General Education - AA Transfer

A student who enrolls at Northwest Nazarene University with an Associate of Arts degree, posted on a transcript 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 2-year colleges.  
  3. Waiver of all general education requirements, with the following exceptions:
    • BIBL1105 or an elective in Biblical literature or Theology (BIBL/THEO) (3 credits).  Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
    • THEO2105 Introduction to Christian Theology (3 credits). Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
    • KINE1005 Fundamentals of Wellness (1 credit). An equivalent transfer course may be substituted for this requirement.
    • Approved Capstone course (1 credit).  See list of approved courses under General Education requirements.
    • Cultural Competency Requirement: Transfer students are required to complete one course with the Cultural Competency (CC) designation. 
    • Math Proficiency

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.