Northwest Suburban College


Northwest Suburban College warmly welcomes international students to join our diverse community of knowledge-seekers. Regardless of where you call home, when you join NWSC, you will be part of a family that nurtures you both academically and socially.

  • Accelerated
  • Affordable
  • High-Quality Education

NWSC teachers provide academic and student support, offering advice and resources to explore the many attractions of the Chicago area. At NWSC, you have the advantage of small class sizes that allow for direct attention from your professor and a close community to call your second home.

  • NWSC's 7,000 square meter facility includes two buildings with an auditorium for guest lectures and public events, modern classrooms, computer labs, bio-chemistry labs, medical labs and equipment.
  • 90% of NWSC graduates have achieved employment in healthcare or acceptance into graduate school.
  • 6-Year Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry + Medical Degree (MD)

Northwest Suburban College is an independent, private institution of higher education focusing on the areas of science and medicine. Since 2008, we have been offering a fresh approach to higher education. Nearly 90% of NWSC graduates are currently employed in healthcare or enrolled in graduate school earning their MD or MS. Conveniently located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (Rolling Meadows, IL), NWSC provides the perfect balance of Chicago life with an abundance of nature available in the 69000+ acres of Cook County's numerous forest preserves and nature centers. Campus is in walking distance from affordable housing and is easily accessible to commuters from I-90, I-290, Route 53, CTA, and Pace transit services. The campus consists of two buildings comprised of 23,000 square feet, including updated classrooms, laboratories, library, computer labs, as well as a large student lounge where students socialize and study.

  • NWSC believes that nothing should hinder the pursuit of education, so we strive to provide an affordable education for our students. Our low tuition rates, combined with our quality, direct instruction and caring community, offers more for less.
  • International students seeking admission to NWSC are encouraged to apply at least 3 months in advance of the proposed admission date. NWSC trimester start dates are in the first weeks of September, January, and May.
  • Housing is readily available in the northwest Chicago area, and as a service to studetns, NWSC will provide a list of available housing options. NWSC has arrangements with private apartment owners nearby for incoming students.
  • Upon review of your admission application package and acceptance, NWSC will provide you with a Letter of Acceptance and completed Form I-20, which is required for the F-1 Visa.


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Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rolling Meadows

The courses taken for an Associate of Science in Biology provide the basic foundation in the study of biology. [+]

The courses taken for an Associate of Science in Biology provide the basic foundation in the study of biology. Students pursuing the Associate of Science in Biology will complete the required 64 credit hours in both general education and core courses, which focus on natural and biological sciences. The Associate of Science program may be completed within four trimesters, or one year and four months, and upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded an Associate of Science in Biology. Students following this track may receive this degree as their terminal degree and seek employment after graduation or students may pursue NWSC’s Pre-Medicine Concentration. The Pre-Medicine Concentration requires an additional 26 credits, whereby students will accumulate 90 credit hours. This additional study will prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and qualify students for admission to NWSC’s affiliated medical school programs. Students interested in pursuing continuing education at unaffiliated institutions will be prepared for medical school exams through the program’s emphasis on key concepts, including biology & biochemistry, social & behavioral sciences, and critical analysis. To learn more about our innovative programs and affiliated institutions, contact an Admissions Representative. Admissions: Pre-Medicine Concentration: Students will be evaluated for MD Program acceptance upon completion of 50 undergraduate credit hours. Students who have maintained the minimum cumulative GPA in NWSC’s undergraduate program will qualify for recommendation to the cooperative graduate program. Requirements for Graduation: Complete at least 64 credit hours. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0. [-]

Location address
5999 S. New Wilke Road
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, 60008 US