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The first step in your Northwestern Direction is learning how to apply.

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Determine your application type, and find the information you need.

Explore our resources as you plan for college and compile your Northwestern application.

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Our admissions team is here to help.

Read our advice related to your application and find answers to commonly asked questions.

The “Fit” Factor

High school counselors and college admissions officers often talk about “fit” —but what does fit really mean? Read our take, here.
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Advice for Applicants

Need help getting started? Find advice on how to study what you love at Northwestern.
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Frequent Questions

Applicants ask us a lot of good questions—and we do our best to respond with good information and advice. Visit our FAQ page to find answers to your questions.
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