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Transfer Admission Requirements

Students desiring to transfer to Nicholls State University who attended any postsecondary institution after graduating from high school must meet the minimum admissions criteria. Students are eligible for admission if they have earned a transferrable Associate degree (AA or AS) or higher or meet the following all of the following:

  • have at least 18 nondevelopmental transfer hours of college level credit; and
  • have at least a 2.0 GPA on the college level academic courses; and
  • have completed college-level English and Mathematics course design to fulfill general education requirements*

*A course to fulfill general education requirements is defined as any course that would meet general education requirements as defined in Academic Affairs policy 2.16, whether or not degree applicable and is at minimum a 100 level course as defined at the institution to which the student is transferring.

Please note that students with less than the minimum criteria above MUST apply as transfer students for consideration of admission.

Transfer Exception Policy
We have the opportunity to admit by exception a percentage of transfer students who do not meet the minimum standards but are eligible to enroll in college-level English and math.

Students who are ineligible for admission as a transfer student may complete the Transfer Admissions Appeal Form and submit supporting documentation. Appeal decisions are made by the Director of Admissions or Director of Enrollment Services.

Students will be notified of a web link to download the form for their completion in the rejection email. Students will then either mail, scan, or hand carry in all appeals as well as supporting documentation.

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