Sep 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

Admission Information


Applications for admission to Northland College are evaluated individually to assess each student's preparedness for both academic success and the ability to become a contributing member of the Northland College learning community.

Admission Criteria for First Year Students

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. Northland is test-optional and practices holistic review.  Each applicant is primarily evaluated on the basis of high school curriculum, cumulative grade-point average, and, if provided, ACT or SAT test scores. Before individual admissibility can be determined by the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A Northland College Application for Admission or the Common Application;
  2. An unofficial or official copy of high school transcripts;
  3. An unofficial or official copy of ACT or SAT test scores.

Applicants for admission to Northland College should have a minimum cumulative, unweighted high school grade-point average of at least 2.5/4.0 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 and/or an interview 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:

  1. A Northland College Application for Admission or the Common Application;
  2. An official college transcript from all institutions attended (these must be sent directly to the Office of Admission from the college of origin);

Applicants for transfer admission should have a minimum of 17 earned credits. Any college credits completed with a C- (70%) or better are considered for credit transfer. Transfer students should have a minimum cumulative transferable gpa of 2.0/4.0 and be in good academic standing at their last institution attended.  Students with college academic records below these standards may be considered for admission if other factors indicate their potential for academic success in college. Letters of recommendation, an interview and/or high school transcripts and test scores may be required for these students.

Proof of High School Completion

As part of the enrollment process, incoming students are required to submit proof of high school completion. Self-certification by the student or unofficial copies of transcripts are not sufficient. The Office of Financial Aid at Northland College will not disburse financial aid to the student's account until proof of high school completion is on file.

At Northland College, a student must be admitted as degree-seeking, self-certify on the FAFSA that (s)he has a high school diploma, GED or was home-schooled, and submit all requested documentation to the Northland College Office of Admissions and/or Northland College Office of Financial Aid, as specified.

Any student that is admitted to Northland College that is unable to provide proof of high school completion will lose their eligibility to receive financial aid until they document eligibility based on federal regulations.

Enrollment Deposit

A $200 enrollment deposit fee must be received by the College once a student is accepted and decides to enroll. The deposit is fully refundable until May 1 (Fall Term) and December 1 (Winter Term). 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.  A student who pays their deposit and then decides to defer entry to a later term must pay another $200 fee to recommit.