Fall 2018

The 2018 application is now open! A new round is reviewed each and every month – to be considered in this month’s wave of review, complete your application by the 15th of the month. Official decisions typically arrive within two weeks, alongside with scholarship amounts and further instructions. Ready to get started?

It’s Easy

  1. You can use our free online application or the Common Application.
  2. You can self-report high school grades, GPA and test scores (ACT or SAT) right on the application form, allowing for immediate review.
  3. If you have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can opt out of providing test scores.¹
  4. Eligibility for admission is evaluated on the basis of academic performance (GPA, class rank, test scores), but we recognize that numbers do not give us the full picture of your potential.²
  5. Merit scholarships are awarded to all admitted Northland students, and amounts are determined on the basis of academic performance.³


Ask us directly. Or call  715-682-1224 or 800-753-1840.

The fine print

¹ We encourage you to provide your scores, unless you are very uncomfortable with them. However, they are unlikely to negatively impact your admissibility if your GPA is strong and your fit for Northland is clear, and may actually increase your merit scholarship amounts when considered in combination with GPA and class rank.

² The more you give us in the short answer section or in conversation with us, the better.

³ Determine your eligibility for federal and state aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1, 2017. The sooner you file, the faster we’ll be able to include those amounts in your financial aid package!