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IU Northwest International Admission Requirements

Application Priority Dates

Fall Semester June 1

Spring Semester October 1

Summer Sessions February 1

If you miss a priority date your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.

    •  Application for Admission
    •  Nonrefundable $60 application fee
    •  Official transcripts
    •  English Proficiency
    •  Financial Documentation

    We recommend that applicants graduate or be on track to graduate with the following college prep curriculum:

    •  Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction
    •  Six to eight semesters of mathematics
    •  Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
    •  Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)
    •  Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills
    •  Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety

    In addition, we recommend that applicants have:

    •  The equivalent to a B average or a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale
    •  SAT or ACT Test scores. Students who have been out of high school one year or more are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless required for admission to a specific program
  • If you have postsecondary education (education after graduating from high school) equivalent to 12 or college level credit hours or more you are considered a transfer student.

    •  Application for Admission
    •  Nonrefundable $60 application fee
    •  Official transcripts
    •  English Proficiency
    •  Financial Documentation
  • If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission. Exceptions to the following language proficiency standards may be made on a case-by-case basis.

    • Students who will or have graduated from a high school in the United States or have completed the equivalent of ENG-W 131 are exempt the English proficiency documentation requirement for admission and all further English placement testing.
    • Students who have graduated from a high school, successfully completed university level course work or are citizens of a country in which English is considered the native language are exempt from the English proficiency documentation requirement.
    • In addition to meeting the English language proficiency requirement for admission, all first-time international undergraduate students and transfer students must take placement exams in English and Mathematics upon arrival, unless otherwise exempt.
    • Successful completion of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a regionally accredited institution in the United States

    English Proficiency Options

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71 or higher Internet Based Test 530 or higher Paper Based Test

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 or higher

    SAT 1 Critical Reading 450 or higher

    ACT English 21

    GED 630

    JitsuyōEigo GinōKentei (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN" Pre-1 or higher

    Pearson Test of English, Academic 48 or higher

    WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations A or B (SSCE)

    Ordinary Level Certificate A or B

    Cambridge International O Levels C or higher

    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) A or B

  • International students are required to submit documentation that shows sufficient funds are available to cover the estimated cost for education, living and miscellaneous expenses for one year.

    Estimated Cost:

    Tuition and Fees $15,000

    Living and miscellaneous expenses $14,000

    Acceptable Documentation:

    •  Bank statements indicating required currency amount
    •  Investment statements indicating liquid assets
    •  Scholarship letters
    •  Lines of credit
    •  Governmental funding

    The following documentation will not be accepted:

    •  Chartered accountant statements
    •  Payroll reports/expected income
    •  Tax statements
    •  Property assessments
    •  Credit cards
    •  Bank statements lacking currency amounts
    •  Other statements of non-liquid assets

    Contact Kathy Spicer at if you have questions and would like to have an admission counselor contact you about applying to IU Northwest.