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Admission Requirements

As an accredited University, Northampton University (USA) has a number of requirements for all potential applicants, to help maintain a strong, intellectual student body.

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Be able to demonstrate high school completion
  • Have English proficiency

To apply for admissions consideration to Northampton University (USA) , applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a 60$ non-refundable Application Fee.


Non-Native English Speakers

In addition, applicants who are non-native English speakers, or did not complete their high school education in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, are required to provide proof of English proficiency during their application process. Should applicants be unable to provide proof of English proficiency, they will need to successfully complete a Northampton University (USA) English course before proceeding to Northampton University (USA) Foundations.


Entrance Exams

Entrance-exams are not required for admission – this means that you do not need to submit any standardized test scores in order to be accepted to the online degree program at Northampton University (USA) in Computer Science.


Foundations Courses

In order to be accepted to an undergraduate degree program, students must successfully complete the Northampton University (USA) Foundations Courses. The Northampton University (USA) Foundations Courses are designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to thrive in their academic degree studies. Once students have successfully passed the Northampton University (USA) Foundations Courses, and sent their proof of high school completion document, they may continue as degree students at Northampton University (USA) in their desired undergraduate degree program. The Northampton University (USA) Foundations Courses count towards the associate’s and bachelor’s degree credit requirements.


Submitting Proof of High School Completion

Submitting proof of high school completion may be satisfied during your first term at Northampton University (USA) through the submission of:

  1. official diploma (or transcript showing graduation) sent directly to Northampton University (USA) (either mailed or submitted online); or

  2. a photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing graduation) certified by a notary sent directly to Northampton University (USA) (either mailed or submitted online); or

  3. if an applicant, such as a refugee or asylum seeker is unable to provide the documents listed above, the applicant shall take an Ability to Benefit test approved by the US Department of Education. 

Sending Documentation

For the quickest processing of your application materials, it is advised to send your documents electronically directly to your admissions advisor or to

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers who are unable to produce original diplomas and/or transcripts may submit alternative documentation.