Applications for admission to Northland College are evaluated individually to assess each student's level of preparedness for both academic success and ability to become a contributing member of the Northland College learning community.
Admission Criteria for New Entering Students
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis and are evaluated in terms of high school curriculum, grade-point average, class rank (when available), and ACT or SAT test scores. Before individual admissibility can be determined by the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:
- a Northland College Application for Admission or the Common Application;
- an unofficial or official copy of high school transcripts;
- if your cumulative, unweighted high school grade-point average is below a 3.0, on a scale of 4.0, Northland College requires an ACT or SAT test score report. (For the purpose of admissions, we will accept official, unofficial, or self-reported score reports.)
Applicants for admission to Northland College should have a minimum cumulative, unweighted high school grade-point average of 2.0 to be considered for admission. Students with college aptitude test scores and academic records below the median for high school seniors may be considered for admission if other factors indicate their potential for academic success in college. Letters of recommendation may be required for these students.
Admission Criteria for Transfer Students
Applications for admission from students with previous college experience are welcomed. Transfer students may begin enrollment at Northland in either the fall (early September) or winter (early January) terms.
Applications for transfer admission are evaluated on the basis of college curriculum, college credit accumulation, and cumulative college grade-point average. Before individual admissibility can be determined by the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:
- a Northland College Application for Transfer Admission (online application is strongly encouraged, but a paper application may also be requested from the Office of Admission);
- an official college transcript from all institutions previously attended (these must be sent directly to the Northland College Office of Admission from the college of origin);
Applicants for transfer admission should have a minimum of 12 earned college credits and a cumulative college grade-point average of 2.0 to be considered for admission. Students with college academic records below these standards may, on occasion, be considered for admission if other factors indicate their potential for academic success in college. Letters of recommendation as well as high school transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores may be required for these students.
A non-refundable $200 enrollment deposit must be received by the College once a student is accepted and decides to enroll. The tuition deposit portion of $100 will be applied to the student's account after the add/drop date. The room deposit portion of $100 will be kept by the College to defray the cost of wear and tear to residential facilities. Students will need to pay another deposit if they decide to reenroll at Northland College.