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Freshman admission for international students is evaluated on an individual basis. Admission is offered to students who possess academic qualifications equivalent to those required for domestic first-time freshmen. Consideration is given to the courses taken and grades received in secondary school, as well as to results of school leaving examinations and certificates. The integrity of the student's native educational system is respected in regard to the university entrance requirements in the native country. Students not eligible for university admission in their native country will not likely be granted admission to Northwest.
For comparison purposes, admission requirements for domestic first-time freshmen must include the following:
To be admitted as a transfer student, you must have a grade point average of 2.00 or "C." Transfer students with less than 24 semester hours of transferable college coursework will be considered on the basis of both secondary and post-secondary coursework.
The prerequisites for consideration for graduate school are:
Students entering Northwest are required to have a reading, writing, and conversational knowledge of the English language.
If the student's native language is not English, then he or she is required to meet minimum score requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic):
NEPALESE FRESHMEN APPLICANTS: Only a TOEFL score with a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based TOEFL may be accepted for undergraduate admissions.
Students who satisfy other admission requirements but not the language requirement can apply for admission to the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program and tentative acceptance to the university. Students will become eligible for regular university admission after they complete ESL and receive a satisfactory score on the Paper-based TOEFL (see requirements above) or after they provide new score reports that meet the admission requirement. However, students are encouraged to complete the ESL program once they start it.