International and Non-Citizen Students
Who Is Eligible To Study at an NPP?
Common visa types that can study at an NPP:
- H1-B, H4.
- J-1, some categories. • Green card.
- Student must confirm they are authorized to study under one of these categories and email written notice to NPPadmissions@northwestu.edu.
- These categories of students are treated as domestic students.
- NPP partners do not need to collect any immigration documents.
Common visa types that cannot study at an NPP:
- B-1, B-2 visitor visas.
- F-1, F-2 student visas.
- Student cannot study in NPP for credit and is not eligible for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or any other federal financial aid.
- If a student on one of these visas wants to study at NU, they must have or be able to obtain a student visa and apply for our traditional, on-campus Kirkland, Washington, program.
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English Language Proficiency
Students whose native language is not English must submit an English language proficiency score taken no more than two years prior to application to the university. Students must submit one of these scores:
- TOEFL internet-based (iBT) score of 80.
- IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band).
- SAT 450 in critical writing or reading.
- ACT 18 in writing.
- Duolingo English Test score of 105.
- Completion of 30+ semester credits at a college/university accredited by an organization that is a member of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) in the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Foreign Degree Requirements
Any college or university transcript which is submitted from a school located outside of the U.S. and Canada must be supplemented by an official evaluation of the transcript for U.S. degree equivalency and GPA, performed by an institution approved by NACES (https://www.naces.org/members.) Course-by-course evaluations are not required unless the program you are applying to has prerequisite courses or transfer credit is requested. For more information, please consult the enrollment counselor for the program to which you are applying.
Students must pay their semester balance in full prior to starting courses.