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This section 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.

It also gives information on the degree completion program named Reach Higher. 





Andrea Lauderdale


Andrea Lauderdale
Transfer Recruiter

Fine Arts 142
(580) 327-8606
(580) 327-8413 - Fax

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, and fill out the Application for Admission form. 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. 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

Reach Higher Program


Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program

If you have earned a minimum of 72 credit hours, are at least 21 years of age, have not been enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year, and have a minimum of 2.0 graduation/retention GPA in past college course work, you might consider applying for admission in the ReachHigher program to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at Northwestern. Individual colleges also may have other admission requirements.

Through ReachHigher, work and life experiences may, in some cases, qualify for college credit — saving time and money.

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. 

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