How to Apply to the Medical Assisting Program
We are accepting applications for the Fall 2021 term!
Before you apply: Review the admission requirements
Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer
- Fall 2021
New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Classes Start: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
- Winter 2022
New Student Orientation: Monday, January 3, 2022
Classes Start: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
We recommend that you submit your application 1 to 3 months in advance of your intended start term.
Step 1 – Obtain a username and password
If you have not already done so, submit your contact information
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 and no longer have access to your user name and password, contact the Office of Admissions at 952-885-5409 and we will provide you with this information.
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 the application
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:
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: