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Northwest Missouri State University

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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.

checkbox   International application for admission

Apply online here.

checkbox   Application fee of $50 in U.S. currency

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.

checkbox   Official academic transcripts from each secondary and
      post-secondary institution attended

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.

checkbox   Copy of your passport

checkbox   Statement of Support (form provided by Northwest)

From family member or sponsor stating amount and years of support View PDF. A separate Affidavit of Support is not necessary.

checkbox   Bank statement

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.

checkbox   An official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign
      Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing
      System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Applicants must meet one of the following:

checkbox   Transfer recommendation form

This is required only if applying as a transfer student View PDF from another United States university.

checkbox   GRE and/or GMAT score reports

If you are applying for graduate admission.

Application Deadlines

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
(limited program availability for summer enrollment)

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
intladm@nwmissouri.edu
Office of International Programs
tel: +1 660.562.1367
nwintnl@nwmissouri.edu