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 Getting Started: Program and Certificate Application Checklist


Use NWTC's Passport to Success or follow the below steps to get started!



We offer 100+ associate degree and technical diploma programs and 80+ certificates.

Degrees and Diplomas

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Get Started

If you haven't applied to NWTC yet, attend one of our Getting Started Sessions! We will:

  • Talk about the admissions process, both pre-program and program
  • Guide you with what's necessary to apply and meet requirements
  • Direct you as how to get started with your financial aid application
  • Provide you a college tour! See the areas of the programs you are interested in!



Learn the Program Requirements

Most programs only require a transcript and testing for acceptance; however, some programs also require courses to be completed too.

  Check out the admissions requirements by program!




Apply online now! New students will be required to create a new account. Existing students can log in and click Apply to Program or Certificate.

  • Students who have, at least, entered their senior year of high school or beyond may apply.
  • Start applying a year in advance! Monday after Labor Day for upcoming summer and fall semesters or January 1 for next year's spring semester.
  • A one-time nonrefundable $30 application fee is required from all first time program applicants.
  • A one-time nonrefundable $10 application fee is required from all first time certificate applicants.
  • A $10 application processing fee will be required for all paper applications. 


What programs are accepting applications now?

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Need application assistance? Visit any Campus or Regional Learning Center and a staff member will help you apply!

Get to know your Admission Specialist



Pay for College

NWTC has a variety of resources available to make college affordable. Check out many options for funding!

If you plan on applying for financial aid, visit our Financial Aid Webpage.


Submit your Transcripts

Have your high school send your official transcript to NWTC Admissions. If you are currently in high school, send an in-progress copy now a final copy after graduation. If you are home-schooled, please submit a transcript with course titles and grades.

High School equivalents: We also accept HSED, GED®, or college transcripts. View acceptable High School Transcript equivalents 



Complete your Assessment

NWTC gives the Accuplacer for program entry. We also accept ACT, TABE Level A, Compass or Asset scores. If you took your test through NWTC or a district high school, we will have your scores. Send scores from other colleges to NWTC Admissions.

Test scores are valid for five years from the date of application



**Watch your email for updates regarding your application. Once you are accepted you will be emailed the next steps to get enrolled!**

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Have more questions? Don't hesitate to contact Admissions with any questions along the way!