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Northwest Missouri State University

 Registration and Advisement (Photo by University Photography)

Apply for Admission

To be accepted, students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.

For students with a cumulative GPA below 2.0, consideration may be granted based on professional judgment, and acceptance may be granted on a probationary basis.



To ensure a seamless transfer to Northwest-Kansas City, simply follow the check list below


COMPLETE pre-advisement by having your transcripts reviewed


COMPLETE the free online application for admission

*Metropolitan Community College students should also complete the free Joint Admission Application


SUBMIT official transcripts to Admissions

  • Office of Admission  800 University Drive  Maryville, MO  64468


APPLY for financial aid

  • Complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) at


MEET with your advisor after admission to review degree audit and talk about course sequence


ATTEND registration and orientation event


COMPLETE verification (in CatPAWs)


SIGN laptop agreement (in CatPAWs)


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Admission Tools & Resources

Joint Admission

Take the necessary courses while saving time and money.

Northwest is partnered with Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City to provide students the benefits of a Northwest student while earning an associate degree. The two schools partner together and obtain transcripts each semester, allowing students to quickly meet with an advisor and discuss degree audits.

For more information about the joint admission agreement between Northwest and MCC »

Transferring Credit

Northwest will accept transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution on the following conditions:

  1. The course is not developmental or remedial in nature
  2. The course is not designed for vocational or technical credit (unless pursuing a Bachelor of Technology degree)

Determine if a class that was previously taken is transferable to Northwest »

Articulation Agreements

Northwest is partnered with area community colleges to help ease the transition to Northwest Missouri State University.

Review the list of articulation agreements »

If you do not see your college listed please contact our office for further information.