International Students – BS Completion

Application process

Step 1 – Contact your admissions representative

To find out how to apply, contact:
Your Admissions Representative, OR
Office of Admissions
Phone: 952-885-5409

Step 2 – Verify English competency

English speaking countries:
Submit an English Competency Evaluation 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.

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:

  • Submit an online WES application
  • Download a WES application form (pdf) – $30 processing fee
  • Request a form from the Office of Admissions – $30 processing fee
  • You may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of your WES application fee upon enrollment. Contact your Admissions Counselor for more information

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