The SCS ExperienceThe first step into your future begins with deciding to take the first step.
What you’ll find as an SCS student

What can working or returning students expect at SCS?

Our programs provide the challenging curriculum and outstanding faculty Northwestern is known for, but with flexible scheduling options that include online degree programs that deliver the same rigor as our on-campus offerings. You will also find small classes made up of your peers - adult professionals already working in the field or looking to make a career change. Our students bring diverse experiences that enrich discussion and create future networking opportunities. You will also be guided by dedicated instructors eager to provide mentorship and share their industry expertise and deep, subject-area knowledge.

Application Requirements

Below is a video that explains the necessary steps needed to come to school at NU School of continuing studies.
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    Steps for returning to school

    1. A Completed Online Application
    2. $75 application fee, collected at the point of submission.
    3. Official transcripts from any college or university attended. May be mailed or submitted online. (more details)
    4. Two letters of recommendation outlining your professional and academic aptitude (mailed or uploaded)
    5. 300-word statement of purpose
    6. Resume or CV

    Disclaimer: Additional requirements may be required depending on your program of interest, be sure to check out your program’s page before submitting the required documents. This will cover MCW, and the writing sample for MSA, MPPA, MALIT/LS.

    Enrollment Dates

    Graduate

    Fall Quarter:
    July 15
    Winter Quarter:
    October 15
    Spring Quarter:
    January 15
    Summer Quarter:
    April 15

    Post-baccalaureate

    Fall Quarter:
    uly 15
    Winter Quarter:
    October 15
    Spring Quarter:
    January 15
    Summer Quarter:
    April 15

    Undergraduate

    Fall Quarter:
    July 15
    Winter Quarter:
    October 15
    Spring Quarter:
    January 15
    Summer Quarter:
    April 15

    Professional Development

    Fall Quarter:
    July 15
    Winter Quarter:
    October 15
    Spring Quarter:
    January 15
    Summer Quarter:
    April 15

    Summer Session

    Register by:
    June 01

    Contact Admissions

    Contact admissions for any questions about planning your return to NU SCS.

    SCS Adpmissions Contact

    Phone:
    (312) 503-0875
    Fax:
    (312) 503-4942

    Admissions Advisors for
    Distance Learning Program

    Phone01:
    (877) 664-3347
    Phone02:
    (312) 503-2579
    Fax:
    p(312) 503-4942