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   No Application fee until December 15, 2020

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.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation
  • English Proficiency Document for Non-Native English Speakers
    • 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 SAT/ACT scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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   No Application fee until December 15, 2020

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.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation:
  • 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, 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 SAT/ACT scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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   No Application fee until December 15, 2020

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.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation:
  • 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, 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 SAT/ACT scores* - waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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   No Application fee until December 15, 2020

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.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation:
  • 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, 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 SAT/ACT scores* -waived until further notice for all applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

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.