International Students - College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Step 1 – Complete the application
Follow the instructions on How to Apply.
Step 2 - Verify English competency
English speaking countries:
Submit an English Competency Verification Form (pdf) OR submit your birth certificate.
Non-English speaking countries and Quebec:
Complete a TOEFL® exam. TOEFL® results must be sent to Northwestern.
- Paper exam score must be 540 or greater
- Computer-based exam score must be 207 or greater
- Internet exam score must be 76 or greater
We reserve the right to request proof of English proficiency of any applicant.
Step 3 - Proof of financial resources
Provide evidence of financial resources to complete a minimum of at least one year of education. Official bank statement indicating sufficient funds is required. Proof of financial resources must be current within 9 months of your enrollment date.
Submit documentation of ability to pay (pdf)
Step 4 - International transcript evaluation
International transcripts need to be evaluated by World Education Services®. Official copies of the course-by-course evaluation must be forwarded directly to both Northwestern and the student.
To obtain a WES application:
Submit an online WES application for FREE - save $30
Download a WES application form (pdf) - $30 processing fee
Request a form from the Office of Admissions - $30 processing fee
Northwestern reserves the right to request a transcript review by an evaluation service for any courses completed outside of the United States.