How to Apply

We are excited you have decided Northwood Technical College is the best choice for your education. With four start dates every semester and a summer term, Northwood Tech is always accepting applications so start the admissions process today!

Get Admitted to Northwood Tech!

 

Get Admitted to Northwood Tech!

 

Admissions Process
Admissions Process

Get Admitted to Northwood Tech!

 


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Before You Apply
Before You Apply

There are a few things you will need to have prepared before you begin the application. 

 

Before You  Apply

  • Have a program and campus in mind that you want to apply to
  • Research costs, financial aid and scholarships
  • Find out if you can earn credit for what you already know with Northwood Tech's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities

 

Know which semester you want to start your education. You can apply: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

 

Gather your paperwork. You'll need the following:

  • Your social security number
  • Official high school and college transcripts

 

Apply online

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study. 

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


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Apply Online - APPLY FOR FREE
Apply Online - APPLY FOR FREE

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply online

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now - APPLY FOR FREE

When you can apply depends on when you want to start: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

Note: Out-of-district applicants will be admitted in priority order for fall term after January 1 and for spring term after May 1  

 

Resources for completing the application

Find Your Program:

Determine what program is best for you.

Preparing for College:

Determine if you are ready for college and get credit for prior learning.

Tuition Calculator:

Find out how much your education will cost and apply for aid if needed.

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


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Academic Admissions Requirements
Academic Admissions Requirements

Some programs require an admissions test, but most do not. If your program is not listed below, you can skip this step. 

If you are applying to one of the following programs, but you don't exactly meet one of the requirements, Northwood Tech's counselors will discuss options with you at your admissions meeting. Remember to bring any transcripts you have and/or to schedule a testing assessment prior to your admissions meeting and Northwood Tech will help you through your next steps. 

Programs with Academic Range Requirements

Students considering any of the following programs must take a placement assessment for admissions: 

  • Apprenticeships: Carpentry, Electrical Construction, Plumbing
    • Required assessment for listed apprenticeship programs may be waived if you have met the score requirements for the Classic ACCUPLACER/ACT within the last five years. 
  • Nursing - Associate Degree
    • Required assessment for Nursing may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher, or have previous ACCUPLACER/ACT scores. 

 

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician 

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
  • ACT scores
  • Minimum college GPA 2.2 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.1
  • ACT scores
  • Minimum college GPA 2.0 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

The assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have satisfactory scores that are less than five years old on a recent college entrance test such as ACCUPLACER or ACT. Official transcripts or test results required. Contact Student Services for more information or to schedule an assessment appointment. 

ACCUPLACER Next Generation Testing

Applicable Programs and Tests

  • Carpentry Apprentice (ABC)
    • Writing Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
  • Electrical Construction Apprentice
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Algebra
    • Statistics
  • Plumbing Apprentice
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

 

The ACCUPLACER Next Generation assessment will cover: 

  • Writing Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Arithmetic
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

The test is untimed, taken on a computer and takes approximately two hours to complete. 

Use the online resources listed below or head to the Academic Support Center where instructors can help you prep for your assessment. 

Need accommodations? 

Contact a Northwood Tech accommodations specialist

Retaking the same test (retest) can occur no earlier than 10 business days from the previous assessment.


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Admissions Meeting
Admissions Meeting

Meet with a Northwood Tech counselor.

Schedule and Attend an Admissions Meeting

Going to college can be a little intimidating, so Northwood Tech wants to help you get off to a great start! The purpose of this 30-minute meeting is to connect you with all of the support services available at Northwood Tech to help you have a great college experience as a college student. 

To schedule your admissions meeting, call the Student Services office at a campus near you. This meeting can be conducted in person, by phone or via Skype. 

800.243.9482 ext.: 

Ashland: 3188

New Richmond: 4145

Rice Lake: 5045

Superior: 6271

What to bring your admissions meeting: 

If your program choice has admission requirements, make sure to bring your high school, college or military transcripts. 

Note: In most cases, unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, many of Northwood Tech's Allied Health and Public Safety programs require an official transcript for admission. Official transcripts are also required to award any transfer credit. If these situations apply to you, request your official transcripts be sent directly to Northwood Tech as soon as possible. 

Lastly, bring any documentation for outstanding checklist items that may be listed on your online application checklist dashboard. 

Ready to get started? 

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


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Before You  Apply

  • Have a program and campus in mind that you want to apply to
  • Research costs, financial aid and scholarships
  • Find out if you can earn credit for what you already know with Northwood Tech's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities

 

Know which semester you want to start your education. You can apply: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

 

Gather your paperwork. You'll need the following:

  • Your social security number
  • Official high school and college transcripts

 

Apply online

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study. 

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


Close

Apply online

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now - APPLY FOR FREE

When you can apply depends on when you want to start: 

  • On or after October 1 for the following fall semester
  • On or after February 1 for the following spring semester
  • On or after July 1 for the following summer term

Note: Out-of-district applicants will be admitted in priority order for fall term after January 1 and for spring term after May 1  

 

Resources for completing the application

Find Your Program:

Determine what program is best for you.

Preparing for College:

Determine if you are ready for college and get credit for prior learning.

Tuition Calculator:

Find out how much your education will cost and apply for aid if needed.

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


Close

If you are applying to one of the following programs, but you don't exactly meet one of the requirements, Northwood Tech's counselors will discuss options with you at your admissions meeting. Remember to bring any transcripts you have and/or to schedule a testing assessment prior to your admissions meeting and Northwood Tech will help you through your next steps. 

Programs with Academic Range Requirements

Students considering any of the following programs must take a placement assessment for admissions: 

  • Apprenticeships: Carpentry, Electrical Construction, Plumbing
    • Required assessment for listed apprenticeship programs may be waived if you have met the score requirements for the Classic ACCUPLACER/ACT within the last five years. 
  • Nursing - Associate Degree
    • Required assessment for Nursing may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher, or have previous ACCUPLACER/ACT scores. 

 

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician 

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
  • ACT scores
  • Minimum college GPA 2.2 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

Students considering any of the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

Must meet one of the following items:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.1
  • ACT scores
  • Minimum college GPA 2.0 (minimum 3 credits)
  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • ACCUPLACER® scores
  • Additional measures may be considered as determined by the counselor

The assessment may be waived if you have an associate degree or higher or have satisfactory scores that are less than five years old on a recent college entrance test such as ACCUPLACER or ACT. Official transcripts or test results required. Contact Student Services for more information or to schedule an assessment appointment. 

ACCUPLACER Next Generation Testing

Applicable Programs and Tests

  • Carpentry Apprentice (ABC)
    • Writing Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
  • Electrical Construction Apprentice
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Algebra
    • Statistics
  • Plumbing Apprentice
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Arithmetic
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

 

The ACCUPLACER Next Generation assessment will cover: 

  • Writing Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Arithmetic
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics

The test is untimed, taken on a computer and takes approximately two hours to complete. 

Use the online resources listed below or head to the Academic Support Center where instructors can help you prep for your assessment. 

Need accommodations? 

Contact a Northwood Tech accommodations specialist

Retaking the same test (retest) can occur no earlier than 10 business days from the previous assessment.


Close

Schedule and Attend an Admissions Meeting

Going to college can be a little intimidating, so Northwood Tech wants to help you get off to a great start! The purpose of this 30-minute meeting is to connect you with all of the support services available at Northwood Tech to help you have a great college experience as a college student. 

To schedule your admissions meeting, call the Student Services office at a campus near you. This meeting can be conducted in person, by phone or via Skype. 

800.243.9482 ext.: 

Ashland: 3188

New Richmond: 4145

Rice Lake: 5045

Superior: 6271

What to bring your admissions meeting: 

If your program choice has admission requirements, make sure to bring your high school, college or military transcripts. 

Note: In most cases, unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, many of Northwood Tech's Allied Health and Public Safety programs require an official transcript for admission. Official transcripts are also required to award any transfer credit. If these situations apply to you, request your official transcripts be sent directly to Northwood Tech as soon as possible. 

Lastly, bring any documentation for outstanding checklist items that may be listed on your online application checklist dashboard. 

Ready to get started? 

Northwood Tech’s quick and simple online application is your place to start to become a student.

Apply Online Now

Apply for Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Northwood Tech students use some type of financial aid including grants, loans and work study.

Apply for Financial Aid

Contact An Advisor

Admissions advisors will guide you through the admissions process, answer your questions and set you up with a campus visit.

Ashland Advisor

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

Balsam Lake Advisor

Debra Moioffer

Balsam Lake Outreach Center Technician

715.485.3044

Contact

Hayward Advisor

Kim Schultz

Admission Advisor

715.319.7277

Contact

Ladysmith Advisor

Hilary Peterson

Admission Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5600

Contact

New Richmond Advisor

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Rice Lake Campus Advisor

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Superior Advisor

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact


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What to Expect After You're Admitted

Finish any additional requirements.

Some programs have additional requirements after you're admitted. See additional requirements on your program's web page. 

Log into MyCampus (student portal) and find details on the following:

  • Explore your student email and Blackboard, MyNorthwoodTech and more.

  • Register for your classes.

  • Pay or make sure you've completed your financial aid or tuition deferment. 

  • Buy your books.

Log into MyCampus

New Student Orientation

Complete orientation online or in person. 

Find Details

 

Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

Contact

Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

Contact

New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

Contact

Superior Admissions Contact

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

Contact

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