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Admission Requirements

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 degree institution  (no undergraduate transcripts are required of NWC alumni) by mail or as an official e-transcript to the  admissions office.
  • 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.
  • Send verification of teaching experience  (for the teacher leadership track only; at least one year of experience is required for program) Provide a letter on school letterhead, signed by your administrator or human resources representative. The letter can be mailed or a scan of the letter can be emailed to the  admissions office.

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 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 office

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 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 office
  • Provide a copy of active RN license to practice nursing in the state of residence from your Board of Nursing website

Office of Admissions

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