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How to Apply to NNU

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 2018

Deadline TypeApply ByNotified By
Early Action INov. 15   Nov. 30December 15
Early Action IIJanuary 15February 15
Regular AdmissionMarch 31April 30

Applying for Spring 2018

Deadline TypeApply ByNotified By
Regular AdmissionDecember 15As 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. This deposit is non-refundable after May 1 for fall semester applicants or December 1 for spring semester applicants.

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The following documents are required to complete your admissions file and enroll:

Admission Deadlines

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.

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Application Deadlines

Deadline TypeApply By
Early Action INov. 15   Nov. 30
Spring Regular AdmissionDecember 15
Early Action IIJanuary 15
Fall Regular AdmissionMarch 31

Meet the
Admissions Team

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 All other communications can be sent to our mailing address: Undergraduate Admissions Office, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.

Shawn Blenker

Email Shawn
(208) 467-8950

Shawn serves NNU as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment. 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).

Josh Hodges

Email Josh
(208) 467-8647

Works with:

Josh serves as the Associate Director of Admissions and recruits students from 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 Vasquez

Email Rich
(208) 467-8499

Works with:
Fall transfer students, All Spring students

Rich serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions. He graduated from NNU in 2002 earning a BS in Business Administration. He also earned his MA 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 the Intermountain District. He has spent the last 15 years serving with his wife as associate pastors at Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene. Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also loves cars and motorcycles.

Courtney Gilbert

Email Courtney
(208) 467-8648

Works with:
Southern Idaho (excluding Boise, Meridian, Nampa)

Courtney is an admissions counselor working with students who live in Colorado and the Intermountain District, as well as the coordinator of campus visits.. 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!

McKaylee Clark

Email McKaylee
(208) 467-8472

Works with:
Off-Zone, California

McKaylee is an assistant admissions counselor who works with students from California and outside the Pacific Northwest. She will graduate in 2018 with a degree in Secondary Art Education from NNU and is looking forward to pursuing her passion wherever that might take her. McKaylee says, “I love the people at NNU, each person is different in their own ways but it is easy to see God is the common thread.” In her time here she participated as a member of Witness—one of NNU's summer travel groups.

Roger Evenson

Email Roger
(208) 467-8811

Works with:
Oregon (West), Colorado, 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.

Nate Jansen

Email Nate
(208) 467-8403

Works with:
International Students, Eastern Washington, Garden City, Boise, Northern Idaho, Wyoming, 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 Rohnert

Email Christian
(208) 467-8637

Works with:
Meridian, Washington (West), Eagle

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.