When To Apply

Applying to any Northwestern Health Sciences University program takes planning and we highly recommend a discussion with your admissions counselor.

  • The first step is to review the entrance requirements for your program.
  • You will then determine which term you want to start your courses.
  • We will continue to accept applications up to two weeks prior to the start term, provided there is still space available in the classes.
  • Make sure to allow yourself enough time to submit all required application documents in a timely manner, which will assist in the acceptance process.

See below for application submission recommendations by program.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • We recommend that you submit your application 3 to 6 months in advance of your intended start term.
  • You should have at least half of your prerequisites completed when submitting an application.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Chiropractic
  • We recommend that you submit your application 9 to 12 months in advance of your intended start term.
  • You should have at least half of your prerequisites completed when submitting an application.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Massage Therapy
  • We recommend that you submit your application 1 to 3 months in advance of your intended start term.
  • Day schedule starting dates are January and September.
  • Evening schedule starting dates are May and September.
Undergraduate Health Sciences / Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health
  • We recommend that you submit your application 1 to 3 months in advance of your intended start term.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Medical Assisting
  • We recommend that you submit your application 1 to 3 months in advance of your intended start term.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Radiologic Technology
  • The Radiologic Technology program is competitive and space is limited in each term.
  • The application portal will open approximately 8 months prior to the start of the term.
  • We recommend that you apply 6 to 8 months prior to your intended start date.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Radiation Therapy
  • The Radiation Therapy program is competitive and space is limited in each term.
  • The application portal will open approximately 12 months prior to the start of the term.
  • We recommend that you apply 8 to 12 months prior to your intended start date.
  • Starting dates are January and September.
Medical Laboratory Technology (A.S. Degree)
  • The Medical Laboratory Technology program is competitive and space is limited in each term.
  • The application portal will open approximately 8 months prior to the start of the term.
  • We recommend that you apply 6 to 8 months prior to your intended start date.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.
Medical Laboratory Science (B.S. Completion Degree)
  • The Medical Laboratory Science program is competitive and space is limited in each term.
  • The application portal will open approximately 8 months prior to the start of the term.
  • We recommend that you apply 6 to 8 months prior to your intended start date.
  • Starting dates are January, May, and September.