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Navigating the “new normal” that we now find ourselves in can be challenging. We thought we’d help lighten things by waiving the application fee for UNW’s undergraduate program! Additionally, our deposit deadline has been extended to June 1

Here’s how we see it:

  • Having more free time right now makes this the perfect time to apply to UNW!
  • A biblically-based education founded on Christian values and taught by Christ-centered professors is more important than ever.
  • UNW’s programs are challenging and prepare students to step into roles that make a difference.

We are blessed to be part of a community that holds fast to the truth that the Lord is sovereign, good, and always with us!

We’d love for you to join us.

Steps to Apply


High School Students

If you have earned PSEO credits during your high school years, you are considered a high school student.

  1. Complete the online application; or continue filling out the application you already started.
  2. Submit official transcript(s)
    1. High school transcript*
    2. College transcript (any college attended)*
  3. ACT, SAT, or CLT scores are optional beginning with the Fall 2021 application.
    1. Codes: ACT 2138 or SAT 6489

*When requesting delivery of official transcripts, please request that your institution mail your materials to the following address, or email them to admissions@unwsp.edu.

Admissions Office
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

Standardized Tests Now Optional for Admission to UNW

University of Northwestern no longer requires prospective students to take the ACT, SAT, or CLT, beginning with the Fall 2021 application.

We will continue to accept standardized tests. Results of the tests will be considered an additional data point in the student’s application for admission. We will maintain our holistic, thorough process that includes review of the student’s academics, spiritual commitment, and extracurricular involvement.

Our hope is that this change will allow more students access to Northwestern’s Christ-centered, excellent academic education.

Undergraduate Transfer Students

If you have earned college credit after graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student.

  1. Complete an Application for Admission; or continue filling out the application you already started.
  2. Request delivery of the following documents:
    1. Official and final High School Transcript*
    2. Official College Transcripts*
    3. ACT, SAT, and/or CLT test scores (Codes: ACT 2138 or SAT 6489)

NOTE - Undergraduate applicants who have previously completed a bachelor's degree will be requested to provide official collegiate transcripts prior to admittance; high school transcripts and ACT/SAT/CLT test scores will not be required for admittance.

*When requesting delivery of official transcripts, please request that your institution mail your materials to the following address, or email them to admissions@unwsp.edu.

Admissions Office
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2020 Term – Application Deadline August 1, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Term – Application Deadline December 15, 2020

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