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Northwest Missouri State University

Application Process

For Transfer Students

  1. The application to Northwest is a rolling application which means there is no deadline. Complete the application for admission in one of the following ways:
    • Complete and submit your application electronically.
      • Domestic students can access the Northwest application by creating an account. If you submit your application online, there is no application fee.
      • International students can also apply online, but there is a fee to submit.  
    • Complete and submit the paper application, along with a $25 application fee* to:

      Mailing Address:
      Office of Admissions
      Northwest Missouri State University
      800 University Drive
      Maryville, MO 64468-6001

      Walk-In Address:
      246 Administration Building
      or call 660.562.1148

      * If you enroll at Northwest, the $25 application fee will be credited to your account.
  2. Request an official transcript be sent to Northwest Office of Admissions for all college-level work you have attempted from each college or university attended. If you are in the process of completing courses, also have a final transcript sent at the end of the semester to complete your transfer file.
  3. If you have earned less than 24 hours of college-level, transferable credit, you must request from your high school an official transcript showing your class rank, GPA and high school graduation date. ACT/SAT scores must also be provided directly from ACT or College Board. For students who have earned more than 24 hours of college-level credit, it is recommended that ACT scores be sent for the purpose of course placement.
  4. You must submit previous transcripts regardless of whether those credits will apply to a Northwest degree. Hand-carried, personally delivered or issued to student transcripts are all unofficial even though they carry the college seal and/or signatures that are placed on official records.
  5. Northwest has developed an automated process that defines exactly how your courses transfer to Northwest and meet your degree requirements. View information about equivalent courses from other institutions.