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Take the Lead Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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. All you need to do is submit your application and all required materials, as well as your FAFSA, by January 31st and it's yours! Here's what to do:

  • Complete an application below.
  • Send in your supplemental items (i.e. high school transcript, test scores).
  • Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).

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.
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Nursing CAS

Norwich University is now processing applications through NursingCAS, an online application designed to simplify the nursing school admissions process.

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 Fee: $0

Application Preferred Deadline:

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

Deposit Deadline:

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

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

Résumé (optional)

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 (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 (optional)

Letters from teachers, coaches, counselors, JROTC instructors or employers are optional but strongly recommended. Two is an ideal number.

SAT Scores (optional)

No academic programs except nursing require SAT or ACT exam submissions. 

Update: due to COVID-19’s effect on the availability of standardized-testing, Norwich University will be waiving the requirement for SAT or ACT exams for students applying to our undergraduate Nursing program for fall 2021 admission. 

91% Placement Rate

Within eight months of graduation, our students are in a job, in the military or in graduate school.

Top 10

Norwich is among the top 10 institutions in the United States for producing commissioned military officers.

Community

At Norwich, you become part of something—a tight-knit community with a strong common identity.

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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