Undergraduate Application

NPU Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont California Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

 

 

Who is considered a local applicant?

An applicant who is a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident or is on a non-immigrant visa such as A2, F2, H1B, H4, L1, L2, etc.

What do you need to do in order to apply?

Step 1. Complete NPU Application Form Online

Step 2. Pay $80 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Step 3. Upload soft copies AND submit hard copies of the following documents:

  • Your Passport or a Government Issued I.D.
  • Your PR Card/Visa (if applicable)
  • Official Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
    • A high school CGPA of 2.5 or above meets minimum CGPA requirement.
    • A high school CGPA between 2.0 to 2.49 requires an interview with the Academic team, and a review of the last two semester grades (high school and/or college)
    • In good academic standing at your last institution

    OR

    GED: NPU recognizes the General Educational Development (GED) tests and accepts the GED graduates.

    • GED score of 456 or above meets minimum score requirement
    • GED score between 401 to 445 requires an interview with the Academic team
  • A freshman applicant is required to submit a high school diploma.
  • English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers
    • An official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic test score report to NPU:
      Minimum score - IELTS: 5.5; TOEFL: 59; PTE: 50; Cambridge FCE Certificate; or
    • Completed secondary school or a college degree program where English was the language of instruction; or
    • Completed and passed a college English credit course in an institution located in the U.S., U.K. Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, and where English is the language of instruction for the institution; or
    • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.; or
    • Successfully completed NPU’s IEP Level 5 (NPU Intensive English Program) , or upon completion of all level 4 courses with minimum grade of A.
  • Official SAT/ACT scores
    • If you have earned your high school diploma from a foreign institution
    • No minimum requirement, however, the score is a factor affecting admissions decision
    • NPU’s institution Code for reporting
      • SAT score is 4335
      • ACT score is 1750
    * SAT/ACT Waiver applies to students with a U.S. high school diploma and/or 30 or more transferable units from previous college(s)

Who is an international applicant?

An applicant who is overseas and require an F-1 student visa to study in the United States.

What do you need to do in order to apply?

Step 1. Complete NPU Application Form Online

Step 2. Pay $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Step 3. Upload soft copies AND submit hard copies of the following documents:

  • Your Passport
  • Official Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
    • A high school CGPA of 2.5 or above meets minimum CGPA requirement.
    • A high school CGPA between 2.0 to 2.49 requires an interview with the Academic team, and a review of the last two semester grades (high school and/or college)
    • In good academic standing at your last institution
  • A freshman applicant is required to submit a high school diploma.
  • Original Financial Support Document (with the minimum amount of $30,000 available)
  • A current bank letter and bank statement; or
  • A loan letter from a lending institution; or
  • A property deed valuation report; or
  • Copies of fixed deposits.

*An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name.

**Upload all documents as one combined PDF

 

  • English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers
    • An official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic test score report to NPU:
      Minimum score - IELTS: 5.5; TOEFL: 59; PTE: 50; Cambridge FCE Certificate; or
    • Completed and passed a college English credit course in an institution located in the U.S., U.K. Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, and where English is the language of instruction for the institution
  • Official SAT/ACT scores* SAT/ACT Waiver applies to students with a U.S. high school diploma and/or 30 or more transferable units from previous college/s
    • No minimum requirement, however, the score is a factor affecting admissions decision
    • NPU’s institution Codes for reporting/sending scores to the university
      • SAT  - 4335
      • ACT  - 1750

Who is an international transfer-in applicant?

An international student who is currently enrolled in another U.S. high school, college or University.

What do you need to do in order to apply?

Step 1. Complete NPU Application Form Online

Step 2. Pay $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Step 3. Upload soft copies AND submit hard copies of the following documents:

  • Your Passport
  • Your Visa & Most Recent I-94
  • Current University’s I-20
  • Official Transcripts from all previous institutions
    • A high school CGPA of 2.5 or above meets minimum CGPA requirement.
    • A high school CGPA between 2.0 to 2.49 requires an interview with the Academic team, and a review of the last two semester grades (high school and/or college)
    • In good standing at your last institution
  • A freshman applicant is required to submit a high school diploma.
  • Original Financial Support Document (with the minimum amount of $30,000 available)
  • A current bank letter and bank statement; or
  • A loan letter from a lending institution; or
  • A property deed valuation report; or
  • Copies of fixed deposits.

*An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name.

**Upload all documents as one combined PDF

 

  • English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers
    • An official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic test score report to NPU:
      Minimum score - IELTS: 5.5; TOEFL: 59; PTE: 50; Cambridge FCE Certificate; or
    • Completed secondary school or a college degree program where English was the language of instruction; or
    • Completed and passed a college English credit course in an institution located in the U.S., U.K. Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, and where English is the language of instruction for the institution; or
    • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.; or
  • Official SAT/ACT scores* SAT/ACT Waiver applies to students with a U.S. high school diploma and/or 30 or more transferable units from previous college/s
    • If you have earned your high school diploma from a foreign institution
    • No minimum requirement, however, the score is a factor affecting admissions decision
    • NPU’s institution Code for reporting
      • SAT score is 4335
      • ACT score is 1750

Who is a change of status applicant?

An applicant who is currently in the United States on any one of the following non-immigrant visas such as A2, B1, B2, F2, H1B, H4, L1, L2, etc.

What do you need to do in order to apply?

Step 1. Complete NPU Application Form Online

Step 2. Pay $100 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Step 3. Upload soft copies AND submit hard copies of the following documents:

  • Your Passport or a Government Issued I.D.
  • Your Visa & Most Recent I-94
  • Official Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
    • A high school CGPA of 2.5 or above meets minimum CGPA requirement.
    • A high school CGPA between 2.0 to 2.49 requires an interview with the Academic team, and a review of the last two semester grades (high school and/or college)
    • In good academic standing at your last attended institution
  • A freshman applicant is required to submit a high school diploma.
  • Original Financial Support Document (with the minimum amount of $30,000 available)

*An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name.

**Upload all documents as one combined PDF.

 

  • A current bank letter and bank statement; or
  • A loan letter from a lending institution; or
  • A property deed valuation report; or
  • Copies of fixed deposits.
  • English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers
    • An official IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic test score report to NPU:
      Minimum score - IELTS: 5.5; TOEFL: 59; PTE: 50; Cambridge FCE Certificate; or
    • Completed secondary school or a college degree program where English was the language of instruction; or
    • Completed and passed a college English credit course in an institution located in the U.S., U.K. Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, and where English is the language of instruction for the institution; or
    • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.; or
    • Successfully completed NPU’s IEP Level 5 (NPU Intensive English Program) , or upon completion of all level 4 courses with minimum grade of A.
  • Official SAT/ACT scores* SAT/ACT Waiver applies to students with a U.S. high school diploma and/or 30 or more transferable units from previous college(s)
    • If you have earned your high school diploma from a foreign institution
    • No minimum requirement, however, the score is a factor affecting admissions decision
    • NPU’s institution Code for reporting
      • SAT score is 4335
      • ACT score is 1750

 

 

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION MATERIAL

Please review the application checklist and mail your application material to:

 

Admissions Office

Northwestern Polytechnic University

47671 Westinghouse Drive

Fremont, CA 94539 U.S.A

 

APPLICATION REVIEW & COMPLETION

Once the NPU Admissions Committee receives your complete application documents, it conducts an evaluation of your application. Based on the program curriculum and prerequisites described in the current catalog, the committee reviews your application and take the following steps:

  • Determines if you meet the admissions criteria
  • Reviews official transcripts to determine if further verification is required by a qualified credential verification agency in the U.S.A.
  • Follows Northwestern Polytechnic University's credit transfer policy to determine which previous college/university credits are transferable.
  • Generates an Admissions Evaluation Report.
  • If admitted, prepares an admissions acceptance package including President's Welcome Letter, Dean's Welcome Letter, an Admissions Checklist, an Enrollment Confirmation Letter, a copy of the NPU Evaluation Report, and for international students, an I-20 document issued by Northwestern Polytechnic's Designated School Official (DSO).

ACCEPTANCE PACKAGE

  • For International and Change of Status applicants, the Admissions Office will mail the acceptance package using USPS Express Mail Service.
  • For Local and international transfer-in applicants, the acceptance package is available on the NPU student portal.

NOTICE

Application processing times are typically four (4) weeks once an applicant file is complete. However, processing times may vary.