Do you have what it takes to be accepted? Norwich reviews applicants based on the following criteria, in order of importance:
We evaluate your application according to the major you plan to pursue. Norwich looks at your high-school transcript to make sure you are prepared for the rigors of the program. An ideal applicant will have completed the following:
- Four years of English
- Four years of math
- Three to four years of laboratory science
- Three years of social science
- Two years of foreign language
Norwich requires a standardized test score, such as the SAT (code 3669) or ACT (code 4308). This score, again, should demonstrate you are ready for the area you would like to study. Prospective engineering students will have strong math scores, for example. We only see your best scores, so it’s a good idea to take the exam a few times.
It is advised, but not mandatory, to submit a résumé. Tell us about your activities, sports, volunteer work and leadership positions. We look for students who are motivated, value service to others and show initiative.
While optional, an essay strengthens your application. It should be short—one page is ideal. We recommend you use this essay to highlight something we don’t know about you.
Letters of recommendation
Letters from teachers, coaches, counselors, JROTC instructors or employers are recommended. Two is an ideal number.