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Norwich App

Norwich App

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Common App

Common App

Apply to Norwich by submitting your national common application.

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: Feb. 1
  • Spring Enrollment: Nov. 15

International Application Deadline:

  • Fall Enrollment: March 31

Deposit Deadline:

  • Fall Enrollment: May 1
  • Spring Enrollment: Dec. 15

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

For students interested in the Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science program, please review the pre-requisites for the program here.  Additional information on the program is here.

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. *

Leadership Pathway

As part of your application, you will be asked to indicate if you want to attend Norwich as a member of the Corps of Cadets, or as a civilian student.  There are no other applications required to join the Norwich Corps of Cadets, and you can change your mind on which leadership path you choose at any time prior to enrollment.
If you have questions about the difference in these leadership pathways, please contact your admissions counselor. Membership in the Norwich Corps of Cadets does not guarantee an ROTC scholarship, nor is there any federal service obligation for being a Cadet.


Students may defer one semester within the same academic year from their original application. After that period, or if the admitted candidate failed to request deferred admission, another application must be reviewed by the admissions office and another enrollment deposit must be paid.
To request to a deferment, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Percentage of Undergraduates Enrolled in Fall 2022 Receiving Financial Aid.

Top 10

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


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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