It’s Not Us. It’s You.

At Great Northern University, students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives walk the same halls, sit with the same professors, and yet are transformed in unique and profound ways. This transformation occurs because GNU is about far more than just your education; it is about who you will become as a person.

Great Northern University is special because the success of your journey is the purpose of our journey. What does that mean? It means that we are especially focused on your development as a student and on making sure that when you graduate you are fully equipped and empowered to see your passion realized. 

How Do I Start?

It couldn't be any easier; just click the "Begin Application" button below.
Here are a couple of helpful tips and facts about the process:

  • There are no application fees 
  • Your application saves as you go
  • You'll be asked if you want to apply for one of the BA programs or one of the Certificate programs, or if you just want to audit a specific class
  • Here is a full description of the Undergraduate and Certificate Admissions Process, if you're curious
  • Upcoming Application Deadlines:
    • For the 2020 Spring semester: January 3rd, 2020
    • For the 2020 Fall semester: June 1st, 2020

Go ahead and start your application today! 

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Have specific questions about our academic programs or the admissions process?  Contact our friendly and knowledgeable admissions team at They will be happy to help you!