No matter your background or what direction you choose, an education from the School of Communication will provide the hard work, training, critique and rigor needed to perform at the highest levels.
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The process of applying to the School of Communication varies for undergraduate and graduate students.
Prospective students can apply to the Northwestern and the School of Communication via the Coalition or Common Application. Options include first year (early decision, regular decision or QuestBridge) or transfer applications. Find instructions and deadlines on Northwestern’s Undergraduate Admissions website.
Graduate Program Admission
Each of the School’s 20 graduate and professional programs manages its own admission process. Application requirements, procedures and deadlines vary so visit the program website for details. View all graduate and professional programs and their websites.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Undergraduate admissions at Northwestern is need-blind for domestic applicants, which means your financial circumstances don’t affect your admission decision. A variety of financial aid options are available, including loan-free options for need-based aid, which don’t need to be repaid.
Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid website
At the graduate level, aid varies by program. Doctoral students receive funding through a combination of assistantships and fellowships. For graduate students in our professional programs, partial scholarships are sometimes available.
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