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M.Ed. application instructions

Step 1

Apply for admission. Even if you completed an undergraduate degree or any classes at Northwestern in the past, you must complete a new application as a graduate student. Applying is free.

Step 2

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

  • A Baccalaureate degree from a regionally 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.
Northwestern College 
Office of Admissions
101 7th Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041

Step 3

Once you've been accepted to Northwestern, you will be given a username and password for accessing MyNWC to register for classes. (You may register for classes on or after the day registration for the next semester opens, according to the college's academic calendar. We highly recommend online students register as early as possible.)

Step 4

Financial aid is available to eligible students and It is recommended that you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found online at fafsa.ed.gov. Northwestern’s ID number for financial aid is 001883. Payment plans are also available and tuition is due prior to each semester you take classes.
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