How to Apply to the College of Chiropractic

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 terms!

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

  • Summer 2024
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
    Classes Start:  Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 3, 2024
    Classes Start: Wednesday, September 4, 2024

We recommend that you submit your application 9 to 12 months in advance of your intended start term. You should have at least half of your prerequisites completed when submitting an application.

Step 1 – Login to the application portal

Login to the Student Application Portal to start your online application. At any time, you may save your application, logout, and complete it later.

Step 2 – Complete the application

Application fee
There is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee required with submission of your application.

Request official transcripts
Have your official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions (including colleges, universities, vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Northwestern Health Sciences University. To request an official transcript, contact the Registrar’s Office at your prior institution(s). Transcripts from any previous graduate-level work are also required. All official transcripts should be sent directly to:

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

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.

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

Part I: Discuss your:

a. Background
b. Personal goals
c. Reason for choosing the chiropractic profession.
d. Direct experience with chiropractic, and
e. Reasons for choosing Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University

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

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: