College of Adult and Professional Studies
You’re Not Alone! We realize it’s not easy to fit a degree into your full-time life. That's why Northwest University created a program tailored to the needs of busy, working adults. Here, you’ll take classes with parents, professionals, and career changers as you earn your degree in the field you love.
And you’ll have a team at the College of Adult and Professional Studies supporting you! From the enrollment staff to the advising team to the faculty mentors and beyond, our goal is to help you achieve your goal. One of our greatest joys is cheering for our students at graduation.
Joining the above team is our online tutoring service, who are here to help with formatting a paper or give a bit of clarity on that math problem, and our Student Financial Services who are here to walk you through the financial aid process.
Whether you’re looking to finish a degree or planning to start one for the first time, the Adult Evening Program at NU has a variety of majors that will help you prepare yourself for a promotional opportunity in your current field or to switch careers altogether.
Since enrolling in NU's business program, Joshua has been promoted four times.
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We have designed flexible program options to enable you to balance family, career, and community commitments with your educational goals. You take your core curriculum classes online and once you’re ready for your major classes, attend class just one night a week on our Kirkland campus.
What makes our programs unique?
- Focused on real-world skills. Our professors have extensive experience in their fields and will mentor you in important life and work decisions. Our programs are designed to help you build skills that can be applied directly to your workplace.
- Taught from a Christian perspective. You’ll explore faith and work integration, discuss important issues, and develop your whole character. This distinctive approach makes Northwest University a truly unique experience.
- Designed for adult students. We know many of our students work full time, have families, and are involved in their community while in school. Our flexibility, class schedules, and blend of face-to-face classes and online options will help you manage assignments, in-class requirements, and the other obligations in your life.
Why Northwest University?
If you've always wanted to earn your degree but haven't had the time, our program was designed for you. In our programs, you can earn your degree while maintaining your current full-time life. It’s worked for others. It can work for you.
Designed for busy working adults. Attend class just one night each week.
Highest institutional accreditation possible. The same as UW and Stanford.
Transfer up to 90 college credits and speed your way to graduation.
Earn credits for life experiences such as military training, real estate license, etc.
Attend a Christian university that honors your faith tradition.
Distinguished faculty with academic prowess, experience, and real-world insight.
Convenient Kirkland location. If you live or work on the Eastside, there is no 520 bridge to cross.
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Would you like to get started right away? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon.
Or speak with our Enrollment Counselors.
Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.