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Northwest Missouri State University

Application Process

Home-Schooled Students

We encourage home-schooled students to apply for admission to Northwest Missouri State University. Home-schooled students will be evaluated similar to those students who attend or are attending a public or private high school. Applicants must have their ACT or SAT results submitted directly from ACT or CollegeBoard. A transcript listing of high school courses and grades in each course is also required for admission.

In order to be accepted, home-schooled students must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. a 21 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) OR
  2. a GED score of 2550 or better (or 255 depending on date of test)OR
  3. a HiSET score of 75 or better.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis. Official ACT/SAT scores directly from ACT or CollegeBoard are required for course placement and scholarship purposes.

GED Applicants/HiSET Applicants

A student may be considered for admission after receiving an equivalency certification meeting the following criteria: a total score of at least 2550 on the GED or a total score of at least 75 on the HiSET. ACT/SAT test scores directly from ACT or CollegeBoard are also required for course placement and scholarship purposes.

  1. Submit official GED/HiSET and ACT/SAT (directly from ACT or CollegeBoard) test results to Northwest.
  2. Have your high school send an official copy of your partial high school transcript.

Assist Program

The Assist Program at Northwest was designed for the first-time freshman 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.

More information on the Assist Program.