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ACT/SAT Test Optional for fall 2020
For information, email admissions@nwmissouri.edu or call 800.633.1175

Admission to Northwest is determined by a student's GPA, high school core classes, test score and admissions index score results. The below chart is a helpful tool used to calculate a student's index score.

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This admissions index is for incoming freshmen.
If you are a current student contact Financial Aid for your scholarship eligibility.

1. I am an   


 

 
If you took the SAT prior to April 1, 1995, please contact the admissions office for an accurate admissions index.

4. Class Rank (leave blank if your school didn't rank)


  


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How did we get this number?

  1. Calculate your class rank percentile.
    • If using class rank, figure your class rank percentile by dividing your class rank by your class size, then subtract that number from 100 percent.
    • If your high school doesn't use class rank, skip to step 2 and multiply it by 2 to get your Admissions Index.
  2. Use the percentile chart below; find your ACT/SAT composite test score percentile.
  3. Add it to your class rank percentile to get your Admissions Index.

Example

% = percentile;   Comp. = Composite

By Class Rank No Class Rank

Class Rank = 6
Class Size = 30
(1 - (6/30) = .80 or 80%)
Class Rank % = 80
ACT Comp. Score = 19
ACT % = 42

Admissions Index = 80 + 42 = 122

ACT Comp. Score = 21
ACT % = 58

Admissions Index = 58 * 2 = 116

116 and 122 exceed the minimum admissions index of 100, so you would be admissible to Northwest.


Percentile Chart

Northwest does not require the writing component of the ACT. The SAT score used for admission is a combination of SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and SAT Mathematics scores.

ACT Redesigned SAT SAT (old) Percentile
36 - 31 1600 - 1420 1600 - 1360 99
30 1410 - 1390 1350 - 1330 98
29 1380 - 1350 1320 - 1290 96
28 1340 - 1310 1280 - 1250 94
27 1300 - 1280 1240 - 1210 91
26 1270 - 1240 1200 - 1170 87
25 1230 - 1200 1160 - 1130 83
24 1190 - 1160 1120 - 1090 78
23 1150 - 1130 1080 - 1050 72
22 1120 - 1100 1040 - 1020 66
21 1090 - 1060 1010 - 980 58
20 1050 - 1020 970 - 940 51
19 1010 - 980 930 - 900 42
18 970 - 940 890 - 860 34
17 930 - 900 850 - 820 26
16 890 - 860 810 - 770 19
15 850 - 810 760 - 720 13