1. Applicant must be 16 years of age, or of junior status.
  2. The student must have a 3.5 GPA or ACT composite score of 18.
  3. Admission to NNU is officially granted as a temporary student through Extended University Services. If the student wishes to be full-time, he or she will be required to complete the university admission process.
  4. Enroll in up to 11 credits per semester for $315 per credit.
  5. To request an application/registration packet: Phone (208) 467-8373 or (800) 349-6938 or email.


  1. Express Education students may enroll in any 1000 or 2000 level course offered. There is a maximum of 11 credits per semester for Express students.
  2. Students must complete and sign the Express Education registration form.
  3. A high school transcript or ACT test score report must be submitted with registration.
  4. It is the student's responsibility to coordinate his or her high school and Express Education classes. Courses taken at NNU do not necessarily count toward high school graduation requirements, and it is the student's responsibility to work with high school administration to meet requirements for high school graduation.
  5. The student is responsible to confirm that NNU credits are transferable to the college or university he or she plans to attend.
  6. Traditional undergraduate students have priority to classes. Express Education students may be put on a waiting list, and will be admitted to classes that have not reached maximum class size. The professor must approve Express Education student enrollment.
  7. Pre-requisites must be met. Example: College Algebra (MATH1300) and Trigonometry (MATH1400) must be taken to enroll in PHYS1110 College Physics at NNU. The high school transcript will be used to determine proficiency.
  8. A Parent or Guardian must give approval for the student's participation in the Express Education Program by signing the Parental Consent on the Registration Form.

Tuition and Financial Aid

  1. Express Education tuition and fees are designated specifically for Express Education students. In return, full academic credit will be granted for successful course completion.
  2. Tuition for Express Education classes is due the first day of class. Tuition is $315 per credit. Included in the tuition is a computer log-in and Student ID card, allowing access to the library, athletic events, and on-campus activities. There is no application fee for Express Education students, however, some courses require a fee for specialized instruction.
  3. Books are not included in tuition fees.
  4. There is no financial aid available through NNU for Express Education students.
  5. Students who withdraw from school prior to or on the last day to add courses for the semester shall receive a refund of 100% of tuition and fees charged. Students withdrawing after the last day to add courses for the semester shall receive a prorated refund of tuition and fees for the first 60% of the semester.


  1. Express Education provides an opportunity for students to earn university credit while still in high school, begin their post-secondary transcript, and transfer university credit to the college or university they attend after high school.
  2. Students may obtain a NNU Student ID card that will allow access to the NNU library, gym, computer centers, athletic events and student center.
  3. Tuition and fees are greatly reduced from regular undergraduate tuition. In return, full academic credit will be granted for successful course completion. Faculty advisors may be arranged to meet the needs of students.
  4. Express Education students are expected to adhere to the lifestyle standards of Northwest Nazarene University while experiencing the advantages of a Christian atmosphere.

Other Forms

Along with a registration form, the student must sign the Lifestyle Agreement form and is expected to adhere to the 'lifestyle' standards of the university.

Dropping/Withdrawing from a Class

Students must complete a drop slip to drop or withdraw from a course. A class may be dropped before the 9th day of classes, and is not recorded on permanent records. Dropping a class after the 9th day of classes is considered a withdrawal. Withdrawals are recorded on the permanent record as a "W" and will not be granted after the Friday of the ninth week of the semester. Withdrawals must be processed before grades are posted, otherwise the grade received will remain on the permanent record.


Transcripts are available by written request from the Registrar's Office, or online. NNU charges a nominal fee for transcripts.