At Northwestern College, we are committed to providing you the training you need to help achieve your professional goals. We pride ourselves on having built progressive and effective curricula when it comes to career-based training, but we also believe in the value of each student who walks through our doors. This means that, although our goal is always to help you become marketable and successful as a professional, we never forget who you are — and who we are — in the process.

See below to learn more about the steps you will need to take to apply to Northwestern College.

Admissions Procedures

Following are the steps for applying to the College: 

  1. Attend a career information session with a NC Admissions Coordinator who will help guide you through the process. 
  2. Complete an admissions application for your program of choice. (A $25 application fee will be added to the prospective student’s first quarter tuition when he/she gains entrance to the college and attends classes the first quarter). 
  3. Complete the FAFSA at and meet with an NC Financial Aid Representative
  4. Submit proof of graduation from state-recognized high school/GED certificate, enrollment paperwork and completed/signed Enrollment Agreement. Official proof of graduation must be received by the end of a student’s first quarter in order to attend/register for future terms. 
  5. Contact all educational institutes to arrange for official, signed copies of your transcripts to be sent to: Office of the Registrar, Northwestern College, 7725 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60455
  6. Complete any required entrance/placement examination, unless student has earned an associate degree or higher. 

We notify students about their admissions status once all required documents have been received and reviewed.

Transfer Students 

Transfer applicants from other colleges should contact their former school(s) requesting that official transcripts be sent to: 

Office of the Registrar 
Northwestern College 
7725 S. Harlem Ave. 
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Northwestern College will typically accept transfer credits for courses that were completed in the last 10 years, comparable to NC courses, fulfill graduation requirements, and in which a grade of C or higher has been earned. 

International Students 

Northwestern College welcomes applications from international students. International students residing outside the United States should apply at least 120 days before the quarter in which they would like to start to allow ample time to complete the student visa process. Those transferring from a U.S. school should apply at least 60 days before the intended start date. For more detailed information on steps to take if you’re applying to Northwestern College as an international student, please see our college catalog.