First-Year Students

Students who are graduating from high school or who have been homeschooled, even if they have earned college credit while in high school, will complete the First Year or Freshmen application. This is also true for those who have received a GED in lieu of a high school diploma and have not enrolled at any other college or university.

  1. Applications can be submitted through The Common Application or at 
  2. A current high school transcript must be sent to NNU Undergraduate Admissions. Students must also request that an official final transcript be forwarded to NNU no later than August 15. If students completed the GED in lieu of high school, the results of that test must be submitted.
  3. All first-year student applicants may be required to take either the ACT, SAT or Classic Learning Test (CLT) before they can be granted admission to NNU. The optional writing test on either the ACT or the SAT is not required. The test may be taken more than once and students may apply for admission before taking the tests.
  4. High School GPA, High School Class-Rank and Official test scores will be examined to determine admissions.

Admission as a Homeschooled Student

Northwest Nazarene University welcomes applications from students who have been homeschooled. Homeschooled students seeking admission should submit an application and supporting documents as stated for first year students.

  1. If the homeschooled student has taken any courses through a high school, correspondence school, college, or other educational organization, then the student should order an official transcript and provide it to NNU.
  2. If the homeschooled student's education is based upon a parent and student designed curriculum, then the parent, as the primary instructor, should provide the University with the official high school transcript.
  3. Homeschooled students who have earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate should submit the GED certificate.