How to Apply - College of Chiropractic

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Before you apply:

Review the admission requirements.

Step 1 - Obtain a username and password

If you have not already done so:

After you submit your contact information, you will receive an email from NWHSU Admissions with your username, password and a link to the online application portal.

If the NWHSU email is not in your inbox, check your spam folder.

If you submitted your contact information in the past, contact the Office of Admissions to obtain a user name and password. 

Step 2 - Login to the application portal

You may now login and start your online application.

At any time, you may save your application, logout and complete it later.

Step 3 - Complete your online application


Fill out the "Personal Information" and "Your Application" sections completely.


Provide the name, email and mailing address of three references who you have known for at least six months. An email address and mailing address are required, so please have this information available when you apply.

References from doctors of chiropractic, science instructors and other healthcare professionals are preferred, provided they know you well. Northwestern will send instructions to these people on how to submit a reference. Relatives are not accepted as references.

Colleges and universities

List all colleges and universities you’ve attended. You will contact these colleges and universities to have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions (Step 4). 

Do not send transcripts with your application. Those transcripts will not be considered valid for admission.


Write a 2-page essay, divided into two parts:

Part I: Discuss your:

  1. Background
  2. Personal goals
  3. Reason for choosing the chiropractic profession
  4. Direct experience with chiropractic, and
  5. Reasons for choosing the College of Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University

Part II: Describe a major personal accomplishment and your reasons for that selection.

Application fee

Pay the non-refundable $50.00 application fee.

After completing Steps 1-3, you may submit your online application.

Step 4 - Have colleges send official transcripts

Contact all colleges and universities you’ve attended and have them send official transcripts directly to:

Northwestern Health Sciences University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
2501 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Step 5 - Submit the Minnesota Immunization form

Minnesota state law requires us to have a signed immunization form on file for each student:

International and Transfer Students 

International and transfer students must submit additional documentation with an application for admission:

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