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To be fully admitted to Northwest, students must submit each of the following items to the Office of Admissions at the address below.
This is a nonrefundable processing fee required of every applicant. It must accompany your application in order for your request for admission to be considered. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars in either a check drawn on a U.S. bank, or a U.S. Postal Service money order or an international money order made payable to Northwest Missouri State University. Fees are also payable online via credit card.
Students currently enrolled in a high school, college or university should send official, partial transcripts along with any certificates of graduation, if applicable. Transcripts must be certified and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution and sent to us via post. All transcripts become the property of Northwest and cannot be released. Syllabi (course descriptions) should be submitted for all courses taken at any university outside the United States. In addition to transcripts in the native language, certified translations must be attached to the official transcripts. Please note that individual mark sheets for college coursework are required for evaluation. Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (after conversion to the U.S. scale) to be considered for bachelor’s admission. Graduate students should consult Graduate Catalog for GPA requirements.
From family member or sponsor stating amount and years of support . A separate Affidavit of Support is not necessary.
Bank document verifying that your sponsor has a balance of at least $24,800 USD for undergraduate students and $20,900 USD for graduate students. Information may be submitted electronically and should contain the available funds, account holder’s name and number, date of issue, and bear a bank officer signature.
Applicants must meet one of the following:
This is required only if applying as a transfer student from another United States university.
If you are applying for graduate admission.
The application and documentation must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline noted. Applications not complete by the deadline will be considered for the next admission session. These deadlines allow for the evaluation of transcripts for admission and for transfer of credit, review of graduate applications by the respective departments, time to process, send and receive an I-20 and time for the student to obtain a visa.
|Fall (August) Trimester||July 1|
|Spring (January) Trimester||November 15|
|Summer (May) Trimester||April 1
Send applications to:
For visa and arrival questions:
|Office of Admissions
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
tel: +1 660.562.1149
fax: +1 660.562.1821
|Office of International Programs
tel: +1 660.562.1367