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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Admissions Criteria

Students wanting to attend Northwest, but not pursuing a degree can be accepted as an undergraduate, non-degree-seeking student. The criteria to be accepted include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school graduation
  • Students who graduated high school within the last two years must meet regular admission standards
  • The ACT exam is recommended for advisement purposes

    *Students under academic suspension, disciplinary suspension or probation from an institution will not be admitted.

Continuing Student Requirements

After students have been accepted to Northwest, the following is a list of requirements to maintain the classification of a non-degree-seeking student:

  • Enroll in up to six credit hours per semester
  • Earn up to 18 semester credit hours


    *To continue taking coursework beyond 18 credit hours, a student will have to reapply as a degree-seeking student and meet regular admission requirements.

    *Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive federal student financial aid.

Ready to take the next step?

If you are considering the non-degree-seeking student option, you can apply for admission by creating an account. The application is easy to complete and free for domestic students. 


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