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How to Submit Documents

Official transcripts and official score reports may be sent via post to:

Office of Admissions
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

All other documents may be emailed to

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To be fully admitted to Northwest, students must submit the following:


International application for admission

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Application fee of $75 in U.S. currency

This is a nonrefundable processing fee required of every applicant. It must accompany your application in order for your request for admission to be considered. Fees are payable online via credit card or fees can be paid in U.S. dollars via check made payable to Northwest Missouri State University.


Official academic transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary institution attended.

Students currently enrolled in a high school, college or university should send official transcripts with any certificates of graduation, if applicable. Transcripts must be certified and placed in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution and sent to Northwest via post. All transcripts become the property of Northwest and cannot be released. Syllabi (course descriptions) should be submitted for all courses taken at any university outside the United States. In addition to transcripts in the native language, certified translations must be attached to the official transcripts. Please note that individual mark sheets for college coursework are required for evaluation. Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (after conversion to the U.S. scale) to be considered for bachelor’s admission. Graduate students should consult Graduate Catalog for GPA requirements.


Copy of passport

A photocopy of the personal data page of your passport.


Bank statement (submit after acceptance)

A bank document verifying that your sponsor has a balance of at least $28,659 USD for undergraduate students and $15,818 USD for graduate students should be submitted after acceptance. Information may be submitted electronically and should contain the available funds, account holder’s name and number, date of issue, and bear a bank officer signature.


Northwest statement of support form (submit after acceptance)

This form should be filled out by sponsor, stating amount and years of support View PDF and submitted after acceptance. A separate Affidavit of Support is not necessary. (If student is supporting his or her self, this form is not necessary.)


English proficiency exam score report

  1. Students entering Northwest are required to have reading, writing and conversational knowledge of the English language.
  2. If the student's native language is not English, then he or she is required to meet minimum score requirements on one of the tests listed below:
    Standard Testing Graduate Undergrad NIAS
    C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169/176 162 169
    Duolingo 95/100 90 95
    EIKEN Level 1
    Level 1
    GTEC 1190 1100 1119
    IELTS 6.0/6.5 5.5 6
    iTEP 3.7/3.9 3.5 3.7
    MET 50/59 46 50
    PTE 53 44 50
    SAKAE N/A 11-12 13-15
    TOEFL 71/79* 61 65
    TOEIC 668/730 586 624

    * First score is for MSACS program, second is for all other Graduate programs


Transfer recommendation form

This is required only if applying as a transfer student View PDF from another United States university.


GRE score reports (if applicable)

GRE Score Report for the following graduate programs:

  • M.S. in Applied Computer Science:  290
  • M.S. in Information Systems:  285
  • M.S. in Applied Health & Sports Science:  280
  • M.A. in English:  GRE not required

ACT/SAT scores

If available, may be considered for undergraduate scholarship eligibility.