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NKU Credit Estimator

Transferring in credit from a prior or current institution? Use NKU’s fast and easy credit estimator to find out what your courses will transfer in like at NKU. You may be closer to your degree than you think!


About NKU Course Codes

Once you determine the NKU equivalencies for your transfer courses, you will find yourself with a list of NKU course codes, which are letters and numbers that correspond to NKU courses. Here's how to make sense of NKU course codes:


Specific NKU Courses

Course codes that consist of letters followed by only a number (such as ENG 101) are specific NKU courses. You will find these courses in the Undergraduate Catalog. Go to the "Course Descriptions" section to find the descriptions.


General Education Credit

Course codes that begin with DAW or TM, or end with 100G or 200G, are NKU general education waivers that award credit for certain Foundation of Knowledge categories, which all students complete as part of their degree requirements.


Elective Transfer Credit

Course codes that end with 100T200T300T, or 400T are elective transfer courses that might apply to specific academic disciplines, unless the prefix is UND (undetermined). Either way, you receive credit hours toward graduation.

Note: Courses labeled PEND (pending evaluation), NCD (need course description), and NCS (need course syllabus) are considered elective transfer credit until their equivalencies can be determined. For courses labeled NCD or NCS, students are strongly encouraged to deliver or mail to us the description from the catalog and/or the syllabus.


Developmental Courses

Course codes that have numbers beginning with 0 (such as MAHD095) are developmental courses, which NKU does not consider to be at the college level. You will not receive any credit hours toward graduation for these courses.

After your acceptance, your academic advisor will help you apply equivalencies to your program of study.

Course equivalencies are provided online as an unofficial guide and are subject to change at any time without notice. You will be sent an official course-by-course Transfer Credit Evaluation after your acceptance to NKU.



Advisor Resources

Advisors who would rather use TEDS to determine unofficial equivalencies are able to do so by visiting the link below. 

Transfer Equivalency Determination System (TEDS)