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We are excited about your interest in applying to Northwest Nazarene University! We want to make the undergraduate application process as simple as possible. If you would like to contact the undergraduate admissions office please call 1-877-NNU-4-YOU or (208) 467-8000.
In order to qualify for an application deadline, all materials listed under One must be completed. The Undergraduate Application should be completed first. NNU will contact you to make sure we have the rest of the forms after you apply. Learn more about Early Action deadlines→
Applying for Fall 2017
|Deadline Type||Apply By||Notified By|
|Early Action I||November 15||December 15|
|Early Action II||January 15||February 15|
|Regular Admission||March 31||April 30|
Applying for Spring 2017
|Deadline Type||Apply By||Notified By|
|Regular Admission||December 15||As Processed|
Note: There is only one application deadline when applying for the spring semester. Applications will be processed and prospective students notified on a rolling basis as they are received.
To be considered for acceptance at NNU you must submit the following:
Once you have been accepted to NNU, you can secure your financial aid, housing assignment, and freshman year class schedule by paying your advance tuition deposit. This deposit will be applied to your tuition.
Early Action deadline is January 15
Submit all items under step One above by the Early Action I or Early Action II deadlines to receive notice well ahead of the regular admission decision in the spring. Applying under Early Action means less stress during the year, and will allow you to focus on financial aid deadlines and visiting campus without worrying about admittance.
Early Action is non-binding. If you apply under Early Action and are accepted, you have until May 1 to notify NNU of your intent to attend.
If you are not admitted in one of the two Early Action rounds, there are two things that may occur. (1) Students who are clearly not a good match for NNU will be denied admission. (2) If there's a possibility of future admission—with improved test scores or GPA—the decision will be deferred until the next round. You will then have the opportunity to provide additional materials to strengthen your application before either the Early Action II or Regular Admission dates.
|Deadline Type||Apply By|
|Early Action I||November 15|
|Spring Regular Admission||December 15|
|Early Action II||January 15|
|Fall Regular Admission||March 31|
We have an exceptional team of people waiting to talk with you about joining us at NNU. You can call us at 1-877-NNU-4-YOU or email us at email@example.com. All other communications can be sent to our mailing address: Undergraduate Admissions Office, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.
Shawn serves NNU as the Director of Admissions. He and his wife Candice reside in the Treasure Valley with their children Jordan and Nolan. Shawn returned to NNU after working four years in the corporate sector. This valuable experience is added to his six years of NNU admissions experience at NNU and four years of service with the University Advancement team. Early in Shawn's career, he earned a master's of business administration from NNU. As an undergraduate student, Blenker served as the SGA President (1999-2000).
Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Nampa)
Josh recruits students from Boise, Meridian, and Nampa. In his spare time, he likes to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch, spend time with his wife and two sons, wear flip-flops, watch sports, and go fishing. Josh graduated from NNU in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design. His favorite NNU memories all include the friendships he formed not only with his peers, but also with professors and even NNU’s president (who came to hang out in Josh's dorm room!) Today, he says, "Most of the people in my life now were roommates or friends I made while at NNU. If it were possible, I would do the whole experience again."
Rich graduated from NNU in 2002 earning a B.S. in Business Administration. He also earned his M.A. in Church Leadership from Southern Nazarene University. Rich is also an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and currently serves as the NYI President for both the Intermountain District and the NW Region. He has spent the last 10 years serving as a Co-Associate Pastor with his wife in Caldwell Idaho. Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He also loves cars and motorcycles.
Southern Idaho (excluding Boise, Meridian, Nampa), Colorado
Courtney is an admissions counselor working with students who live in Colorado and the Intermountain District. Courtney graduated from NNU in 2013 with a double major in Marketing and Business Administration, and recently completed her MA in Youth, Children and Family Ministry. During her time at NNU, Courtney was president of NNU's American Marketing Association chapter, as well as an RA and a member of the Social Board. It was at NNU that she found her faith. Courtney says, "I know it sounds cheesy, but NNU changed my life! I wouldn't trade my four years here for anything." In her free time she likes to hang out with her family and friends, drink coffee and kayak!
Angela serves as NNU's Visit Coordinator, in addition to working with students from California. She graduated in December 2015 with degrees in Music Theory & Composition and Christian Ministries, and loves to play guitar, drink vanilla lattes, watch movies (her favorite is “The Lion King”) and spend time with her husband Todd. Throughout her time at NNU, Angela has been involved in many different areas across campus. She was an RA in Dooley Hall, a photographer for NNU’s student newspaper “The Crusader,” a worship leader for chapel, on the yearbook staff, and a member of Covenant—one of NNU's summer travel groups.
Nevada, Off-Zone (Western US), Oregon (West), Alaska
Roger graduated from NNU in 2006 with a sociology degree. Roger was a pitcher on the NNU baseball team. He was drafted in 2005 by the Chicago Cubs and played in the Cubs organization for two years. While attending NNU, Roger's favorite moments were the campus social and sporting events. Roger also enjoyed the small class sizes and having the opportunity to get to know his professors on more of a personal level. The sense of community is what prompted Roger to come back to NNU and work as an admissions counselor.
Wyoming, Northwest (Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Northern Idaho), Montana
Nate is the admissions counselor recruiting in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain districts. He grew up as a missionary kid in Malawi, Africa, and then survived and thrived in the culture shock of moving back to the U.S. for his freshman year of college. He was an R.A. for two years for honors students and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Boise State University in May 2015, and has lived in Nampa since 2014 with his wife and son. He loves playing worship music on his guitar, playing ultimate Frisbee, and making funny faces in the mirror when nobody is looking.
Christian graduated from NNU in May 2016 with a Biology degree. He recruits students in the Washington Pacific area. He enjoys adventures with his wife and two dogs. He also loves mountain biking, backpacking, and quoting Star Wars. One of his favorite memories from NNU was the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in the rain forests of Costa Rica researching Jaguars.
International (Asian Region)
Dillon is the Director of Asian Recruitment and Marketing. Dillon works with international students from the Asian region who want to attend NNU. Dillon is a native of China having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Law from Xiangton University in China. In addition, he has earned a Master of Business Administration from Harding University in Arkansas. Dillon is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English, and is married to Elsa.