor at either university.
Minnesota Dakota County Technical College 2+2 AS Exercise and Sport Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Exercise and Sport Science at DCTC
Minnesota Dakota County Technical College 2+2 AAS Patient Care Technician to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AAS in Patient Care Technician at DCTC 
Minnesota Fond du Lac Tribal Community College 2+2 AA Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA in Health Science Broad Field at FDLTCC.
Minnesota Fond du Lac Tribal Community College 2+2 AA Nursing to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA in Nursing at FDLTCC.
Minnesota Inver Hills Community College 2+2 AS Biology to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Biology at IHCC.
Minnesota Inver Hills Community College 2+2 AS Exercise Science to BS agreement Transfer 52 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Exercise Science at IHCC.
Minnesota Lake Superior College 2+2 AA Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Science Broad Field at LSC.
Minnesota Mesabi Range College 2+2 AS Biology to BS Agreement Transfer 59-60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Biology at MRC.
Minnesota Minnesota State University Moorhead 3+3 Articulation agreement 3+3 MSUM BA Biology Transfer 20.25 NWHSU credits toward completion of Biology BA degree.
Minnesota Minnesota State University Moorhead Pref. admit DC Preferred Admittance Agreement NWHSU will provide preferential admittance to MSUM pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Complete a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree.
Minnesota Normandale Community College 2+2 AA Bioscience to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA with an emphasis in Bioscience from NCC.
Minnesota Normandale Community College 2+2 AS Exercise Science to BS agreement Transfer 55 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Exercise Science from NCC.
Minnesota Normandale Community College 2+2 AS Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Science Broad Field from NCC.
Minnesota North Hennepin Community College 2+2 AA in Biology to BS agreement  Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA in Biology at NHCC.
Minnesota North Hennepin Community College 2+2 AA in Fitness to BS agreement Transfer 55 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA in Fitness from NHCC.
Minnesota North Hennepin Community College 2+2 AA in Health Sciences to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AA in Health Sciences Broad Field from NHCC.
Minnesota Northland Community & Technical College 2+2 AA Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Science Broad Field from NCTC.
Minnesota Rochester Community and Technical College 2+2 AS Biotechnology to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Biotechnology from RCTC.
Minnesota Rochester Community and Technical College 2+2 AS Health Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Science Broad Field from RCTC.
Minnesota Rochester Community and Technical College 2+2 AS Laboratory Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Laboratory Science from RCTC.
Minnesota Rochester Community and Technical College 2+2 AS Natural Science to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Natural Science from RCTC.
Minnesota Saint Paul College 2+2  AS Health Sciences to BS agreement Transfer 60 credits to NWHSU toward BS completion in Human Biology - and complete an AS in Health Sciences Broad Field from Saint Paul College.
Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University 3+3 DC+BA Biology transfer guide Transfer 29 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BA in Biology at SMSU.
Minnesota University of MN-Rochester 3+3 B.S. in Health Sciences to Doctor of Chiropractic Transfer a maximum of 28 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Health Sciences from UM-Rochester
Minnesota University of MN-Rochester 3+3 B.S. in Health Sciences to the Master of Acupuncture Transfer a maximum of 28 credits from NWHSU Master of Acupuncture program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Health Sciences from UM-Rochester
Missouri Avila University 3+3 DC+BS Biology agreement Transfer a maximum of 31 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at Avila University.
Nebraska University of Nebraska at Kearney Pref.
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DC Preferred Admittance agreement NWHSU will guarantee admittance to UNK pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree.
Nebraska Wayne State College 3+3 DC+BS Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 30 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at Wayne State College.
New Jersey Bloomfield College Pref.
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DC Preferred Admittance agreement NWHSU will provide preferential admittance to Bloomfield College pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree.
North Dakota University of Mary 3+3 DC+BS Biology agreement - with addendum Transfer a maximum of 38-45 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at University of Mary.
Ohio Mount Vernon Nazarene University 3+3 DC+BS Biology agreement Transfer a maximum of 33 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at MVNU.
Oklahoma Northeastern State University 3+3 DC+BS Biology agreement Transfer 28 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Biology at NSU.
South Dakota Black Hills State University Pref. Admit DC Preferred Admittance Agreement

NWHSU will provide preferential admittance to BHSU pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Complete a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree.

South Dakota South Dakota State University 3+3 DC+BS Biology transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 26 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor's degree in Biology at SDSU.
South Dakota South Dakota State University 3+3 DC+BS Health Education transfer guide Transfer a maximum of 15 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Health Education at SDSU.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pref.
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DC Preferred Admittance agreement NWHSU will provide preferred admittance to UW-Milwaukee pre-chiropractic students who meet the following criteria: 1) Meet all NWHSU admission requirements 2) Completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree.
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Stout 3+3 DC+BS Applied Science transfer guide Transfer 28 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a BS in Applied Science at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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