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M.Ed. application instructions

Step 1

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

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Step 2

Master’s degree applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and must have achieved an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered for provisional acceptance. (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 the following required documentation to the admissions office:

Transcripts  (no undergraduate transcripts are required of NWC alumni)

Teaching license Applicants must possess a valid teaching license. A digital or scanned copy from your state's Department of Education website is sufficient.

Verification of teaching experience (for the teacher leadership track only; at least one year of experience is required for that 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.

Office of Admissions
Northwestern College
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 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

Tuition is due prior to each semester you take classes. Financial aid is available to eligible students.

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