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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 2019

Deadline TypeApply ByNotified By
Early Action INov. 1Dec. 1
Early Action IIDec. 1Jan. 1
Regular AdmissionFeb. 1Mar. 1

Applying for Spring 2019

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.

Pay Your Deposit


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 INovember 1
Spring Regular AdmissionDecember 15
Early Action IIDecember 1
Fall Regular AdmissionFebruary 1

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

Josh serves as the Director of Recruitment and Outreach. 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:
International Students, All Spring students, Fall transfer 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.

Roger Evenson

Email Roger
(208) 467-8811

Works with:
Off-Zone (Eastern 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.

Nate Jansen

Email Nate
(208) 467-8403

Works with:
Montana, Wyoming, Northern Idaho, Boise, Garden City, Eastern Washington

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.

Maggie Alcaraz

Email Maggie
(208) 467-8648

Works with:
Colorado, Intermountain District

Maggie is an Admissions Counselor who works with Intermountain District and Colorado. Maggie is a recent graduate from NNU's class of 2018 and received a B.A in Social Work. She has lived in the Treasure Valley area for most of her life and took advantage of NNU's cross cultural opportunities and studied abroad in Costa Rica for a semester in 2016. During her time at NNU, Maggie participated in the University Choir and Orchestra, Bella Voce Women's choir, and was an RA for the Freshmen girls dorms. Maggie enjoys spending time with family and friends, drinking too much coffee, singing to Disney, and traveling.

Lexi Tubbs

Email Lexi
(208) 467-8810

Works with:
Nampa, California

Lexi graduated NNU in May of 2018 with a degree in Business-Marketing. She was also on the basketball and track and field team. She was the President of American Marketing Association chapter on campus. Lexi is from Turlock, CA and loves to be with her family. She especially enjoys watching her sisters, Jadyn and Jazmyn play volleyball, going to Santa Cruz, and all things Disney. Lexi’s favorite memories while attending NNU are Week One, Time Out every Wednesday night, and winning the GNAC Conference Title her senior year. Lexi is now working toward her MBA at NNU.