We are excited about your interest in applying to Northwest Nazarene University! We want to make the application process as simple as possible. If you would like to contact the admissions office please call 1-877-NNU-4-YOU or (208) 467-8000.
Below are the forms a new freshman needs to complete. The Undergraduate Application is the form you should complete first. NNU will contact you to make sure we have the rest of the forms after you apply.
Early Action Deadline: December 15
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.
Complete your admissions file by December 15 to qualify for Early Action.
Early Action students receive priority financial aid awards and housing assignments as well as a free hooded NNU sweatshirt.
The following items must be postmarked by December 15 to qualify:
Official ACT or SAT score
Official high school or college transcript
$25 application fee
If you're hoping for a great future, this is the place to start. Northwest Nazarene University welcomes your application! We carefully consider each student on an individual basis, using the following criteria:
High School Students
A transcript must be submitted that was prepared and signed by the homeschool educator, showing a list of courses completed and grades received. Homeschooled students are evaluated using the same criteria as students who attend high school.
Students with a GED in lieu of a high school diploma may be admitted provisionally if they meet the following criteria:
Admission is generally granted to students who:
We can tell you! We can show you pictures! But the best way to know if NNU is the place for you is to visit our campus! We encourage all high school students in their junior or senior year and all transfer students to visit NNU.
You will probably fall in love with our people and with our campus, but if you don't, that's OK too. At least you're one step closer to finding a college you will truly love!
Friday Escape is an excellent way to experience NNU. Escape from high school for a day to imagine your life as a college student.
Explore NNU is a two day event that allows you to attend classes, meet professors, get questions answered by admissions staff, and also hang out with college students.
If you prefer a one-on-one experience, we invite you to request a personal visit on a day that is good for your schedule.
To schedule your visit, click the link for the event you are interested in. You can check out sample schedules of each event and see the date options. Don't hesitate to call our Campus Visit Coordinator at 1-877-668-4968 with any questions or to register over the phone.
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623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Director of Admissions
Mike serves NNU as the Director of Admissions. He and his wife reside in the Treasure Valley with their 3 year old daughter Elliana one year old son Bennett. He has worked in admissions for 11 years. Mike earned a B.A. in Educational Ministry from Seattle Pacific University and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. He loves a good cup of coffee and anything outdoors, especially rock climbing, backpacking and skiing.
Anna serves NNU as the Assistant Director of Admissions. She serves all transfer, readmit, and adult students as well as international students. Anna graduated summa cum laude from NNU in spring 2004 and again in the winter 2004 obtaining bachelor's degrees in English and English-Education. While a student, she was actively involved in campus life and worked as an editor for the campus paper for two years. Anna has also obtained a graduate certificate in Technical Communications from Boise State University. Anna and her husband Ryan have two young sons, Ethan and Brooks. In addition to being a busy mom, she enjoys traveling, reading, and directing a puppet team at her local church.
Jen graduated from NNU in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a minor in Spanish. While attending NNU, Jen participated in intramural football, a study-abroad program in Costa Rica, and was a member of NNU's summer travel group, Witness. Jen is married to Grant and spends her free time playing games, scouting thrift stores, and drinking coffee!
Director of Asian Recruitment & Marketing
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.
Admissions Counselor - Works with students in Alaska, Colorado and Western Oregon
Adam is the admissions counselor representing Alaska, Colorado and Western Oregon. He graduated from NNU in May 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and minors in Political Science and Communications. Adam found his niche at NNU in student government serving on both SGA and class councils, and continues to pursue leadership studies. When he's not working, Adam loves to play cards, track his fantasy sports teams and volunteer in his church's youth group.
Admissions Counselor - Works with students from Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington, Montana and Wyoming, and all U.S. states east of the Rockies
Kyle graduated from NNU in 2011 with his Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies with emphases in both Sociology and Psychology. Kyle was active in several aspects through out the university during his time at NNU. He traveled with music groups throughout the Northwest as well as abroad. He served as a worship leader on and off campus. He worked and participated with Campus Ministry and Service clubs. When he is not at NNU, Kyle enjoys camping, hiking, and biking with his wife Stephanie whenever they get the chance.
Assistant Director - Works with students in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Star and Eagle, Idaho
Carly is the Admissions Counselor representing students from the Intermountain District. She is a 2007 summa cum laude NNU graduate with a degree in Communication Studies. She also earned her MBA from NNU in 2008. Carly grew up in Boise and is a graduate of Timberline High School. While at NNU, she was very active in powderpuff intramural football, vocal ensembles and a member of NNU's summer music ministry group, Covenant. Carly continues to be involved in music and serves as a worship leader in the local area. She enjoys playing the piano, traveling, watching the Amazing Race with her husband and family, and hanging out with her loveable 70 lb. goldendoodle puppy, Izzy.
Campus Visit Coordinator
Melissa continues as the Campus Visit Coordinator for undergraduate prospective students and parents. In 2003 she graduated summa cum laude from NNU with a B.A. in Public Communication and a minor in drama. As a student, Melissa was active in NNU music ensembles, drama and musical productions, and traveled with the summer ministry group, Parable. She continues to stay involved in community theatre and children's ministry at her local church. Melissa and her husband Brendan enjoy bike riding, traveling, and spending time with friends, family and their extremely stubborn American Foxhound, Sasha!
Admissions Counselor and Youth Ministry Liaison - Works with students from Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Central and Northwest Nevada, and Utah
Phone: (208) 467-8648
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.
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