How to Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2022 term!

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

  • Summer 2022
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    Classes Start: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Fall 2022
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    Classes Start: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

We recommend that you submit your application 1 to 3 months in advance of your intended start term.

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

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 A.A.S. in Medical Assisting or Diploma in Medical Assisting (MA) profession.
d. Reasons for choosing MA 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: