School Counselors’ Blog

NWU Now Offers Test-optional Scholarships


Nebraska Wesleyan University launched its test-optional admission option a few years ago. We started it because research shows us a GPA earned over years of coursework is more predictive of students’ academic success than a single test score.

This year, as many students were unable to take the ACT or SAT, several colleges and universities responded with similar admission policies. That’s good news—both for those students who couldn’t take the test, and for those whose scores may not reflect their true ability.

NACAC rules may change. Our core principles don’t.

In response to pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) made significant changes to its Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

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This is NWU’s approach to scholarships

At NWU, our scholarships reflect our values. We invest in strong academics. We also reward engagement and participation.

Yes, we want outstanding scholars. We also want go-getters. Driven young people who show up, put in the time and do the hard work it takes to achieve big things. Our scholarships help make that happen.

Here’s how our scholarship model works.

Every student is automatically considered for a grant and academic scholarship when they’re admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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NWU raised $67.5 M for your students’ success

More people are choosing Nebraska Wesleyan University than ever before. Last year, we welcomed our largest incoming class ever. This year, we broke that record.

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Welcome back

by Staci Bell, director of admissions

Welcome back! For you, back to school is all about your students’ goals. And we created this blog to help you in your work. Just like you, we want to connect your students to life-changing opportunities.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a place that gives your students the same level of personal attention they get from you. That attention is how we connect them with every scholarship possible. It’s how we help them build the kinds of experiences that bring their career goals in reach.

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NWU Offers Exclusive Summer Scholarship Opportunity

June 21, 2019, is an important date for your rising seniors. That’s when they can attend a single event and earn a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 x 4 years) to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Our Learn, Serve and Earn Scholarship Event introduces students and families to NWU by showcasing our commitment to learning through service. Students will hear from successful Nebraska Wesleyan alumni who lead nonprofit agencies. They’ll pitch in on a community service project and take home an exclusive Learn, Serve and Earn Scholarship.

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