Admissions

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.

Application Preferred Deadline:

  • Fall Enrollment: February 1
  • Spring Enrollment: November 15

Deposit Deadline:

  • Fall Enrollment: May 1
  • Spring Enrollment: December 1

High School Applicants:

Students entering, or during the course of, their senior year are encouraged to submit an application to Norwich University. In addition to the application, students must submit the following:

  • 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)
    • Students applying for the nursing degree must supply SAT or ACT scores. Applicants for other majors are encouraged to submit scores, though are not required to.
    • Norwich “super-scores” each test, and records only the best scores that the applicant has received.
  • Applicants are also highly encouraged, though not required, to submit:
    • 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 Applicants:

Students who have completed high school and are enrolled in, or have attempted, 12 or more college/university credits, are considered transfer applicants. Transfer applicants 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.
  • Applicants are also highly encouraged, though not required, to submit:
    • 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.
    • Essay. A 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.

Homeschooled Applicants:

Students entering, or during the course of, their senior year are encouraged to submit an application to Norwich University. In addition to the application, students must submit the following:

  • 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)
    • Students applying for the nursing degree must supply SAT or ACT scores. Applicants for other majors are encouraged to submit scores, though are not required to.
    • 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.  
  • Applicants are also highly encouraged, though not required, to submit:
    • 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 Applicants:

Applicants who are not United States Citizens, or Permanent Residents of the United States, are considered international applicants. International applicants 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)
    • Students applying for the nursing degree must supply SAT or ACT scores. Applicants for other majors are encouraged to submit scores, though are not required to.
    • Norwich “superscores” each test, and records only the highest section-level scores that the applicant has received, even if they are from different tests.
  • Applicants are also highly encouraged, though not required, to submit:
    • 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

Interested in Admissions:

All students seeking admission to Norwich University are highly encouraged to contact our office. In addition to phone/email contact, students and families should consider visiting our campus to get a better feel of the university and the opportunities offered to prospective students. Day visits can be scheduled during the week, Monday-Friday, and families are asked to kindly schedule with two weeks advance notice.

Office of Admissions:

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