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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. 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. 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 .
Official, certified bank document verifying that the sponsor has a balance of at least $22,330 USD for Undergraduate students and $19,400 USD for Graduate students.
Undergraduates must have a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based test. Graduates must have a minimum score of 550, or 173 and 213 on computer-based TOEFL; 61 for undergraduate and 79 for graduate on the internet-based TOEFL.
- A minimum score of 5.5 on the Academic IELTS for undergraduate admission and a minimum score of 6.5 on the Academic IELTS for graduate admission.
- A minimum score of 44 on the PTE for undergraduate admission and a minimum score of 53 on the PTE for graduate admission.
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: +1 660.562.1562
fax: +1 660.562.1821
|Office of International Affairs
tel: +1 660.562.1367