Northwest College

International Student

Applying to NWC requires completion of an online application form (Step 1) and submission of several documents (steps 2-8).

All required documentation must be sent to:
International Admissions
231 West 6th St.
Powell, WY 82435

Northwest College applications are accepted year-round.

Step 1: Apply to NWC

Submit an online application.

All international students must be 18 years of age by the time they arrive in Wyoming. Applicants who are 17 years old are encouraged to apply, however NWC requires all international students to have reached Wyoming's Age of Majority of 18 years of age by the time they arrive on campus.  

Step 2: Application Fee

On the application, you will be asked to pay a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Payment can be made by completing the credit card authorization form. You can email or send this form along with the rest of your application documents.

Step 3: Submit Financial Support Documentation

You must demonstrate access to sufficient funds to cover all expenses at NWC for at least one academic year. Do this by downloading and completing the Statement of Financial Support form.

  • NOTE: You must fill out both the applicant and sponsor information.
  • An official bank statement dated within six months of the official NWC start date must be submitted along with the Statement of Financial Support. 
  • Evidence of support may include bank letters verifying personal and family assets and/or sponsorship by a third party.
  • The name that appears on the evidence of support must match the applicant or sponsor's information.
The official estimate of one academic year can be found on the estimated costs page.

Students receiving government funding do not have to complete the Statement of Financial Support form. Instead, evidence of support must include the official government scholarship letter.

Step 4: Submit English Language Proficiency Scores

If you have official English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) or SAT scores to prove English proficiency, you must submit them.

If you don't have official English proficiency test scores or SAT scores you can still apply.

Regardless of whether or not international students have official English proficiency test scores, all international students are required to take the ACCUPLACER test BEFORE they arrive at NWC. This is a placement test that tells us what level of English and math students should be placed in when they arrive. Once you are accepted to NWC, we will email you the steps on how to take the ACCUPLACER.

    Step 5: Submit Transcripts and Diplomas

    Submit an official, certified secondary school transcript showing courses and grades for any high school courses you have taken. All documents must be in English. You must also submit an official, certified secondary school diploma showing that you graduated.

    Students transferring from withing the U.S. must submit official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended along with an official, certified secondary school diploma.

    Step 6: Submit Immunization, Health & Emergency Treatment Form

    You must provide proof of immunity to Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR). Download and complete the Immunization, Health & Emergency Treatment Form. 

      Step 7: Submit Statement of Purpose

      Provide a 500 word essay, in English, describing your educational, personal, and career goals.


      Step 8: Submit Passport

      Send a copy of your passport ID page and any current U.S. visas. If you are transferring from a U.S. school, submit a copy of your I-20 and I-94.