Transferring In Credits To Northgate Academy

In compliance with accreditation standards, Excel High School and Northgate Academy will accept up to 75% of transfer credits toward high school graduation. To accept transfer credits we must have an official transcript sent to us directly from a previous school. The sooner we get the transcripts, the sooner we can ensure that the student is in the right classes to meet graduation requirements.

Without an official transcript, students will be required to complete all 21.5 credits with NGA or EHS in order to graduate. 

How to Request Your Transcript from Your Previous School and Have it Sent to Us

Instructions for retrieving transcripts will vary depending on your educational background. Below, we have listed specific instructions from our most common educational backgrounds.

Transcripts from U.S. Schools
Step 1 

Start by calling your previous school or visiting their website to learn how to have your transcript sent to Northgate Academy 

Your previous school will require specific information from you so they can locate your transcript and know where to send it. You can use the Transcript Request Worksheet. to assist you in compiling the important information that your school may require. It might be useful to send this completed worksheet to your previous school by email. This worksheet is intended for previous schools only. Do not send this worksheet to Northgate Academy. 

Your school may have another system for accessing and sending your records. Make sure to follow the steps they require to successfully request your transcript.

Where to have your previous transcript sent:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 952-465-3701
  • Mail: Northgate Academy
    601 Carlson Parkway, Suite 1250
    Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA

Note: Official transcripts can only be received directly from previous schools. Any transcripts sent from a student or other individual will not be accepted as an official transcript unless the transcripts are printed, placed in a sealed envelope by the previous school, and then mailed to NGA by the student without being opened. 

Step 2

Wait for an email from our registrar. Once your previous school has sent your transcript, it may take some time for us to receive it. Transcripts that are faxed or emailed will likely arrive within minutes to hours from when the previous school sent them. Mailed transcripts can take a week or two depending on where they are sent from.

Once our registrar receives your transcript, please allow up to 5 business days for processing. Once it has been processed, you will be notified via email that your transcript is now on file. If you have already completed your enrollment by making your first payment, the transcript will be sent to the auditing department to evaluate and transfer the credits. Please keep in mind that processing times will vary.

What to do if you don’t receive a confirmation email from our registrar:

Follow up with the previous high school to make sure they did send it, when, and by what means (email, fax, mail). If it was sent, feel free to call NGA or send a HDT so we can check on our end.

Additional Information

If your school requires a Verification of Enrollment and Records Request, you can email the registrar’s office providing the following information: Name, DOB/ Student ID, Name of School and Location, Contact Person such as Counselor/ Registrar, Contact Email, Contact Fax. If you need us to place a Scriborder, please email the registrar ( They will request additional information from you in order to make the request. Please note that we cannot request TRs if there is a fee associated with the request.

Transcripts from Schools outside of the U.S

If your credits were earned outside of the United States and your previous school is not accredited by an approved accrediting agency (click here to view the list), your transcript will need to go through a special evaluation process. This evaluation is done by an organization called Scholaro. After the evaluation is completed by Scholaro, they will send the results directly to our registrar. Please follow these steps to have your credits transferred:

Step 1 

Collect your records. Make sure to locate records from all of the schools that you have attended during grades 9-12 (the last 4 grades of school known in the U.S. as high school). We do not need elementary or middle school records for our high school programs. The easiest format for your transcript is .pdf. You also have the option to mail your transcript, but this will make the process longer. 

Step 2

Upload your transcripts to Scholaro. Please use these instructions to submit your transcripts to Scholaro for evaluation. You will want a Course-by-Course evaluation. 

Northgate Academy students, submit your transcripts to Scholaro here

Step 3

Wait and watch your email. Once Scholaro completes their evaluation, they will send the result to your school’s registrar. When the registrar receives your transcript, they will email you to let you know. If you selected the No Rush option, it typically takes 10 business days from the time you submit your transcript to Scholaro for us to receive your transcript. After we receive your transcript it will take another 5-7 business days to process it and transfer in your credits. *Please note that your total credits may change after they are converted to the U.S. credit system and that your transcripts will not be audited until you have made your first monthly payment.*

If you have any questions during this process, please send your success coach an email or give us a call. Your transcripts and credits are very important to us, and we are here to support you as you go through this process.

Homeschool Records

If your credits were earned through a homeschool program that is not accredited by one of the approved accrediting agencies, then a homeschool portfolio process will need to be completed to transfer in any credits. 

Once your portfolio is submitted for evaluation, it will take some time for the process to be completed. If you have questions about the process, please follow up with your success coach.

Credits will be Accepted from these Accrediting Agencies

Northgate Academy will accept credits at face value from schools directly accredited by the following agencies, adopted from (

  • Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools
  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools
  • Accrediting Commission of Educational Institutions (CADIE)
  • AdvancED (Now known as Cognia)
  • Alabama Independent School Association (AISA)
  • American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
  • American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
  • Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
  • Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)
  • Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS/MDDC)
  • Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
  • Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISFL)
  • Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS/CA)
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS/CAN)
  • Catholic School Accreditation Association (CSAA)
  • Christian Schools International (CSI)
  • Christian Schools of Florida (CSF)
  • Cognia
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS/CT)
  • Council of Bilingual Schools (COBIS)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
  • E.A. Sutherland Education Association
  • Episcopal Diocese of Florida
  • Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)
  • Florida Association of Academic
  • Nonpublic Schools (FAANS)
  • Florida Catholic Conference Accreditation Program (FCCAP)
  • Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Schools
  • Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
  • Florida League of Christian Schools
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)
  • Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS)
  • Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GPSAC)
  • Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
  • Iowa Department of Education (IDE)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
  • Indiana State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)
  • Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE)
  • Kentucky Non-Public Schools Commission (KyNPSC)
  • Lutheran Schools Accreditation Commission (LSAC)
  • The Florida-Georgia District
  • Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS)
  • Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
  • Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools, Commission on Elementary Schools (MSA CESS)
  • Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association
  • (MNSAA) Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Accrediting Commission
  • Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA)
  • Montana State Superintendent, Office of Public Instruction (OPI)
  • Montessori School Accreditation Commission (MSAC)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Christian School Association (NCSA)
  • National Commission on Exceptional Schools (NCES)
  • National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Service
  • National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)
  • National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Association
  • National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
  • National Lutheran Schools of America School Accreditation (NLSA)
  • Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)
  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS)
  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
  • New York State Board of Regents
  • North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA)
  • North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation | (CASI/AdvancED)
  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)/AdvancED
  • Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association (OCSAA)
  • Oklahoma Conference of Catholic Schools Accreditation Association
  • Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (OCSDA)
  • Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC)
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
  • Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA)
  • South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)
  • South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE)
  • Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES)
  • The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools
  • Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS)
  • Tennessee Association of Non-Public Academic Schools (TANAS)
  • Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
  • Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
  • Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC)
  • Texas Seventh-Day Adventists School System
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
  • Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities
  • Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA)
  • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA)
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)
  • Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA)