CELE Student: One of the three student categories you can choose from to study at Northwest University is a CELE student. The CELE program is an intensive English course that can be taken for 1 or 2 semesters. As a CELE student, you take classes taught by our CELE professors that strengthen your English speaking, reading, listening, writing, and pronunciation skills. You have the option of auditing an NU class while take CELE classes. Students who pass CELE exit exams have conditional admission into NU.
Exchange Student: Another student category is an exchange student. As an exchange student, you are integrated with NU students by taking regular NU classes. You are required to take a minimum of 12 credits (approximately four classes). We will help you create a well-balanced schedule that reflects your major and interests while taking into consideration your English proficiency level. Students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 to be accepted as an exchange student for 1 or 2 semesters. Students must be nominated by their university to qualify as an exchange student at NU.
Visiting Student: The third student category to choose from is a visiting student. As a visiting student, you spend your first semester as a CELE student and continue on to take regular NU classes for credit in your second semester. Students must have a minimum TEOFL score of 70 to be accepted as a visiting student.
CELE students are not required to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ, however, NU is a Christian university and CELE students are expected to follow the community lifestyle standards and attend chapel with NU students two times per week.
Students who pass CELE exit exams have conditional academic admission to NU. All NU undergraduate students must have personal faith in Jesus Christ.
A TOEFL score is not required to enter NU after you complete CELE classes.
After being accepted into CELE students must schedule an online video or phone interview with one of the CELE teachers to make preliminary class placement. During orientation all students will take a language placement exam to finalize placement.
International students at NU are eligible to work up to 20 hrs on campus.
Students can send and receive mail on campus.
All students are required to purchase health insurance.
A bus stop is located at the NU campus which will take students to Seattle and most places around the area. For more information visit http://metro.kingcounty.gov.
The CELE office will provide airport pick up at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEATAC) on a selected day. Upon acceptance to NU, please schedule and inquire about airport pick up through the CELE office.
NU is a very safe campus in Kirkland, a low-crime suburb of Seattle.
Seattle is known for its rain, but there are also beautiful sunny days in the summer and fall. Winter is cool and rainy, but snow is unusual. Summer is warm, with a mix of sun and rain.
There is A LOT to do for fun in Seattle, just a short bus ride from the NU Campus. Kirkland is a sophisticated, artistic city with delicious restaurants, waterfront parks, and many ways to relax and have fun. For more information on fun things to do in Seattle visit http://www.seattletravel.com. To learn more about Kirkland visit http://www.explorekirkland.com.