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Northwest Missouri State University

Applying for Admission to Northwest

Maybe you plan to design a city, teach second grade or travel around the world. But right now, your focus is to find the right university.

At Northwest Missouri State University, every day is about reaching your full potential. We provide opportunities where you can get excited about your future. We're committed to teaching, advising and providing academic support services. At Northwest, you gain profession-based experience by working with faculty and researchers, or participating in internships or service learning.

Admissions Criteria 

Admission standards at Northwest Missouri State University are moderately selective. New freshman, transfer and returning student admissions are based on a combination of academic and personal considerations. Northwest takes an individual, holistic approach to the review of applications. An applicant's academic accomplishments are a priority and are demonstrated by test scores, grades, class rank and exposure to a college prep curriculum. Admission to Northwest is not viewed as an entitlement based on grades and test scores. Our admissions process combines an examination of academic ability with flexible assessment of an applicant's experience and potential.

Ready to take the next step? 

The first step in the enrollment process is to complete our online application. You have enough things to worry about when planning for college, so we have made our application easy to complete. In addition, to help alleviate costs to you, we do not require an application fee for our domestic students. You can also check your application status at any time, which will help give you peace of mind as an applicant.