Admissions

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You’ve done your research and decided to apply for college. We want to congratulate you on making that decision! Getting a good education can be life changing, opening up new avenues and opportunities for you. There are some steps that you have to take to begin your career training, and sitting down with an Admissions Advisor can make the whole process go smoother. They will help you with everything from answering your questions about programs or the school to providing you with enrollment assistance.

General Admissions Requirements

Northwest Suburban College has a rolling admission policy. Please note the following requirements are for general entrance to the College. Admission to a specific program may require fulfilling its own entrance criteria.

Certificates are issued upon completion of all requirements, including externship and supervised learning hours where applicable, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (out of 4.0), unless otherwise noted.

The general requirements are:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent. See Admission Procedure below for more information.
    • Provisional acceptance may be provided to a student who does not meet this requirement. However, the student must provide a signed attestation of graduation, which must include the name of the high school attended, city, state, and graduation.
  • Proof of vaccination from measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus or documented exemption, which must be submitted within the first 8 weeks of enrollment.
  • Students are required to complete a background check, which must be received by the College within 7 days of the start of classes.
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Admission Procedure

  • Complete the NWSC Application for Admission.
    • Applications are available in the NWSC Admissions Office or on the College website (www.nwsc.edu).
  • Meet with an Admissions Representative for information about the program.
  • Request your official high school or GED (General Education Development) transcript be sent directly from the school to:

Northwest Suburban College / Admissions
5999 S. New Wilke Road, Bldg #500
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

    • Alternatively, at the time of enrollment, students may provide an official, original copy of the high school or GED transcript or diploma. The College Admissions Representative will make copies of the documents provided by the student, attest that these are copies of original documents, and keep copies in the student’s file.
    • Provisional acceptance may be provided to a student who does not meet this requirement. However, the student must provide a signed attestation of graduation, which must include the name of the high school attended, city, state, and graduation date.
  • Submit proof of immunization detailing the month, day, and year of vaccine receipt for, at a minimum, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus.
    • For acceptable documentation and exemptions, see Student Policies, Vaccinations.
  • Meet with the Institutional Aid Administrator/Representative who will provide information about various levels of institutional grants available and provide information about the multiple payment plans to choose from.
  • Complete the enrollment agreement and other required forms.
  • Initiate the background check. (The report must be received by the College within seven days of the start of the class).
  • Pay the enrollment fee at the Accounts Office.
  • Set up payment arrangements with the NWSC Accounts Office or Institutional Aid Office.
  • Attend the Student Orientation on the scheduled date.

Check Out the Course Catalog

Learn what NWSC is all about. Click on the link to view or download the NWSC Catalog. You can also pick up a printed copy in the admissions office.

View the Academic Calendar

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant
Year 2020 Dental Assistant Program DA/ 720 Morning
Modules Numbers Module Start Date Module End Date Date Grades Due
DA 103 01/06/2020 1/30/2020 02/02/2020
DA 104 02/03/2020 02/27/2020 03/01/2020
DA 105 03/02/2020 03/26/2020 03/29/2020
DA 106 03/30/2020 04/23/2020 04/26/2020
DA 101 04/27/2020 05/21/2020 05/24/2020
DA 102 05/25/2020 06/18/2020 06/21/2020
DA 103 06/22/2020 07/16/2020 07/19/2020
DA 104 07/20/2020 08/13/2020 08/16/2020
DA 105 08/17/2020 09/10/2020 09/13/2020
DA 106 09/14/2020 10/08/2020 10/11/2020
DA 101 10/12/2020 11/05/2020 11/08/2020
DA 102 11/09/2020 12/03/2020 12/06/2020
DA 103 12/07/2020 01/11/2021 01/12/2021

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant
Year 2020 Medical Assistant Program MA/ 720 Morning, MA/ 720 Evening
Modules Numbers Module Start Date Module End Date Grades Due Date
MA 101/M; MA 102/E 01/06/2020 01/30/2020 02/02/2020
MA 102/M; MA 103/E 02/03/2020 02/27/2020 03/01/2020
MA 103/M; MA 104/E 03/02/2020 03/26/2020 03/29/2020
MA 104/M; MA 105/E 03/30/2020 04/23/2020 04/26/2020
MA 105/M; MA 106/E 04/27/2020 05/21/2020 05/24/2020
MA 106/M; MA 101/E 05/25/2020 06/18/2020 06/21/2020
MA 101/M; MA 102/E 06/22/2020 07/16/2020 07/19/2020
MA 102/M; MA 103/E 07/20/2020 08/13/2020 08/16/2020
MA 103/M; MA 104/E 08/17/2020 09/10/2020 09/13/2020
MA 104/M; MA 105/E 09/14/2020 10/08/2020 10/11/2020
MA 105/M; MA 106/E 10/12/2020 11/05/2020 11/08/2020
MA 106/M; MA 101/E 11/09/2020 12/03/2020 12/06/2020
MA 101/M; MA 102/E 12/07/2020 01/11/2021 01/12/2021

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician
Year 2020 Pharmacy Technician Program PHT / 600 Morning
Modules Numbers Module Start Date Module End Date Grades Due Date
PHT 101 01/06/2020 01/30/2020 02/20/2020
PHT 102 02/03/2020 02/27/2020 03/01/2020
PHT 103 03/02/2020 03/26/2020 03/29/2020
PHT 104 03/30/2020 04/23/2020 04/26/2020
PHT 105 04/27/2020 05/21/2020 05/24/2020
PHT 101 05/25/2020 06/18/2020 06/21/2020
PHT 102 06/22/2020 07/16/2020 07/19/2020
PHT 103 07/20/2020 08/13/2020 08/16/2020
PHT 104 08/17/2020 09/10/2020 09/13/2020
PHT 105 09/14/2020 10/08/2020 10/11/2020
PHT 101 10/12/2020 11/05/2020 11/08/2020
PHT 102 11/09/2020 012/03/2020 12/06/2020
PHT 103 12/07/2020 01/07/2021 01/10/2021

Other Training Courses

Other Training Courses – 2020/2021
CE Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
OSHA 04/04/2020 10/10/2020 04/03/2020 10/09/2021
HIPAA 04/11/2020 10/17/2020 04/10/2021 10/23/2021
CPR 04/18/2020 10/24/2020 04/17/2021 10/23/2021

Holidays – 2020/2021

Holiday 2019
New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Eid al-Fitr Sunday, May 24
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Eid al-Adha Friday, July 31
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26
Winter Break Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

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