Transfer Students

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transferring from a FOREIGN UNIVERSITY

We would like to encourage all interested international students to submit an online application, pay the application fee and send the other required documents as early as possible to allow for timely processing of both the application and immigration documents. If you have questions about Visa procedure or immigration documents please contact the International Student Services (ISS). Any other questions about the application process or admission to the University should be directed to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Checklist (Foreign University)

Complete the application and pay the $30 processing fee.

Apply under the TRADITIONAL STUDENT column, click here.

Students who have attended an institution of higher education outside of the United States must send to Nicholls an (1) original official transcript from the institution, an (2) official English translation of the transcript (waived for English speaking countries), and (3) a copy of any diploma/certificate earned

Students are also required to send a (4) course-by-course evaluation by a recognized credential evaluation service. In addition, an English translation of all course descriptions from the school’s catalog of courses listed on the student’s transcript of record should also be sent to Nicholls by the student or school. All transferable international course work will be assigned a grade of either “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” A cumulative grade point average is still calculated from the original transcript for admission purposes.

The companies listed below are recognized by Nicholls State University and qualified to provide a course-by course evaluation of your international academic records.

SDR Educational Consultants
Phone:  713-460-3525
Fax:      713-460-5344
http://nsu.sdr.credentialconnection.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Phone:  414-289-3400
Fax:      414-289-3411
www.ece.org

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Phone: 800-707-0979
Fax:  979-690-6342
www.gceus.com

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
Phone:  305-273-1616
Fax:      305-273-1338
www.jsilny.com

World Education Services, Inc.
Phone:  212-966-6311
Fax:      212-739-6100
http://www.wes.org

For Nursing or Health Profession related credentials:
CGFNS International
Phone:  215-222-8454
www.cgfns.org

University Level English:
REQUIREMENTMIN. SCORE
ACT English18
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing250
IELTS6.5
TOEFL79
ELS level 112Completion

Have your SAT or ACT sent to Nicholls directly by the testing center: 

Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221
Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580

University Level Math:
REQUIREMENTSCORE
ACT Math19
SAT Math Sectiong510
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics250
 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

This requirement is waived for students from a country where English is the native language, ex: Australia, United Kingdom, Nigeria, etc.  OR Transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of English 101.

REQUIREMENT MIN. SCORE
TOEFL79
IELTS6.5
Duolingo100
SAT Writing and Language sub-score28
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500
ACT English18
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing250
ELS level 112Completion
U.S. High SchoolDiploma

All international students must submit documentation showing sufficient financial support.

An (1) Affidavit of Support Form AND (2) a current statement from a bank or financial institution is needed to verify financial ability.

If an applicant provides a recent bank statement, it is NOT required that they have the bank sign and stamp the 3rd section of their Affidavit of Support Form.  

Scholarship recipients may offset this amount with the value of their approved scholarship award.  

All enrolled Nicholls students must provide written proof of immunization. Please complete this proof of immunization compliance form.

In the case of a medical or philosophical exemption, please request an exemption on the 2nd page of the immunization form.

Visit the Health Services Immunization page for more information.

Transferring from a U.S. University or Community College

We would like to encourage all interested international students to submit an online application , pay the application fee and send the other required documents as early as possible to allow for timely processing of both the application and immigration documents. If you have questions about Visa procedure or immigration documents please contact the International Student Services (ISS). Any other questions about the application process or admission to the University should be directed to the Office of Admissions

Transfer Checklist (U.S. University/College)

Complete the application and pay the $30 processing fee.

Apply under the TRADITIONAL STUDENT column, click here.

Applicants must order official transcripts from the university or college being transferred from, and have them sent to Nicholls State University admissions.

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution in question.  

This requirement is waived in the event that an applicant has already completed university-level english at a US College/University

University Level English:
REQUIREMENTMIN. SCORE
ACT English18
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing250
IELTS6.5
TOEFL79
ELS level 112Completion

Have your SAT or ACT sent to Nicholls directly by the testing center: 

Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221
Nicholls’ ACT School Code –158

UNIVERSITY LEVEL MATH
This requirement is waived for transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of Math 101.
REQUIREMENTMIN. SCORE
ACT Math*19
SAT Math Section*510
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics**250

*Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221 or Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580.

**ACCUPLACER testing must be arranged through Nicholls Admissions.

 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

This requirement is waived for students from a country where English is the native language, ex: Australia, United Kingdom, Nigeria, etc.  OR Transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of English 101.

REQUIREMENTMIN. SCORE
TOEFL61
IELTS6.0
Duolingo90
SAT Writing and Language sub-score*28
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing*500
ACT English*21
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing**250
ELS level 112Completion
U.S. High SchoolDiploma
Equivalent of English 101 taken at U.S. University“C” or better

*Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221 or Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580.

**ACCUPLACER testing must be arranged through Nicholls Admissions.

This requirement is waived if the student is from a country where English is the native language, ex: Australia, United Kingdom, etc. It is also waived for transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of English 101.

All international students must submit documentation showing sufficient financial support.

An (1) Affidavit of Support Form AND (2) a current statement from a bank or financial institution is needed to verify financial ability.

If an applicant provides a recent bank statement, it is NOT required that they have the bank sign and stamp the 3rd section of their Affidavit of Support Form.  

Scholarship recipients may offset this amount with the value of their approved scholarship award.  

All enrolled Nicholls students must provide written proof of immunization. Please complete this proof of immunization compliance form.

In the case of a medical or philosophical exemption, please request an exemption on the 2nd page of the immunization form.

Visit the Health Services Immunization page for more information.

Have your Designated School Official, or DSO (usually your international student advisor), complete the second part of the Transfer Form.