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Undergraduate Admissions

Greetings from Vermont! If you’re interested in attending an American private university, then you’re looking at one of the oldest and most honored in our nation! Norwich University can offer you a superior education with experienced faculty, all set in a beautiful, rural and mountainous setting.

Norwich also offers you a group of friendly, full-time staff to assist you at our International Center as well as personalized tutoring at our Academic Achievement Center. Our small size allows you to gain close relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students. Before you know it, we’ll feel like family!

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  • Application Requirements

    Required Documents

    1. Complete your Application to Norwich.

    2. Secondary school (high school) transcripts. (If the transcript is not in English, the applicant must also submit a translated copy.)

    3. English Proficiency:

    All students must submit TOEFL or IELTS with the exception of those students who have:

    - If you have successfully completed an academic English program at an institution approved by Norwich University's International Center.

    - If you have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from a foreign institution where the language of instruction for the secondary and/or post-secondary degree(s) is English.

    - If you have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from a US accredited school abroad with English as the medium of instruction.

    - If you have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from a secondary school in the US that you attended for a minimum of one year that included at least one unit of college preparatory English.

    - If you have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the US or have completed at least 12 or more credits at an accredited institution of higher education in the US.

    4. You are also encouraged to submit (Not Required):
    Letters of Recommendation: two or three letters are preferred. Please should choose teachers, coaches, employers, mentors, etc., who know both your academic abilities and personality.

    Essay: 300-500 word open-topic essay may also be submitted.

    SAT or ACT Scores (Norwich’s SAT Code is 3669; ACT code is 4308).

    If you are applying for the nursing degree, you must provide SAT or ACT scores. You may submit scores for all other majors, though they are not required to. Norwich “super-scores” each test, and records only the best scores that you have received.

  • Transfer Students

    International students who want to transfer to Norwich University as a second- or third-year student or have taken 12 or more college level credits either in the U.S. or abroad, should refer to the transfer admission information.

    Please submit your college transcript and a copy of your high school degree or transcript. Your college level courses will be evaluated for acceptable transfer credit towards Norwich degree completion. Often, we will require your course descriptions or syllabi in order to evaluate your credits for transfer.

  • Deadlines & Timelines

    You are welcome to apply to Norwich University at anytime. Priority deadlines are as follows:

    • Fall Application Priority Deadline: February 1
    • Spring Application Priority Deadline: November 15

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, meaning that we will only begin reviewing your application when we have received all of the information required to complete your file.

  • Paying for College

    Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

    As an international student, you will receive one of our generous Merit-Based Scholarships, which are based on your school transcripts. Our Merit Scholarship award ranges are located here.

    International Student Need-Based Financial Aid

    To be considered for financial assistance as an international students, you must submit your CSS Profile for the 2018-2019 school year. Make sure to put Norwich University on your list (school code 3669).

  • Visa & Immigration

    Our International Center is here to help you in obtaining an F-1 Student Visa. The F-1 Student Visa (Academic Student) allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. You must be enrolled in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate and your school must be authorized by the U.S. government to accept international students.

    Once accepted into Norwich, the International Center will guide you through this process. Of course, you can contact them ahead of time with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Immigration and Visa Information

  • Apply Now!

    Students applying for admission may choose between the following applications:

    Norwich App


    Common App

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