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Transferring Credits In

The first step to transfer credits to Northeastern is to apply for admission. When the application has been completed and processed, any student who has attended another college or university must send their previous college transcripts (from ALL other colleges attended) to the college.

Northeastern must receive the transcripts of college credits directly from the institutions previously attended.

Send official transcripts to:

Northeastern Jr. College
Records Office
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO  80751

Northeastern also accepts official transcripts electronically through Parchment, E-Scrips, or National Student Clearinghouse.   

A student who wishes to transfer to Northeastern from another college may do so provided they have an acceptable academic record and financial aid record from the previous institution(s).

Credits from Accredited Institutions

The college accepts undergraduate college credits transferred from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. When a question exists as to course equivalency or designation, the student will be required to provide a course description from the transfer college at which the course was taken. These transfer credits will be used to fulfill as many course/program requirements as possible.

Only transfer credits with passing grades of A, B, C, S (satisfactory) or P (pass) will be evaluated and transcripted. Courses with a “D” grade will be accepted and transcripted on a case-by-case basis. Students wishing to have a course with a “D” grade accepted must go to the Records Office and fill out the appropriate form. Transfer credits and grades will not be used in calculating an NJC cumulative GPA. 

If courses were taken on a quarter hour basis rather than a semester hour basis, Northeastern will convert them to their semester credit hour equivalency and determine if they meet the college course requirements. If they do not meet the course requirements, a student may have to take additional coursework to fulfill Northeastern's requirements.

Please note: Some degrees or certificate programs may have more restrictive transfer credit evaluation requirements; please contact the Records Office for more information.

All lower division undergraduate credit hours awarded within the prior ten years, will apply towards the completion of the graduation requirements. Credits more than ten years old will receive careful consideration. The Registrar, in conjunction with the department chair of the respective academic divisions, reserves the right to examine any course more than ten years old to determine their currency and applicability to existing curriculum and programming before credit is accepted.

If a course was denied, an appeal process exists by contacting the Records Office. Students wishing to file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education may do so here. Before exercising the Colorado Department of Higher Education complaint option, students must first follow the appeal procedures at Northeastern.