Admissions Requirements

Northwestern College seeks students who have the desire for practical career preparation and the ability to achieve academic success. NC has a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical handicap, or religion in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school programs. 

General Guidelines

To be admitted, a prospective student must:

  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED (General Educational Development) equivalency diploma
  • Pass a placement examination administered on campus
  • Complete a personal interview and meet other requirements, depending on the student’s program of interest

Northwestern College does not make admissions decisions solely on the basis of objective criteria. Subjective criteria — including applicants’ on-campus interviews, personal statements/essays, life experience, work experience, personal character, overall suitability for our programs, and likelihood of success — are all considered.