Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

Students desiring to transfer to Nicholls State University who have graduated from high school and attempted college coursework after graduation must meet the minimum admissions criteria listed below:

  • earned a transferrable Associate degree (AA or AS) or higher


  • earned at least 18 non-developmental hours with at least a 2.0 college level GPA on those courses; and
  • have completed college-level English and Mathematics

Students who wish to transfer to Nicholls, but do not have the minimum 18 college level hours earned must also meet the admissions requirements for first-time freshman.

Additional Information

  • All students are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all requirements.¬†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.
  • For more information about transfer students, please visit