Do I need any college credits or pre-requisites to enter the program?
No prior college credit is required, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is required for all certificate or degree programs at Northwest University.
Can I receive credit for life experience?
Yes! Northwest University uses PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) to award college-level credit for learning in non-academic settings. Prior learning can include on-the-job training, college-level exams, or documentation of college-level competency in an academic field.
How long will it take to be accepted?
Normally 1–2 business days after all documents are submitted. Submit items as you complete them preferably via scan/email or fax if possible.
How much homework will there be?
Everyone is different and it depends on the class, but generally 15–17 hours a week.
Do I need a laptop?
No, but access to a computer is important. NU has a computer lab, and library computers are also available for your use.