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Northcentral University and National University are both part of the National University System. We are combining these two institutions because they have complementary strengths and aligned missions. As a result, we will create a strong, single institution that will provide students with a full range of market-relevant programs and more innovative, learning opportunities to prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs today. By combining NCU and NU into one institution, we will have the resources to further advance our position as one of the leading universities for adult learners and enhance our ability to serve students and expand access to an affordable education for decades to come.

The official merger is expected to be completed no later than September 30, 2022.

Current student will experience no changes to their completed coursework and will have the opportunity to complete their program in the same modality. You will not be required to redo completed coursework as a result of the merger.

Programs will not be discontinued due to the merger. Current NCU students will have the opportunity to complete their current program in the same modality.

You will not lose academic credits or units, due to merger, that you have already earned at NCU.

There should not be any negative impact to your previously earned Northcentral University degree. University mergers are not uncommon in higher education and NCU is not closing, shutting down, or failing. NCU is already part of the National University System, and the merger with National University is intended to enhance academic pathways and to grow and diversify degree offerings in addition to delivering superior student services and outcomes. NCU and NU meet similar rigorous University Commission. NU will continue as the official custodian of records for transcripts or employer education verification for former NCU students.

National University will continue as the custodian of records and maintain academic transcripts accurately, based on where you chose to complete your program. NCU diplomas that were conferred prior to the merger cannot be reissued as National University diplomas.