Application Deadlines

  • Most UNW graduate programs do not have specific deadlines. However, we recommend that you submit your application and supporting credentials as early as possible.
  • Registration begins several months before the start of a term, so late applicants are less likely to get the courses they need.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for us to review your completed application and supporting documents.

You will receive a letter from UNW informing you of your admission decision. We do not release decisions over the phone.

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts are required from each school you have attended.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to request and arrange for all official transcripts to be sent to UNW.
  • An official transcript bears the institution’s raised insignia and is individually sealed by their respective Registrar/Records Office. The transcript must arrive unopened in its original envelope. It is highly recommended that the transcript be sent directly from the institution to UNW. If the envelope is opened prior to arriving at the University, it is no longer considered official.
  • If you studied under a maiden name or prior name, your institution must indicate both prior and current names on your transcript.
  • Do not request a transcript from the University of Northwest Registrar if Northwest is listed on your application as a previous or current institution. University of Northwest will obtain your University of Northwest transcript directly.
  • Including your U.S. Social Security number on your transcript or transmittal sheet will expedite processing of your application.
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees need not submit transcripts. international education may not apply as a last-term senior.

Standardized Test Scores

  • The chart below provides important information regarding the GRE, GMAT, MAT, TOEFL and IELTS.
Test Institutional Code for Score Reporting



Miller Analogy Test(MAT) 1400
GMAT: Part time MBA 1T2-NK-80
GMAT: Full time MBA 1T2-NK-86


Many of our programs require a written statement or an essay. The statement or essay, in which you present your reasons for your proposed graduate studies, is an important component of the admission decision process, and applications will not be reviewed without it. The criterion for each essay or statement differs with each program. For a full description of the essay topics, please find your program below:

Letters of Recommendation

  • Applicants to most degree programs are required to submit letters of recommendation to UNW. Choose your desired program from the list of programs at the top of this page to see the specific requirements for that program.
  • Recommendations from professors in your undergraduate major field of study who are familiar with your academic work are ideal.

If you have been out of school for a considerable period of time, you should submit letters from employers, supervisors, or other professionals who can comment on your background, experiences, and motivation to succeed. Friends, family members, or fellow students are not appropriate sources for letters of recommendation, and many graduate programs will not review your application if it includes letters from these sources.

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The educational mission of University of Northwest is to prepare students, personally and professionally, for future leadership roles in an international setting. In its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UNW provides students with the competencies they need for professional careers as well as for further academic study. The educational process puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross-cultural competencies through foreign language training, intercampus transfer, or other international academic opportunities, and intense interaction among people with diverse backgrounds.

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