General Education Requirements with an Associate of Arts Degree Transfer

 A student who enrolls at Northwest Nazarene University with an Associate of Arts Degree from a regionally accredited institution completed prior to admission will receive:

  1. Junior standing
  2. Transfer credit up to a maximum of 62-semester credits from two-year colleges. 
  3. Waiver of all general education requirements, with the following exceptions:
    1. BIBL1100 or an elective in Biblical literature (BIBL) (3 credits) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher
    2. THEO2100 Introduction to Christian Theology (3 credits) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher
    3. KINE1000 Fundamentals of Wellness (1 credit)
      (An equivalent transfer course may be substituted for this requirement.)
    4. HUMN1020 Cornerstone (1 credit)*  
    5. Approved Capstone course (1-6 credits).  See list of approved courses under General Education requirements.
    6. Cultural Competency Requirement: Transfer students are required to complete one course with the Cultural Competency (CC) designation.
    7. Math Proficiency

* All students defined as freshmen in IPEDS must complete the Cornerstone course.  This includes all students who have graduated from high school the year prior to enrollment at NNU, regardless of the number of college credits or degrees earned while in high school.  HUMN1020 will be waived if student is a transfer student with more than 28 transfer credits (earned after high school).

Note: A two-year transfer degree does not guarantee a bachelor's degree completion within two years. Course prerequisites, course sequencing, and upper-division requirements must also be met. The waiver of degree requirements for transfer students with Associate degrees other than the Associate of Arts (AA) will be determined on a case-by-case basis.