Admission

Undergraduate - Residential Programs

The admission of students to Norwich University is competitive. Each applicant’s file is carefully reviewed by the Office of Admissions. Norwich University is a rolling admissions school, which means that while applications and deposits may be received past the deadlines outlined below, they are accepted only on a space-available basis.

All students seeking admission to Norwich University are highly encouraged to contact the Admission Office. Those students and families are encouraged to visit our campus to get a better feel of the university and the opportunities offered. Day visits can be scheduled during the week, Monday-Friday. Visit the Admissions website for additional details.

Application Preferred Deadline

  • Fall Enrollment: February 1

  • Spring Enrollment: November 15
     

Deposit Deadline

  • Fall Enrollment: May 1

  • Spring Enrollment: December 1


High School Applicant
High school seniors, to include those entering their senior year, are encouraged to submit an application. In addition to the application, the following must also be summited:

  • High School Transcript (including senior year courses and/or senior year grades)

    • Competitive applicants should have completed:

      • four years of English;

      • four years of mathematics;

      • three years of social sciences/history;

      • three years of lab-based sciences;

      • two years of modern languages.

    • Each applicant’s file is reviewed considering the academic program that the student has applied for; because some programs are more challenging in certain academic areas than others, the courses and grades earned in each course is carefully scrutinized to ensure that the accepted student is ready for the university coursework

  • SAT or ACT Scores (Norwich’s SAT Code is 3669; ACT code is 4308)

    • SAT and ACT requirements for prospective Nursing students has been waived through the Fall of 2022.  Contact your Admissions Counselor for current Nursing SAT or Act requirements.

    • Norwich “super-scores” each test, and records only the best scores that the applicant has received.

  • Encouraged, though not required:

    • Letters of Recommendation; two or three letters are preferred. Students should choose teachers, coaches, employers, mentors, etc., who know both their academic abilities and their personality.

    • Essay; a 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.


Transfer Applicant
A students who has completed high school and enrolled or was enrolled in college/university credits must submit:

  • An application to Norwich

  • Final High School Transcript

  • College Transcripts

    • Any/all college transcripts must be received to properly review a student’s file. If a student has attempted credits at more than one institution, they must submit a transcript from each institution. In order to be evaluated for transfer credit, college transcripts must be official.

    • If a student's attempted credits are from an institution outside of the United States, the student must provide a course description and syllabus for each course to be evaluated for transfer credit.

  • Encouraged, though not required:

    • Letters of Recommendation; two or three letters are recommended. Students should choose teachers, coaches, employers, mentors, etc., who know both their academic abilities and their personality.

    • Essay. A 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.


Homeschooled Applicant
A students entering, or during the course of, their senior year are encouraged to submit an application to Norwich University. In addition to the application, the following must also be summited:

  • High School Transcript (including senior year courses and/or senior year grades)

    • Competitive applicants should have completed:

      • four years of English;

      • four years of mathematics;

      • three years of social sciences/history;

      • three years of lab-based sciences;

      • two years of modern languages.

    • Each applicant’s file is reviewed considering the academic program that the student has applied for; because some programs are more challenging in certain academic areas than others, the courses and grades earned in each course is carefully scrutinized to ensure that the accepted student is ready for the university coursework

  • SAT or ACT Scores (Norwich’s SAT Code is 3669; ACT code is 4308)

    • SAT and ACT requirements for prospective Nursing students has been waived through the Fall of 2022.  Contact your Admissions Counselor for current Nursing SAT or Act requirements.

    • Norwich “super-scores” each test, and records only the best scores that the applicant has received.

  • Home school instructors must send a copy of student enrollment, certification, or documents that state the student is home-schooled.  

  • Encouraged, though not required:

    • Letters of Recommendation; two or three letters are preferred. Students should choose teachers, coaches, employers, mentors, etc., who know both their academic abilities and their personality.

    • Essay; a 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.


International Applicant
An applicant who is not a United States Citizen, or Permanent Resident of the United States, is an international applicant and must submit:

  • An application to Norwich

  • Transcripts

    • Secondary school (high school) transcripts for entering freshman. If the transcript is not in English, the applicant must also submit a translated copy.

    • International transfer applicants are required to submit official college transcripts. If the transcript is not in English, the applicant must also submit a translated copy. If a student's attempted college-level credits are from an institution outside of the United States, the student must submit post-secondary transcripts through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agency with the degree statement and a course-by-course evaluation when not in English.

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    • Students must submit English language proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:

      • The applicant is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda; Australia, The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Canada (except Quebec); Cook Islands; Dominica; Ghana; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Sweden; Trinidad and Tobago; Uganda; United Kingdom; Zimbabwe.

      • Submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores.

      • The applicant has successfully completed an academic English program at an institution approved by Admissions.

      • The applicant has graduated, or is on track to graduate, from a foreign institution where the language of instruction for the secondary and/or post-secondary degree(s) was English.

      • The applicant has graduated, or is on track to graduate, from a US accredited school abroad with English as the medium of instruction.

      • The applicant has graduated, or is on track to graduate, from a secondary school in the US that he/she attended for a minimum of one year and that included at least one unit of college preparatory English.

      • The applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the US or has completed at least 12 or more credits at an accredited institution of higher education in the US.

  • SAT or ACT Scores (Norwich’s SAT code is 3669; ACT code is 4308)

    • SAT and ACT requirements for prospective Nursing students has been waived through the Fall of 2022.  Contact your Admissions Counselor for current Nursing SAT or Act requirements.

    • Norwich “superscores” each test, and records only the highest section-level scores that the applicant has received, even if they are from different tests.

  • Encouraged, though not required:

    • Letters of Recommendation; two or three letters are preferred. Students should choose teachers, coaches, employers, mentors, etc., who know both their academic abilities and their personality.

    • Essay; 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.


Flexible Pathways
Norwich University participates in the State of Vermont Agency of Education Flexible Pathways Initiative: Early College Program (ECP) and Dual Enrollment Program.

Early College: Students must be accepted into full-time programs that are developed and operated by one of the Vermont State Colleges or an accredited private postsecondary school located in Vermont, and that are approved for operation by the Secretary of Education.

Eligibility

  • High school transcript, minimum GPA of a 3.0

  • Letter of recommendation from Guidance Counselor

  • Essay

  • Principal Authorization Form

  • Resident of Vermont

  • High school senior enrolled in a school that is publicly funded including a Vermont career technical center, approved independent high school and are publicly funded by their hometowns, High School Completion Program, and Home Study students

Optional 

  • Additional letters of recommendation

  • SAT/ACT scores

Dual Enrollment: Includes up to two college courses for eligible Vermont high school students. The Agency of Education has oversight of the dual enrollment program and will work with Norwich University to manage the delivery to students. Dual enrollment courses provided for in this pathway can be offered on a college campus and on-site at a participating high school.

Eligibility

  • Resident of Vermont

  • High school junior or senior

  • Students who attend a school that is publicly funded including a Vermont career technical center

  • Students who attend an approved independent high school and are publicly funded by their hometowns

  • Students who are assigned to a public school through the High School Completion Program

  • Students who are Home Study students

Non-degree Seeking Student
A Non-degree seeking student, also known as non-matriculating student, is a student who wants to enroll in courses, but are not seeking a degree. An application is required. Prior college transcripts may be required to demonstrate proficiency or for permission to enter a course with requisites.

Office of Admissions
Norwich University, 27 I.D. White Avenue, Northfield, VT 05663; Phone:  802.485.2001; Email: admissions@norwich.edu, Web: www.norwich.edu/admissions

Undergraduate - Online Programs

The online degree completion programs are intended for a person who has earned prior college credit or participated in a program with an opportunity to earn college credit. A minimum of 30-credits is required. Email: learn@norwich.edu, Web: https://online.norwich.edu/admissions/bachelors-admissions

  • Application form

  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) outlining your experience, prior learning, and educational/career objectives.

  • Resume

  • If applicable, official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF)

  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges or training, mailed to Norwich University at P.O. Box 367, Northfield, VT 05663

International Applicant
Through Norwich University’s online learning platform, students from around the world can participate in our graduate and continuing education programs regardless of their location, time zone, or schedule. To apply to a Norwich online program, international students must complete a special set of admissions requirements in addition to their program-specific admissions requirements.

The international student requirements for Norwich admission are as follows:

  1. Speak with one of our admissions advisors. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions about Norwich and the program in which you are interested. This interview will also help determine if you have the necessary credentials to enroll in your chosen program. Your advisor will also outline the steps required to complete your application package.
     

  2. Complete the application. You can complete the application form with your admissions advisor.
     

  3. Submit an English proficiency assessment. If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required.  This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:

    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.

    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.

    • The applicant holds an associate, baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

      Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be sent directly to Norwich by the Educational Testing Service. A minimum score may be required for your program. Students who need to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA.
      The Norwich University TOEFL school code is 3669.
       

  4. Official transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by an approved third-party service provider to determine equivalency to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF,  or SpanTran with the exception of the following:

    • Official English-language transcripts from any Canadian institution approved by CICIC.

Any request for consideration of international credit must include a third-party course-by-course evaluation from an approved service provider.

Certificate Admission
Each program has its own admission requirements, please visit the residential programs Certificate Admission website.

Graduate - Residential Programs

A student who has completed an undergraduate degree is eligible to apply to a graduate program. Each program has its own admission requirements, please visit the residential programs Graduate Admission website.

Graduate - Online Programs

A student who has completed an undergraduate degree is eligible to apply to a graduate program. Each program has its own admission requirements, please visit the online programs Graduate Admission website.

  • Application form

  • Resume that includes 3 professional references with contact information

  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, mailed to Norwich University at P.O. Box 367, Northfield, VT 05663

  • Letter of intent

  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

Certificate Admission

Each program has its own admission requirements, please visit the residential programs Certificate Admission website.