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Students in all undergraduate schools at Northwestern are eligible to apply to the IMC Certificate program. You may apply to the program after successful completion of the three prerequisite courses; the grades for these courses must be reflected on your transcript at the time of application. Students entering Northwestern prior to Fall 2023 must earn a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the three prerequisites. Students entering Northwestern in Fall 2023 or later must earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the three prerequisites.

You must opt for a letter grade in all prerequisite courses. We will not accept a grade of "pass" unless there is no option for a student to receive a letter grade.

Note: In the 2020-21 academic year (Fall '20, Winter '21 and Spring '21), Northwestern offered undergraduate students a temporary grading option. Credit/No Credit (CR/NC). A grade of "Credit" will be accepted for any IMC prerequisite class.

2023-2024 Application periods for admission into the IMC Certificate program are:

  • October 1-15
  • January 16-31
  • April 15-30 - Last application period until April 2025

If you have questions about your eligibility, contact Tom Hayden.

Apply to IMC Certificate program