Applying for IEP Admissions
Students without a score or with a low score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), may apply and receive conditional admission to Northwood to begin classes in their chosen major upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP). Students will take a placement test upon arrival on Northwood's campus and will be placed in the appropriate level of IEP class. Students must apply to the university and be eligible for admission based on high school and/or college grades. After achieving English proficiency through the IEP, a student may move on to his/her desired academic program.
The below are the steps you need to take towards admittance.
Step 1: International Application Form
Start the process with our online application. Step-by-step instructions are given throughout the process. Alternatively, you could use or printable application form and submit it by mail.
Step 2: Academic Transcripts (your past courses with Final grades)
We will need the information about your past courses and final grades. Official transcripts, both in original language and in English are required as part of your application. Original documents become property Northwood University and cannot be returned. English translation of transcripts should be conducted by a certified translation service.
If a high school graduation exam is required in your country, we will also need a copy of that test result as well.
Step 3: Proof of Funds Available
There are three choices for demonstrating proof of financial ability to study in the United States. All documents must be clear and in typed or printed format (not handwritten). Bank stationery must be identifiable and include the bank's address, phone number, and fax number.
1. Financial statement signed by you or your sponsor. If you have more than one sponsor, an official, certified and notarized affidavit of support, including full name of all sponsors, must be sent;
2. Original and official bank statement, updated within the past six months) from you or your sponsor representing funds for at least one academic year (US$35,000). The statement must identify the name of the account holder, their relationship to you, account number, and currency;
3. An original letter from the bank stating the name of account holder, account number, date, currency used, and amount. It must be signed by a member of bank staff whose name, position, and contact information are provided in the letter.
Step 4: A copy of your passport’s ID page
Copy of identification page(s) of your passport as well as those of any dependents you will be bringing into the U.S.
Step 5: Proof of English Proficiency
If you have taken TOEFL, IELTS or other approved tests. Proof of English proficiency is needed to enroll in a standard academic program, but is not required if you plan to study in the Intensive English Program.
Students with a low TOEFL score or no score may be admitted into the IEP or conditionally admitted to a degree program.
Proof of English proficiency may not be required if applying from a country in which English is the native language or if the student has completed non-ESL English academic courses at an approved college or university with C grades or above.
All documents must be posted by mail to our office (address below). Scanned documents sent by email are not accepted.
Mail all required documents to:
Office of Admission
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640
When will you hear about your acceptance?
We will notify you of your admission decision within two weeks after receiving your application materials. Students who are accepted into the University will be sent a letter of acceptance and the I-20 or DS-2019.
- Session I: June – July (five weeks) – MI/FL Campus
- Session II: July – August (five weeks) – MI/FL Campus
- For fall and spring semester dates, please view our Academic Calendar
Tuition cost is $8,000 per semester for the academic year or $3,000 for a five week session.
International students will be considered for an International Student Merit Scholarship upon successful completion of the IEP.
Please check Visa Information on the International Student Admissions page