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TRANSFER, ADULT & READMISSION STUDENTS

If you’ve decided to transfer and would like your next college home to have small classes, one-on-one relationships with faculty and staff and low student debt upon graduation, then WE look forward to YOU Being a Ranger.

This section also provides information for adult students who have made the decision to attend college, as well as for students who have attended Northwestern in the past but would like to be readmitted. Another Test.


 

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NEW RANGER EVENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION

Andrea Lauderdale
Transfer Recruiter
Fine Arts 142
(580) 327-8606
(580) 327-8413 - Fax
amlauderdale@nwosu.edu
transfer@nwosu.edu


BRIDGE PROGRAM

This unique agreement is between Northwestern and Northern Oklahoma College (NOC). You may enroll concurrently at both schools, making transferring to Northwestern an even easier process. Students will need to apply for acceptance into the Bridge Program before graduating from NOC.

Bridge Application Form 



REACH HIGHER

Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program

If you have earned a minimum of 72 credit hours, are at least 21 years of age and have not been enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year, you might consider applying for admission in the Reach Higher program to earn a degree in Organizational Leadership. To learn more about the program, visit their website or contact Dr. Jerry Gustafson, professor of business. You also may contact Northwestern’s Office of Recruitment at (580) 327-8546.

Transfer Student Info

You are considered a transfer student if:

You've graduated from high school and enrolled in a regular session at a college (having earned more than six attempted credit hours)

You've earned an associate’s degree from a two-year school and are moving on to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution

In most cases, students with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution in Oklahoma will automatically meet the general education requirements. Students earning associate’s degree from out-of-state institutions should expect their credits to transfer, but a review of their transcript will need to be made. If it is determined that not all general education requirements have been met by out-of-state transfers, a few classes may need to be taken. All transferring students shall expect to satisfy any additional general education requirements imposed by the specific academic programs.

Students transferring to Northwestern from a two-year school are required to earn a minimum of 60 semester hours (excluding physical education activity courses) at Northwestern complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree.

All transfer students except readmission students will be required to pay a $15 application fee by mailing a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Transfer Student Admission (7-24 credit hours)

  • Apply Online

  • Be eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.

  • Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Submit complete high school transcript or GED scores

  • Submit ACT and/or SAT scores

  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Students may only enroll at our Alva or Woodward locations.

 

Transfer Student Admission (24 or more credit hours)

  • Apply Online

  • Be eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.

  • Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Those with less than a 2.0 GPA will be admitted on academic probation.

  • High school transcript will not be needed if you have completed college course work in the curricular areas required.

  • Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended.

 

Transfer Student Admission for Northwestern – Enid
Northwestern’s Enid campus provides upper division and graduate courses to students completing junior, senior and master’s level work. In order to offer a four year degree in Enid, Northwestern has partnered with Northern Oklahoma College to develop the Bridge Program. (NOC offers the lower division classes allowing any easy transfer to Northwestern.) This relationship allows the two schools to co-exist in the Enid community without directly competing.

  • Apply Online

  • Be eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.

  • Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Students should previously complete the majority of the lower-division general education courses required for a baccalaureate degree at Northwestern.

  • In most cases, students with an Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution will automatically meet the general education requirements. 

  • A list of the 54 general education credits required is provided in the Undergraduate Catalog.

For more information about transferring to Northwestern-Enid, contact Candace Reim at (580) 213-3147 or cmreim@nwosu.edu

 

What is the deadline to apply for admission?

If you are a United States citizen or United States permanent resident you can apply up until classes begin for the semester you wish to attend. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as some of the other applications such as Scholarships, Financial Aid and Student Housing have deadlines, and awards are dependent upon being admitted. Please see Paying for College and Living on Campus for more information.

Steps to Being a Ranger (As a Transfer)

1. Meet all academic and admission requirements set forth by the university

2. Be eligible for readmission at the previous institution to be eligible for admission at Northwestern.

3. Have a 2.0 minimum CGPA on a 4.0 scale

4. Provide official copies of all college transcript(s) to the Registrar’s Office

5. Apply Online (readmission students need to use the Application for Readmission form). Students can also apply in person at any campus location in Alva, Enid or Woodward. 

6. Pay the $15 application fee by mailing a check to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. All transfer students except Readmission Students must pay the application fee. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)

7. Attend Transfer Showcase in February to learn more about the university. Application fee waived when you apply for admission at this event, plus you’ll qualify for a $500 scholarship to use at Northwestern when you establish residency in Alva and attend the Alva campus. (Must meet all scholarship eligibility requirements.)

8. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon after Oct. 1 as possible for best consideration. Students must complete a FAFSA form every year to continue receiving aid. Northwestern’s FAFSA code is 003163.

9. Contact or visit the Transfer Office to begin the advisement/enrollment process. You can call (580) 327-8606 to enroll over the phone!

10. Reserve a room in Student Housing at the Alva campus by submitting the online Housing & Meal Application/Contract. (Visit with Enid campus personnel about the possibility of housing via NOC if attending our Enid campus.)

11. Submit the Meningitis Form

12. Pay $75.00 deposit. Payment can be mailed to Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or call (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card.  (Dorm deposits and application fees are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)
** Room applications will not be considered complete, and room assignments will not be made until providing your application, the Meningitis form and deposit **

13. Attend Transfer Orientation prior to the start of the fall semester. 


What We’ll Need from You:

  1. Immunization Records Form
  2. Hepatitis B Statement 

These items will show proof of immunization for certain diseases. See more information in our Immunization Policy. We won’t be able to make a room assignment in University Housing or accept your admission application until we receive your Immunization information.

Adult Student Info

You are considered an adult student if:

You are at least 21 years of age and have never attended college

If you fit this description, please submit your high school transcripts or GED certificate and scores as well as your ACT or SAT score. The composite scores on the ACT or SAT do not determine admission. Placement testing is required for scores below 19 on the ACT and 455 on the SAT. 

Readmission Student Info

You are considered a readmission student if:

You’ve taken a few semesters off from school

You've transferred to a different school and want to return to Northwestern

You've been out of school for several years and want to return to complete your education.

If you fit this description, you will need to fill out the Application for Readmission form. (InDesign Document named Application for Readmission) There is no application fee. Students who previously attended Northwestern as a concurrent student also will need to submit a final high school transcript.

I'm Enrolled: Now What?

Once you have enrolled at Northwestern, here are the steps you need to take to be successful:

  • Ensure Financial Aid is complete

  • Ensure all Housing forms are complete and deposit is paid

  • Complete the Online Scholarship Application

  • Get involved with Clubs/Organizations

  • Complete Haven (Title IX Training)

    • Haven Login Instructions

      • Login to RangerNet

      • Select the student tab

      • On the left hand side (under the Student Dashboard box) click on "Everfi-Haven Course Student (CCv3)"

      • Click on LAUNCH HAVEN COURSE

      • Complete the program

 

Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Transfer students can apply for a number of academic and participation scholarships by filling out the Online Scholarship Application before July 15. 

More information on scholarships specifically for Transfer Students, Financial Aid and Costs to attend Northwestern are available at Paying for College.

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