Congratulations on your decision to take the next step and apply to Norwich University. Challenge, friendship, and adventure await you at one of the nation’s premier leadership laboratories. So get ready to make a world of difference.
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
- Fall Enrollment: May 1
- Spring Enrollment: December 1
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
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 optional but strongly recommended. Two is an ideal number.