Getting Started

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Step 1


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

Find out what programs are accepting applications: Program Availability

Can't decide? Visit Career Services

Step 2

Get Started

If you haven't applied to NWTC yet, contact us about how to get started!
We will:

  • Talk about the admissions process
  • Guide you with what's necessary to apply and meet requirements
  • Direct you as how to get started with your financial aid application
  • Getting Started information
Step 3

Learn the Program Requirements

Most programs only require a transcript and testing for acceptance; however, some programs also require courses to be completed too. To make sure you are completing all of the steps to be accepted to your program, download the Admission Requirements packet from your program's page under "How do I get started?"

Step 4


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. F-1 Visa International students should use the International Student Application.

  • 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 fall semesters, June 1 for next year's summer semester 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. 

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

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

Step 5

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 Financial Aid.

Step 6

Submit your Transcripts & Check if you need additional Admission Forms

Request your official transcript, showing your grades & graduation date. Send to: NWTC Admissions:
Email -
Fax - 920-272-9712

  • If unsure as to how to request your transcripts see your options.
  • Current high school students, send an in-progress copy now, and a final copy after graduation.
  • Already completed high school: Contact your high school student services office or visit your high school's website for online ordering options. If you have changed your name since high school, make sure to include both your previous and current name for quick processing.
  • Home-school students, please submit a transcript with course titles, final grades, & graduation date.
  • High School equivalents: We also accept HSED, GED®, or college transcripts. View acceptable High School Transcript equivalents.

Does your program require additional admission forms?

Some programs require forms before starting classes or clinicals. Admissions will contact you if forms are needed for your program. You can access additional admission forms by clicking here.

Step 7

Complete your Placement Tests

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

Step 8

Attend your SOAR Session

Upon acceptance you will be required to attend a SOAR (Student Orientation Advising Registration) session.

The purpose of New Student Registration is to help you learn what it means to be a successful student, to help you become aware of the services available to you at NWTC, and to give you the tools you need to register for your first semester of courses. Find out more!

Step 9

Attend Orientation Welcome Week

Your success as an NWTC student starts with Welcome Week!

During your Welcome Week session you’ll learn how to find your classrooms, how to purchase books, where to park, and what college resources are available. You will also attend a program orientation session with your instructors to get more specific information about your chosen career path and what you’ll need to get started with your classes. View Welcome Week Sessions!