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International Application Checklist

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To be fully admitted to Northwest, students must submit each of the following items to:

Office of Admissions
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001


checkbox   International application for admission

Application fee of $75 in U.S. currency

This is a nonrefunadable processing free 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.varsity weight room

Students currently enrolled in a high school, college or university should send official, partial transcripts with any certificates of graduation, if applicable. Transcripts must be certified and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution and sent to Northwest 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

This should come from a 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 $25,803 USD for undergraduate students and $18,607 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   Official GCE Advanced Level Examinations transcript, if

View how your Advanced Level exams will transfer.

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)

checkbox   English proficiency exams

  1. Students entering Northwest are required to have a reading, writing and conversational knowledge of the English language.
  2. If the students native language is not English, then he or she is required to meeting minimum score requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Langauage Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic):
    Standard TestingGraduateUndergradNIAS
    TOEFL 71/79* 61 65
    IELTS 6.0/6.5 5.5 6
    PTE 53 43 50
    CAE 169/176 162 169
    iTEP 3.7/3.9 3.5 3.7
    SAKAE N/A 11-12 13-15
    EIKEN Level 1
    (2630/2700)
    Pre-1
    (2304)
    Level 1
    (2630)
    O-Levels/IGCSE N/A O-Level/
    IGCSE cert
    B average
    GCSE
    TOEIC 668/730 586 624

    * First score is for MSACS program, second is for all other Graduate programs

  3. Required exams
    • SAT
    • GRE/GMAT
  4. The prerequisites for consideration for graduate school are:
    • A baccalaureate-level degree from either an accredited American university or one recognized by the Ministry of Education (international institution).
    • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
    • A score report from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as required by program. See specific graduate admissions requirements online.



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