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Admission standards at Northwest Missouri State University are moderately selective. Admission for new freshmen is based on a combination of academic and personal considerations. An applicant's academic accomplishments are a priority and are demonstrated by test scores, grades, class rank and exposure to college prep curriculum. We also look for other qualities such as motivation, dedication to learning, integrity and leadership.
New freshman admission is based on a combination of ACT/SAT score, class rank and GPA. ACT/SAT scores must come directly from ACT or College Board. Northwest does not require the writing component of the ACT. The SAT score used for admission is a combination of SAT Critical Reading and SAT Mathematics scores. Students in the class of 2010 and beyond are required to have followed a college-preparatory curriculum that includes at least 24 units of credit and meet the requirements in either Category I or Category II.
The Enhanced Freshman Seminar program at Northwest was designed for the first-timefreshman who, after thorough and thoughtful review of academic records and transcripts, is believed to have the potential to be successful at Northwest given the proper support. Students selected for participation in this program have identified areas of weakness and must participate in this program in order to enroll as a student at Northwest.
Any student who has previously attended the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing will only be considered for undergraduate admission to Northwest Missouri State University if one of the following criteria has occurred or been met: