College Prep Admission

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of all participants, Northwestern University College Prep will be held entirely online in 2021.
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College Credit Admission Requirements

e-FOCUS Admission Requirements

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the CPP Admission Office has closed and our staff is working remotely. Please make arrangements for all official transcripts and supplemental materials to be submitted to CPP electronically at cppadmissions@northwestern.edu. If you have any additional questions or concerns contact us via email.

Former CPP Students

Students who are applying to CPP 2021 and attended CPP in summer 2020 are eligible for an application refund on their 2021 application. Please email cpp@northwestern.edu for details.

Application Requirements

Domestic Students
US Citizen
Permanent US Resident (Non US Citizen)
Temporary US Resident or DACA
International Students

US STUdents apply here

$60 Non-refundable Application Fee

International students apply here

$60 Non-refundable Application Fee

Personal Statement

Personal statement

List of extracurricular activities

List of extracurricular activities

High school transcript

College Credit Option: Official transcripts required
e-Focus Option: Unofficial transcripts will be accepted

Official high school transcript (one copy in English and one in the language of origin)

College Credit Option: Official transcripts required
e-Focus Option: Unofficial transcripts will be accepted

TOEFL/IELTS/DET Not Required

TOEFL/IELTS/DET score report

 
TOEFL/IELTS/DET Requirement

There is no minimum score required by Northwestern. Competitive applicants demonstrate a high level of English proficiency and often score in the high range on all four sections (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) of the TOEFL, or receive IELTS band scores in the highest three bands on the overall and individual scores (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

If your first language is English or your schooling has been taught in English please contact the CPP office for further instructions on how to submit your application.

If you have had difficulty obtaining a TOEFL/IELTS score due to COVID-19, please contact our office at cpp@northwestern.edu 

 

Early Application Deadline

April 1, 2021

 

Application Deadline

May 1, 2021

 

Transcripts

  • Official transcripts are required to be submitted for students applying to the College Credit Program.
  • Students applying for the In-FOCUS/e-FOCUS program may submit official or unofficial transcripts. NU College Prep holds the right to contact school officials to verify student records.  

Transcript Requirements

Rising Sophomores (e-FOCUS/In-FOCUS Program) 1 semester worth of grades
Rising Juniors (e-FOCUS/In-FOCUS/College Credit Program) 3 semesters worth of grades
Rising Seniors (e-FOCUS/In-FOCUS/College Credit Program) 5 semesters worth of grades


Due to COVID-19 concerns, the CPP Admission Office has closed and our staff is working remotely. Please make arrangements for all official transcripts and supplemental materials to be submitted to CPP electronically at cppadmissions@northwestern.edu. If you have any additional questions or concerns contact us via email.


E-transcripts submitted via secure electronic providers are accepted. Please consult with your school to see if they are part of a secure e-delivery network. Transcripts are not accepted by fax or personal email.

Official transcripts may be sent via email to: cppadmissions@northwestern.edu.

Materials submitted to the admissions office are integrated into an applicant's admissions file and will not be returned.

Admission Decisions

The application review period begins January 25, 2021. After this date, you can expect to receive an admission decision by email approximately four weeks after your completed application is submitted online and all application materials are received to the College Prep Program office.

Admission in the program is limited and on a rolling basis. Admitted students secure their space in the program by submitting their program deposit fee. Please note that admission to the program does not guarantee enrollment. 

 

Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, reproductive health decision making, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. Harassment, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. Further prohibited by law is discrimination against any employee and/or job applicant who chooses to inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.

Northwestern University complies with federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on the protected categories listed above, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX requires educational institutions, such as Northwestern, to prohibit discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment) in the University’s educational programs and activities, including in matters of employment and admissions. In addition, Northwestern provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants, students, and employees with disabilities and to individuals who are pregnant.

 Any alleged violations of this policy or questions with respect to nondiscrimination or reasonable accommodations should be directed to Northwestern’s Office of Equity, 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 4-500, Evanston, Illinois 60208, 847-467-6165, equity@northwestern.edu.

 Information on Title IX Sexual Harassment, including information on how to file a report or complaint, how Northwestern will respond, and the complaint resolution procedures and process, can be found in the Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment. Information other forms of sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment, including information on how to file a report or complaint, how Northwestern will respond, and the complaint resolution procedures and process, can be found in the Policy on Institutional Equity. These policies are available on the Office of Equity’s website: www.northwestern.edu/equity.

Questions specific to sex discrimination (including sexual misconduct and sexual harassment) should be directed to Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity, 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 4-500, Evanston, Illinois 60208, 847-467-6165, TitleIXCoordinator@northwestern.edu.

A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or calling 800-421-3481. Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Northwestern may be referred to Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both.

Course Cancellation Policy

The University reserves the right to cancel classes when necessary, including those for which registration is not sufficient.
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