Admission requirements

For fall 2022, Northwestern College is test-optional for admission. Students must have a GPA ≥ 2.3 to be admitted without a test score. Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.29 may be admitted, pending submission of an ACT score ≥ 18 (or the SAT/CLT equivalent).

Submit your test scores

Although we are test-optional for admission, we encourage students to take the ACT/SAT/CLT and submit test scores as they may increase  eligibility for additional academic scholarships. Accepted students without test scores OR with submitted ACT subscores of ≤ 19 in ENG and MAT will take required placement tests to ensure they are registered for the appropriate college courses.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions or 800-747-4757.