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To get in touch with the Nowich Registrar's office, call 1 (802) 485-2035, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or email registrar@norwich.edu

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Transferability of coursework taken at other institutions is determined by the Norwich University Registrar’s Office and Undergraduate Admission. Both follow Norwich-wide transfer guidelines.


Articulation Agreements

Norwich University partners with several community colleges to offer those students a transfer credit opportunity. These agreements are held with:

  • ASA Community College
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Bristol Community College
  • Command and General Staff College
  • Community College of Beaver County
  • Community College of Vermont
  • Dawson Community College
  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Digital Forensic Examiner Certification (DCITA)
  • Erie Community College
  • Fayetteville Tech Comm College
  • Herkimer Community College
  • Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Joint Special Operations University
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • New England Chap. American Public Works Association
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • NHTI Concord's Community College
  • Ocean County College
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • SecureSet
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • Stanly Community College
  • SUNY Onandaga Community College
  • SUNY Rockland Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • US Army Special Operation Command
  • Vermont Technical College
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts

Exchange Agreements

How to Get Started

Contact an admissions advisor today to learn more about how your prior education and experience can help you earn your bachelor's degree.


Interested in transferring to Norwich? Find out more about the admissions process and what to do once you’ve been accepted by contacting the Admission Office.

Applying for Admission As A Residental Transfer Student

For on-campus undergraduate students new to Norwich the transfer process begins with Admissions.

Visit Admissions - Transfer Students

Online Degree Completion

Returning to Norwich

Former on-campus undergraduate students who wish to return to Norwich should complete the Readmission Application and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. On the main Registrar’s Webpage, select forms.

Select Forms

Online Degree Completion


There are limits on the number of credits transferred that may be applied to the degree program and major selected.

  • At least one-fourth of the required degree credits must be earned at Norwich.
  • No more than 40% of credits required in courses specified in the discipline of the major may be transfer credit.
  • No more than three of the six required courses specified in the discipline of the minor or concentration may be filled with transfer credit.

Please consult the Transfer Credit Policy for further details regarding transferring credits:

Review Transfer Credit Policy


Once accepted to Norwich, coursework taken off-campus at another institution requires authorization using the Transfer (Transient) Credit Request form. Read the current Transfer Course Policy in the Academic Catalog for transfer requirements.

In general, credit is granted for courses that are:

  • taken at regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities
  • comparable in content, nature, and intensity to course offerings in the corresponding discipline at Norwich

Credit is generally not granted for courses that:

  • were taken at colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited, approved by the Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • are pre-collegiate or remedial courses; e.g., reading improvement, English/math skills courses, developmental courses
  • appear on a transcript with no credit or grade assigned

To receive credit the official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. Institutions that can send an electronic transcript must select the appropriate Norwich transcript sending option; i.e. current student, when available but not to a personal staff member's email address or the student's email address.


Students may consult the Transfer Credit Equivalencies via Banner Web to see how past coursework(s) could be transferred to Norwich.

View Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Be aware that while most transfer courses are still accepted as noted, there are exceptions; faculty may change course content over time, wherein the equivalency may no longer apply. This list is not a guarantee that a course will transfer. It is a guide to show how similar courses have transferred in the past.

To ensure that a transfer will be accepted as an equivalent course at Norwich, students should ALWAYS have the appropriate Norwich faculty approve the transfer courses by using the Transfer Credit Request Form. After securing all necessary signatures on this form, it must be brought to the Registrar’s Office, where it will be placed in the student’s electronic file for reference when the transfer transcript is received.

Download Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF 315KB)

As with most other colleges and universities in the United States, credits earned at Norwich University are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school. (Pursuant to Vermont Statutes Annotated, Title XVI, Statute 176, Sec. 1(c)(1)(C).)

Questions regarding any of this information may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (802) 485-2035.


Where to Start

Contact the International Center to learn about the many study abroad programs available and how to apply.

Contact our office (call us at (802) 485-2035, stop in to Jackman 328, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to review how you can ensure that your courses will transfer.

The only way to guarantee your courses will transfer is to ensure that all courses you take are pre-approved by completing the Transfer Credit Request Form prior to leaving and submitting it to our office.

Download Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF 315KB)

While You’re Away

Courses may change. You may decided to add or drop classes once abroad, or your schedule may change based on placement tests. Make sure to keep us up to date about the courses you’re taking. If your schedule changes at all from the courses you had pre-approved, you should contact us immediately at (802) 485-2035 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Before you return make sure to request that a transcript be sent directly to our office. It is much easier to request a transcript while you are still at an institution than after you have returned.

When You Return

If any of the courses you took abroad were not pre-approved to transfer prior to leaving, be prepared to provide course materials (syllabus, exams, papers, notes) to our office to assist in your transfer evaluation. If you have questions about which courses you may need to provide course materials for please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 485-2035.


Where to Start

Before studying at another U.S. college or university it is important to have any classes you plan on taking pre-approved to ensure they will transfer back to Norwich. There are two ways you can do this:

  • You can review the Transfer Credit Equivalencies as a guide to see how courses you may wish to take have transferred to Norwich in the past.
    • Be aware that while most transfer courses are still accepted as noted, there are exceptions.
    • Faculty may change course content over time, wherein the equivalency may no longer apply.
  • If a course is not listed on the Transfer Guide or you would like written confirmation that the course will transfer, you should get course descriptions for that course and complete the Transfer Credit Request Form.
    • Course descriptions are usually available on college/university websites, or in their catalogs.
    • There are instructions on the second page of the transfer credit request form. Forms must be initialed by the department chair of all courses being reviewed, and the student and their advisor must sign the form.
    • It should then be returned to the Registrar’s Office.

View Transfer Credit Equivalencies

Download Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF 315KB)

For questions on how to have courses at other schools pre-approved, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (802) 485-2035.

While You’re Away

Courses may change. You may decided to add or drop classes once abroad, or your schedule may change based on placement tests. Make sure to keep us up to date about the courses you’re taking. If your schedule changes at all from the courses you had pre-approved, you should contact us immediately at (802) 485-2035 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Before you return make sure to request that a transcript be sent directly to our office. It is much easier to request a transcript while you are still at an institution than after you have returned.

When You Return

If any of the courses you took abroad were not pre-approved to transfer prior to leaving, be prepared to provide course materials (syllabus, exams, papers, notes) to our office to assist in your transfer evaluation. If you have questions about which courses you may need to provide course materials for please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 485-2035.


Will my grades or GPA from my previous institution transfer to Norwich?

No. Only credit will transfer. Your GPA is calculated using only the grades you have received at Norwich.

How is credit awarded?

Norwich University uses the semester system. All academic course work accepted for transfer will be converted into semester hours of credit by our office.

I applied, was accepted, and attended Norwich some time ago but withdrew or was academically suspended.

I now wish to return to the University. Should I apply through your office?

Former on-campus undergraduate students who wish to return to Norwich should complete the Readmission Application and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

Download Readmission Application Form (PDF 277KB)

Former on-campus undergraduate students who were academically suspended and who wish to return to Norwich should complete the Academic Suspension Readmission Application and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

Download Academic Suspension Readmission Application (PDF 117KB)


Advanced Placement (AP)

Learn More: To learn more about Advanced Placement exams and to see how AP scores are currently transferring view here (Download PDF 106KB).

Obtaining Your Scores: If you have taken AP exams within the past five years you can obtain your scores via mail or phone.

By Mail:

Send a check or money order for fifteen dollars to:

Advanced Placement Program-ETS PO Box 6671 Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

By Phone:

1-888-225-5427 or 1-609-771-7300

If paying by credit card the fee is $15.00 If you wish to be billed the fee is $25.00

If you wish to obtain scores for AP exams taken more than five years ago you must order them by mail. You may request your scores be rushed. If you request your scores be rushed the fee is $25.00.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Learn More: To learn more about CLEP exams and to see how CLEP scores are currently transferring view here (Download PDF 126KB).

For further information about CLEP, contact visit the College Board online.

Obtaining Your Scores: While taking the examination, you can list Norwich to be the recipient of your scored. If you have already taken an exam and need to obtain your scores you must request them in writing.

Send the following information :

Full Name & Date of Birth Social Security Number Location & Date of Each Exam Taken Norwich’s Name & College Code (3669)

If you are requesting scores for CLEP exams taken prior to July 1980 you will need to provide both the month and the year the exam was taken.

CLEP-ETS PO Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600

Enclose a check or money order for $20.00 per transcript requested.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Learn More: To learn more about how you might apply your IB coursework at Norwich view here (Download PDF 80K).

In order to be eligible for transfer credit you must receive a grade of 5 or higher.

Obtaining Your Scores: To obtain your IB transcript visit the International Baccalaureate programs transcript request page.

DSST Examinations

Learn More: To learn more about how you might apply your DSST coursework at Norwich view here (Download PDF 90K).

In order to be eligible for transfer credit you must receive a grade of 400 or higher.

Obtaining Your Scores: To obtain your DSST transcript visit the DSST programs transcript request page.

Cambridge Examinations

Learn More: To learn more about how you might apply your Cambridge Examinations at Norwich view here (Download PDF 70K).

Obtaining Your Scores: To obtain your Cambridge Examination scores, complete the Cambridge Examination Transcript Request Form (Download PDF 70K) and submit it to the address below:

By email: Return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Add: ‘Results Transcript Application’ in the subject field.

By post: Results Transcript Administrator Results and Despatches Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge Assessment DC10 Hill Farm Road Whittlesford, Cambridge CB22 4FZ United Kingdom

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