Discover You @ NU?
You've taken the first step to attaining a bachelor's degree from an accredited university offering a specialized business curriculum. We're dedicated to personal attention during the admissions process and throughout your university years. You will be a part of a close knit community. The Northwood community allows you to discover your strengths and explore your creativity, and most of all, build a network helping you advance in the business profession.
We welcome admissions from traditional and transfer students, adults returning to college, and international students. The admissions team is ready to assist you through the process and to engage you in an experience we call The Northwood Experience. If you haven't already, check out Why Northwood?
Northwood considers many factors in the admissions policy. Northwood University recommends that candidates have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the business world. The first step is to complete the Online Admissions Application and provide the required documents as explained in the online application.
The following areas are evaluated for admission to Northwood University:
- Cumulative high school and/or college GPA
- ACT Composite Score and/or SAT Critical Reading + Math Score
- Class ranking
- Extracurricular activities, community involvement and work experience
- For students who do not meet regular admissions requirements, conditional admission is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Admissions InformationAdult Degree Programs | Guest Students | Home-Schooled Students | International Students | Transfer Students
Home for the summer? Want to get ahead in your college coursework? Northwood welcomes guest students from other colleges. Admission is granted for a temporary basis so you can take courses while you're home.
How do I become a Guest Student?
Obtain and complete a Guest Student application from Northwood and have your home college Registrar's Office approve it. The normal admissions process is waived. Students must request in writing to Northwood's Registrar's Office that an official transcript be sent to their home institution following completion of the course(s).
How does a Northwood student become a Guest Student at another college?
Students must complete a Guest Student application at the Northwood University Registrar's Office. Only credits transfer to Northwood - grades do not transfer.
Students must request in writing to the guest institution's Registrar's Office to have an official transcript sent to Northwood University.
For applicants who have participated in home school programs, the following must be submitted to Northwood University's Admissions to evaluate the application:
- An application for admission
- Academic portfolio
- Transcripts of all courses taken including syllabi, course evaluations, and grades for each subject in conformity with standards required by the state of residency OR certified results of the GED
- Transcripts of any/all traditional high school work
- Results of the ACT Composite Score and/or SAT Critical Reading + Math Score
- Applicants who do not hold a high school diploma may be admitted by successfully completing the GED examination. ACT and/or SAT scores are required of all applicants.
As an international student, your presence at Northwood University enriches our institution in many ways. You provide a diverse perspective on the different cultures that make up our world and your experience and knowledge enrich our classroom discussions and learning. About 7% of the Texas Campus is comprised of international students. Make Northwood your home.
How to Apply
In choosing to study at Northwood University, you will achieve a successful, career-oriented education at one of America's premier business education institutions. Northwood fully recognizes that business today spans regional and national boundaries, and we have worked to offer a course of study that is well adapted to the competitive conditions of the international marketplace. To apply, fill out an Online Application or print a paper application (.pdf), and print and submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances Form.
If submitting a paper application, include a non-refundable $25 application fee. The application fee is waived if you apply to the undergraduate program online.
English proficiency is an important consideration in admissions decisions and an important factor in student success when studying at Northwood University. Northwood University accepts scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS exams for measuring English proficiency.
Students who wish to have TOEFL scores sent directly to Northwood University campuses should use the following Institutional TOEFL code 6499. View the TOEFL and IELTS websites for more information about these exams.
Visit our International Students site for more information about transcripts, TOEFL and IELTS requirements, the Affidavit of Support, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policies and procedures. Our international advisors are also available to answer your questions.