Admissions Requirements for the Medical Assisting Program

Admission requirements include:

  • High school diploma or a General Educational Development diploma (GED)
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • Personal essay
  • Submission of an application
  • Interview with Program Chair
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Meet all additional qualifications

For your personal essay, please write a two-page summary divided into two parts:

  • Part 1, tell us about:
    • Your Background
    • Your personal goals
    • Reason for choosing the Medical Assistant program
    • Reason for choosing Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Part 2: Describe a major personal accomplishment and your reason for this selection.

Type of Admission:

  • Competitive program, priority deadlines