How to Apply to the Medical Assisting Program

We are accepting applications for Fall 2020!

Before you apply: Review the admission requirements

Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

  • Summer 2020
    New Student Orientation [VIRTUAL]: Monday, June 1, 2020
    Classes Begin: Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020
    New Student Orientation: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    Classes Begin: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • Winter 2021
    New Student Orientation: Monday January 4, 2021
    Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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

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: