Application Process for International Students - A.A.S. in Massage Therapy

International students may apply for the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Massage Therapy – but are not eligible for the massage therapy certificate program.

Step 1 – Complete the application

Follow the instructions on How to Apply.

Step 2 – Verify English competency
  • English speaking countries: Submit an English Competency 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 International Certificate Of Finances 2018-19 (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:

Northwestern reserves the right to request a transcript review by an evaluation service for any courses completed outside of the United States.