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Undergraduate Admissions

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.

Take the Lead Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2019

We’d like to give you a chance to receive an additional $2,000 per year ($8,000 total) for simply taking the lead on your education. Submit your application and all required materials and your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 15, 2019, and it’s yours. Here’s what to do:

  • Complete an application below
  • Send in your supplemental forms (i.e., high school transcript, test scores)
  • Complete your FAFSA and include Norwich University as one of your choices (003692). International students should instead complete the CSS Profile (3669).

Norwich App

Norwich App

Start your Norwich application using the university's in-house form.
Common App

Common App

Apply to Norwich by submitting your national Common Application.

Norwich reviews applicants based on the following criteria, in order of importance:

Academic preparedness

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.

Admissions essay

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.

International Students

Thank you for considering Norwich University! Learn more about our programs, how to apply, funding your education, and what life at Norwich is like—from an international perspective.

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Transfer Students

Have you taken classes at another college or university? At Norwich, we welcome transfer students. Learn how to transfer credits and explore our admissions checklist and timeline.

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