Applications Open December 5, 2022

 

College Credit Admission Requirements

e-FOCUS/IN FOCUS Admission Requirements

Application Requirements

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

 

$60 Non-refundable Application Fee

$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/IN 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/IN FOCUS Option: Unofficial transcripts will be accepted

***TOEFL/IELTS/DET  May be required

***TOEFL/IELTS/DET  May be required

 
* Personal Statement 

Answer the following two questions (minimum of 500 words):

  1. Describe your most rewarding recent academic project or academic experience.
  2. Explain your interest in the specific program(s) you have selected, and what you hope to gain from participating in the program this summer.
    Students will be evaluated on the quality of their writing, as well as thoughtfulness and originality.
**List of Extracurricular Activities
List the clubs, sports, volunteer organizations, employment or other endeavors in which you participate within or outside of school. Please include your dates of involvement, a short description of the activity, and your role

***TOEFL/IELTS/DET Requirement

An English proficiency score is required for applicants whose first/primary language is not English or whose secondary schooling has not been in English. 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).

Former CPP Students

Students who are applying to CPP 2023 and attended CPP in the past are eligible for an Application Fee Waiver on their 2023 application. 

 

Application Deadline

April 3, 2023

Transcripts

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

Transcript Requirements

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


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.

All 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.

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Application Instructions


 

Admission Decisions

The application review period begins January 9, 2023. After this date, you can expect to receive an admission decision by email approximately four to six 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 or change modality when necessary, including those for which registration is not sufficient.
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