Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2218
transferadmissions [at] (transferadmissions[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

Transfer Student

You have big goals. The right college environment can help you reach them.

Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln is the place where you can achieve more. We give you a smoother transfer process, personal academic advising, and an outstanding education rooted in life-changing experiences.


Admission Requirements

Nebraska Wesleyan University uses a broad, comprehensive process to review and select applicants. We examine the rigor of the college you attended and the difficulty level of the classes you took.

  • Must be in good standing at your current college or university.
  • Must have at least a 2.00 GPA.
  • After acceptance, the NWU Registrar will determine how your credits will transfer.
  • Please see Transfer Admitted Student for additional transfer enrollment details.
How to complete your admissions application
  • Apply online free
  • Request your official final high school transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended. NWU recommends ordering electronic transcripts when available. Select Nebraska Wesleyan University as the recipient. We cannot accept student-provided transcripts.
  • Complete the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), entering in the college release and certification section the full name of Nebraska Wesleyan University and College Code 002555.


Will my credits transfer to NWU?

Explore our comprehensive Transfer Course Equivalencies List to see how courses from other institutions will transfer to meet Nebraska Wesleyan course requirements.

This list is not exhaustive so if you don’t see your institution and/or specific courses listed, please contact transferadmissions [at] (transferadmissions[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu) and one of our transfer admissions counselors will be happy to assist you.

Undergraduate credit is granted from regionally-accredited two- and four-year institutions for courses with a grade of “C-” or above. NWU accepts a maximum of 94 semester credit hours from all regionally-accredited institutions. NWU accepts a maximum of 64 semester credit hours from regionally-accredited two-year institutions. Transfer classes with grades of “C-” or above are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

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Get personal attention.

Every step of the way, you get personal academic advising to make sure you stay on course with your goals.

All classes are taught by credentialed professors who are invested in your success. We're committed to seeing you graduate on time, on budget and on track to succeed in your career and your life.

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Connect the dots.

Our core curriculum integrates learning across disciplines, offers experiences beyond the classroom and weaves skill development throughout all course work. 

To find out how your credits transfer, contact our transfer team at transferadmissions [at] (transferadmissions[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu).

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Find your niche.

Choose from 101 areas of study when you transfer to a full-time bachelor’s degree program in Lincoln.

  • Take semester-long courses.
  • Live on or off campus.
  • Participate in campus activities, including intercollegiate athletics.
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Get scholarships.

Everyone who transfers to Nebraska Wesleyan's undergraduate program is eligible to receive ONE of these scholarships:

  1. Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship
    All admitted transfer students receive this renewable $20,000 scholarship, unless they qualify for a different award.
  2. Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships
    PTK students are invited to apply for the NWU-PTK Full Tuition Scholarship. One student receives this award and all PTK transfer students (except the full-tuition recipient) receive a renewable $29,000 scholarship.
  3. Pathways Transfer Scholarship
    Students who transfer from a Pathways Partner college receive a renewable $22,000 scholarship.
  4. Access NWU Full Tuition Scholarship
    Students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant qualify for this renewable full-tuition Access NWU Scholarship.
  5. $1,000 Campus or Virtual Visit Grant
    You automatically receive this renewable $1,000 grant when you tour campus or arrange a virtual visit. (Limit 1).