Application Process


Although Northwest has an “open door” admissions policy, there are procedures all students must follow in order to receive a Letter of Admission. The following must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records before registration:

  • A completed Northwest Application for Admission
  • An official copy of a transcript from an accredited high school that includes a graduation date and signature of school official.
  • An official copy of GED scores (if applicable).
  • An official copy of college or military transcript(s) from ALL colleges attended.
  • An official copy of ACT or SAT scores (ACT required for Mississippi residents).

When all required documents have been submitted, the student will be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Several programs of study have specific admission requirements. Please see the current Northwest Bulletin  (also called the Catalog)  for more information on these requirements.

No transcripts can be forwarded to other institutions until all necessary admission information is recorded in the Office of Admissions and Records. We no longer accept letters of good standing.

Contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (662) 562-3219 for further information.

Applicants must establish their residency status as there is a difference in the tuition fees for Mississippi residents and out-of-state residents. Certain programs are only available to MS in-state residents, for example, the nursing degree program. Click here for more information on Determining Residency and Out of State Student Checklist.

When to Apply
Students should begin the application process during their senior year in high school or as soon as possible before the first college semester. Adult students 21 years of age or older are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores unless their program of study requires a certain score for admittance.

Northwest Mississippi Community College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

National Student Clearinghouse
13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300 Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: (703) 742-4239

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