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International Student Admission

International Student Admission Deadlines

If you wish to be considered for admission to the MBA program, send your application for admission to the Northwest Graduate Office.

Semester Deadlines:

Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer April 1

Before deciding to attend Northwest, the international student should examine his or her financial situation very carefully. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires Northwest to certify that international students have been fully accepted in a graduate master’s program for full-time enrollment (degree seeking) and have sufficient funds to meet all expenses: tuition, housing, transportation, etc. Northwest requires a Statement of Support from the student’s family, sponsor or government. The statement certifies that tuition, room and board, and personal funds are available, and that the student is permitted to export and exchange those funds. Without this certification, no I-20 form can be issued.

International students must also carry adequate medical insurance. Northwest offers an insurance plan if students do not have their own insurance, or there are other insurance agents in Maryville.

New International Students

International students must meet all admission requirements as described in “Admission Requirements” and must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved four-year university or college. In addition, to be fully admitted to Northwest, students must submit the following items to the Northwest Office of Admissions.

  • International Application, including supplemental and financial information which requires sponsor signature and notary seal.
  • Official academic transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary institution attended. Partial transcripts will be accepted if the student is currently enrolled in a college or university.
  • Official GMAT or GRE general test scores.
  • Application fee in U.S. dollars.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score.
  • Original financial statement from a banking institution to certify that tuition, room and board and personal funds are available.
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate.
Upon receipt of these items, international students will be notified of acceptance or denial. Accepted students will receive a completed I-20 form, which they must then present to a U.S. Consulate when applying for their student (F-I) visas. Student visas should be obtained before entering the United States, as converting from a tourist visa to a student visa is by no means assured.