Northern State University: Admission & Tests

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Below is a quick overview of Northern State University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Northern State University admission criteria are rather easy - in 2015/16 this school accepted 72 percent of those who apply.

The college does not require you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

Northern State University as a rule will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$20
Northern State University requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Northern State University is $20.00. The graduate application fee is $35.00.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Ability Test is unusual stage of the application. Only 8% of applicants at Northern State University submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 400 to 510 on Critical Reading, from 420 to 570 on Math, and from 450 to 570 on Writing. Based off those numbers, if you have above 480 in SAT Critical Reading, 530 in SAT Math, and 540 in SAT Writing - this should make you safe for being accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
370
460
480

SAT Math
390
500
530

SAT Writing
420
510
540

ACT Test Scores

Completing American College Test is a necessary component of the application process at Northern State University. 91% of applicants submitted results of their ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 18 to 26 on Composite, from 16 to 25 on English, and from 16 to 26 on Math. Taking these numbers into account, if you scored above 24 in ACT Composite, 23 in ACT English, and 24 in ACT Math - this should get you admitted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
17
22
24

ACT English
15
21
23

ACT Math
15
21
24

Contact Admissions

Phone
(605)
626-3011
To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Northern State University, please contact the school directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (605) 626-3011 or check Northern State University Website

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