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Northwest Missouri State University

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 nonrefundable processing fee required of every applicant. It must accompany your application in order for your request for admission to be considered. Fees are payable online via credit card or fees can be paid in U.S. dollars via check made payable to Northwest Missouri State University.

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 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   Bank statement

Bank document verifying that your sponsor has a balance of at least $26,944 USD for undergraduate students and $16,309 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   Northwest statement of support

This form should be filled out by sponsor, stating amount and years of support View PDF. A separate Affidavit of Support is not necessary. (If student is supporting his or her self, this form is not necessary.)

checkbox   English proficiency exam score report

  1. Students entering Northwest are required to have reading, writing and conversational knowledge of the English language.
  2. If the student's native language is not English, then he or she is required to meet minimum score requirements on one of the tests listed below:
    Standard Testing Graduate Undergrad NIAS
    TOEFL 71/79* 61 65
    IELTS 6.0/6.5 5.5 6
    PTE 53 44 50
    CAE 169/176 162 169
    GTEC 1190 1100 1119
    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

checkbox   Transfer recommendation form

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

checkbox   GRE and/or GMAT score reports

If you are applying for graduate admission.

checkbox   ACT/SAT scores

If available, may be considered for undergraduate scholarship eligibility.


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