Graduate Application

NPU Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont California Graduate Admissions Information MBA MSCS MSEE

 

Graduate program admission follows a holistic review process. Academic and non-academic achievements are considered while assessing an applicant’s ability to succeed in the master’s programs. An interview with the Academic team may also be conducted if necessary.

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?

 No Application fee until December 15, 2020

Step 1. Create your account on the MyNPU Applicant Portal

Step 2. Complete the online application for your intended degree program. Upload copies of the documents based on the checklist provided below:

  1. Required Documentation
    • Official Transcripts* from all previously attended colleges/universities. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the issuing institutions are accepted.
      • Good academic standing at the last institution attended is required
      • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.5 is recommended (lower CGPAs may be considered)
    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma 
    • Foreign Credential Evaluation Analysis Report*(for applicants who have earned their bachelor’s credentials at a foreign institution):
    • Evidence of English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers* (any one of the following)
      • An official IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, PTE Academic or Cambridge B2 First test score report. Minimum Score:
        • IELTS 5.5
        • TOEFL 59
        • iTEP 3.7
        • PTE Academic 50
        • Cambridge B2 First 168
      • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.
      • A degree earned or a college-level English credit course passed at an institution located in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
      • A degree earned at an institution in which the language of instruction is strictly English (as determined solely by NPU)
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from NPU, or any master’s degree
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.75 or above
    • Your Passport or a Government Issued I.D.
    • Your Permanent Residency Card/Visa (if applicable)
  2. Additional suggested indicators of potential success at NPU. Provide evidence of one or more of the following:
    • Additional undergraduate and/or graduate degrees and certifications
    • Previous coursework or training in the intended field of study
    • Work experience
    • Achievement in sports, music and/or other creative pursuits
    • Involvement in community/volunteer services
    • Fluency in multiple foreign languages
    • Personal statement
    • Other special skills

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?

 No Application fee until December 15, 2020

Step 1. Create your account on the MyNPU Applicant Portal

Step 2. Complete the online application for your intended degree program. Upload copies of the documents based on the checklist provided below:

  1. Required Documentation
    • Official Transcripts* from all previously attended colleges/universities. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the issuing institutions are accepted.
      • Good academic standing at the last institution attended is required
      • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.5 is recommended (lower CGPAs may be considered)
    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma 
    • Foreign Credential Evaluation Analysis Report*(for applicants who have earned their bachelor’s credentials at a foreign institution):
    • Evidence of English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers* (any one of the following)
      • An official IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, PTE Academic or Cambridge B2 First test score report. Minimum Score:
        • IELTS 5.5
        • TOEFL 59
        • iTEP 3.7
        • PTE Academic 50
        • Cambridge B2 First 168
      • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.
      • A degree earned or a college-level English credit course passed at an institution located in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
      • A degree earned at an institution in which the language of instruction is strictly English (as determined solely by NPU)
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from NPU, or any master’s degree
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.75 or above
    • Financial Support Document*: provide a recent financial support document indicating a minimum amount of $30,000 available to pursue your studies in the first academic year at NPU (any one of the following):
      • A current bank letter and bank statement
      • A loan letter from a lending institution
      • A property deed valuation report
      • Copies of fixed deposits
      An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name. Upload the financial support document and sponsor letter into a single PDF document.
    • Your Passport
  2. Additional suggested indicators of potential success at NPU. Provide evidence of one or more of the following:
    • Additional undergraduate and/or graduate degrees and certifications
    • Previous coursework or training in the intended field of study
    • Work experience
    • Achievement in sports, music and/or other creative pursuits
    • Involvement in community/volunteer services
    • Fluency in multiple foreign languages
    • Personal statement
    • Other special skills

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?

 No Application fee until December 15, 2020

Step 1. Create your account on the MyNPU Applicant Portal

Step 2. Complete the online application for your intended degree program. Upload copies of the documents based on the checklist provided below:

  1. Required Documentation
    • Official Transcripts* from all previously attended colleges/universities. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the issuing institutions are accepted.
      • Good academic standing at the last institution attended is required
      • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.5 is recommended (lower CGPAs may be considered)
    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma 
    • Foreign Credential Evaluation Analysis Report*(for applicants who have earned their bachelor’s credentials at a foreign institution):
    • Evidence of English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers* (any one of the following)
      • An official IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, PTE Academic or Cambridge B2 First test score report. Minimum Score:
        • IELTS 5.5
        • TOEFL 59
        • iTEP 3.7
        • PTE Academic 50
        • Cambridge B2 First 168
      • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.
      • A degree earned or a college-level English credit course passed at an institution located in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
      • A degree earned at an institution in which the language of instruction is strictly English (as determined solely by NPU)
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from NPU, or any master’s degree
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.75 or above
    • Original Financial Support Document with a minimum amount of $30,000 available* (any one of the following):
      • A current bank letter and bank statement
      • A loan letter from a lending institution
      • A property deed valuation report
      • Copies of fixed deposits
      An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name. Upload the financial support document and sponsor letter into a single PDF document.
    • Your Passport
    • Your Visa & Most Recent I-94 
    • Your Current University’s I-20 
  2. Additional suggested indicators of potential success at NPU. Provide evidence of one or more of the following:
    • Additional undergraduate and/or graduate degrees and certifications
    • Previous coursework or training in the intended field of study
    • Work experience
    • Achievement in sports, music and/or other creative pursuits
    • Involvement in community/volunteer services
    • Fluency in multiple foreign languages
    • Personal statement
    • Other special skills

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?

 No Application fee until December 15, 2020

Step 1. Create your account on the MyNPU Applicant Portal

Step 2. Complete the online application for your intended degree program. Upload copies of the documents based on the checklist provided below:

  1. Required Documentation
    • Official Transcripts* from all previously attended colleges/universities. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the issuing institutions are accepted.
      • Good academic standing at the last institution attended is required
      • Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.5 is recommended (lower CGPAs may be considered)
    • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma 
    • Foreign Credential Evaluation Analysis Report*(for applicants who have earned their bachelor’s credentials at a foreign institution):
    • Evidence of English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers* (any one of the following)
      • An official IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, PTE Academic or Cambridge B2 First test score report. Minimum Score:
        • IELTS 5.5
        • TOEFL 59
        • iTEP 3.7
        • PTE Academic 50
        • Cambridge B2 First 168
      • An English assessment report from a few U.S. English language institutions recognized by major universities in the U.S.
      • A degree earned or a college-level English credit course passed at an institution located in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
      • A degree earned at an institution in which the language of instruction is strictly English (as determined solely by NPU)
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from NPU, or any master’s degree
      • waived for applicants holding a bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of 2.75 or above
    • Original Financial Support Document with a minimum amount of $30,000 available* (any one of the following):
      • A current bank letter and bank statement
      • A loan letter from a lending institution
      • A property deed valuation report
      • Copies of fixed deposits
      An affidavit of support or sponsor letter is required if the funds are not in your name. Upload the financial support document and sponsor letter into a single PDF document.
    • Your Passport
    • Your Visa & Most Recent I-94 
  2. Additional suggested indicators of potential success at NPU. Provide evidence of one or more of the following:
    • Additional undergraduate and/or graduate degrees and certifications
    • Previous coursework or training in the intended field of study
    • Work experience
    • Achievement in sports, music and/or other creative pursuits
    • Involvement in community/volunteer services
    • Fluency in multiple foreign languages
    • Personal statement
    • Other special skills

 

 

GRE/GMAT Waiver

NPU is committed to supporting its applicants during this unprecedented global health crisis. As a result, we have made adjustments to the graduate application requirements. All applicants to NPU’s graduate programs, including applicants who have earned their bachelor’s degrees from foreign countries, are welcome to apply for the 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring terms without a GRE/GMAT score.

 

Mail Your Documents

Original documentation of items marked with an asterisk (*) on the checklists should be mailed to the Admissions Office immediately after submitting the online application.

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
  • 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.