Admission requirements
Graduate & adult learning

Online programs

Master of Education

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale ( conditional admission with GPA of 2.7 to 2.99(Degrees from colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education [ABHE] or affiliated with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Universities [TRACS] will be considered on a case-by-case basis.) 
  • Send official transcripts from your bachelor's degree institution  (no undergraduate transcripts are required of NWC alumni) by mail or as an official e-transcript to the  admissions@nwciowa.edu.
  • Provide a copy of teaching license. Applicants must possess a valid teaching license. A digital or scanned copy from your state's Department of Education website is sufficient.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An associate's (AA or AS) or bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale ( conditional admission with GPA below 2.25)   
  • Send official transcripts from your associate's degree and all previous institutions (unofficial transcripts can be sent for a transfer credit review, but official transcripts are required for admission) by mail or as an official e-transcript to the  admissions@nwciowa.edu

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An associate's degree or hospital diploma in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale ( conditional admission with GPA below 2.7)      
  • Send official transcripts from your associate's degree and all previous institutions (unofficial transcripts can be sent for a transfer credit review, but official transcripts are required for admission) by mail or as an official e-transcript to the  admissions@nwciowa.edu
  • Provide a copy of active RN license to practice nursing in the state of residence from your Board of Nursing website

  All paper transcripts can be mailed to the address below:

Northwestern College  
Office of Admissions 
101 7th Street SW 
Orange City, IA 51041

Campus programs

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies 

See  how to apply and  prerequisites.

Master of Science in Athletic Training

See  how to apply and  prerequisites

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