International applicants interested in applying to the PA program should contact the International Student Services at Northwest University to verify compliance with entry requirements within the US. Applicants that desire to study in the US must obtain a visa from the United States. Applicants must meet all the requirements for admission to the PA program and be admitted to Northwest University. The University will assist the student with the necessary forms to apply for the required student visa. It is important to note: All foreign applicants must be admitted to the PA program prior to applying for student visa.
Foreign Degree Requirements
Any college or university transcript which is submitted from a school located outside of the US and Canada must be supplemented by an official evaluation of the transcript for US degree equivalency and GPA, performed by an institution approved by NACES (https://www.naces.org/members). If the applicant has taken any of the prerequisites required for admission to the PA program outside the US, a course-by-course evaluation will also be required. Once the transcript evaluation has been completed, the applicant must submit the transcript through CASPA. For more information on foreign transcript evaluation and submission through CASPA, please visit the help center.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Applicants are exempt from the English Language Proficiency Requirement if their native language is English, or if they have completed a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
PA applicants whom the requirement applies must fulfill it via one of the following test scores to qualify for admission to Northwest University:
- TOEFL internet-based (iBT) score of 90
- IELTS score of 7
- Duolingo English Test score of 115
- Completion of Northwest University’s Center for English Language Education (CELE) program Level 6 Bridge with a grade of 85% or higher and a GPA of 3.0 in NU Bridge Classes