International records may require translation and/or evaluation prior to being considered. Transcripts submitted from other institutions become a part of the student’s permanent file and are not returned or copied for distribution.
Transfer credits are granted for high school-level (or above) classes only – typically designated with a number of 100 or higher in the course abbreviation code.
Caution: Be sure to research the courses you desire to transfer to NorthStar Academy with the college or university of your choice, as the credits may not satisfy the college’s entrance requirements. NorthStar Academy cannot be held responsible for transfer credits that do not align with NorthStar Academy courses which are known to be accepted by a vast majority of colleges and universities in the United States. If you have any questions about this, please contact NorthStar Academy’s Academic Advising Office.
Students transferring to NorthStar Academy are required to take at least 25% of their coursework with NorthStar Academy in order to be eligible for a NorthStar Academy diploma. Even students who transfer in eighteen (18) or more credits from another accredited institution will be required to take at least 25% of their coursework at NorthStar Academy. (This translates to a minimum of 6 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Standard Diploma and a minimum of 6.5 NSA credits for students planning to earn the Advanced Diploma.) Students who wish to graduate from NorthStar Academy must be actively enrolled in NorthStar Academy during the academic year in which they complete the NorthStar Academy graduation requirements.
NorthStar Academy accepts credits from other institutions that are accredited by the State Department of Education, Department of Defense, a church diocese, and/or a regional accrediting association. An official transcript must be provided to NorthStar Academy for credits and grades to transfer to NorthStar Academy. To be considered official, NorthStar Academy must receive the transcript directly from the accredited school. Grades earned through accredited programs appear on a NorthStar Academy transcript with a numerical grade and are also calculated in a student’s cumulative GPA.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to request that a transcript be sent to NorthStar Academy within 3 weeks of the student’s start date.
Credit can be transferred to NorthStar Academy from a non-accredited school.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to request that a transcript and any other required documentation be sent to NorthStar Academy within 3 weeks of the student’s start date. Contact the Academic Advising Office to confirm that all documents have been received.
Credit can be transferred to NorthStar Academy from a foreign or international school.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to request that a transcript and any other required documentation be sent to NorthStar Academy within 3 weeks of the student’s start date.
As of the 23-24 school year, NorthStar Academy will evaluate transfer homeschool credit only upon entry to NorthStar for diploma-seeking students in 9th-12th grade. NorthStar will no longer evaluate homeschool coursework completed through dual enrollment after the student’s initial course start date with NorthStar Academy.
If approved, the Academic Advising Office will notify the supervisor of how the course will fit into NorthStar’s graduation requirements.
If approved, the course will be listed on the student’s NorthStar course plan along with any remaining requirements needed to verify instruction and to verify learning.
Homeschool credit is only awarded for the purpose of transferring to NorthStar as a diploma-seeking student. NorthStar Academy is not a credit bank and is not a homeschool umbrella. NorthStar Academy reserves the right to remove transferred homeschool credits should the student transfer to another school or transition to non-diploma seeking status for any reason.
It is the supervisor’s responsibility to obtain all required documentation and submit it to NorthStar Academy’s Academic Advising Office for review. Course work completed at the elementary school level through grade 8 (or equivalent) is not eligible for review as transfer credit, except for Algebra 1 if completed at the high school level.
NorthStar Academy reserves the right to award or deny credit based on the information obtained through credit requests, communication with the student or supervisor, and independent research.
Please contact NorthStar Academy’s Academic Advising Office with other questions pertaining to the transfer of non-accredited course work.