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Application Process

For Transfer Students

  1. The application to Northwest is a rolling application which means there is no deadline. Complete the application for admission in one of the following ways:
    • Complete and submit your application electronically.
      • Domestic students can access the Northwest application by creating an account. If you submit your application online, there is no application fee.
      • International students can also apply online, but there is a fee to submit.  
    • Complete and submit the paper application, along with a $25 application fee* to:

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

      Walk-In Address:
      246 Administration Building
      or call 660.562.1148

      * If you enroll at Northwest, the $25 application fee will be credited to your account.
  2. Request an official transcript be sent to Northwest Office of Admissions for all college-level work you have attempted from each college or university attended.
    • If you are in the process of completing courses, also have a final transcript sent at the end of the semester to complete your transfer file.
    • You must submit previous transcripts regardless of whether those credits will apply to a Northwest degree. Hand-carried, personally delivered or issued to student transcripts are all unofficial even though they carry the college seal and/or signatures that are placed on official records.
    • Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution and can be sent to us by:
      • Email:
      • Mail: (see address above)
      • Fax: 660.562.1821
      • Electronically: via Parchment, the National Student Clearinghouse and eSCRIP-SAFE

Other Important Reminders:

  • If you have earned less than 24 hours of college-level, transferable credit, you must request from your high school an official transcript showing your class rank, GPA, ACT/SAT scores and high school graduation date. For students who have earned more than 24 hours of college-level credit, it is recommended that ACT scores be sent for the purpose of course placement.
  • Northwest has developed an automated process that defines exactly how your courses transfer to Northwest and meet your degree requirements. View information about equivalent courses from other institutions.