The school has admitted the maximum number of students for Boatbuilding programs starting October 2021. Applicants who are interested in this year may still apply. Completed applications that meet admissions requirements and approved by the Admissions Committee will be added to the Wait List. Click Here to Apply.
This has proven a unique year for admissions as the school already had a group of students enrolled from the COVID-deferred October 2020 class, as well as receiving many new, strong applications.
We are actively building interest for our 2022 programs and expect to have another full class. Applications for the October 2022 Wooden Boatbuilding and Marine Systems programs will open January 2022. We encourage prospective students to submit applications as soon as they become available. To be notified when Fall 2022 applications are available, submit an inquiry by clicking here.
If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact our Admissions & Student Services Manager, Heidi Blehm, at email@example.com or 360-385-4948 ext. 305.
|Program/Course||Degree/Certification||Length||Start Date||Approved for Federal Financial Aid/ Veterans Benefits|
|Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding Program||AOS Degree||12-month||October||Yes
|Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding Program||AOS Degree||12-month||October||Yes|
|Marine Systems Program||Diploma||6-month||October & April||Yes|
|Marine Systems Intensives||Certificate||5-day||Variable||Not applicable|
Important Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for enrollment, all students must have:
- Earned a high school diploma or recognized equivalency certificate (GED) prior to the first day of class.
- The physical and health capacity to undertake the day-to-day work.
- The ability to understand written and oral instruction given in English.
Enrollment in programs do not require prior experience or prerequisites.
Admissions & Enrollment Process
ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
To enroll in a degree or diploma program:
- Complete an online application HERE. (Paper applications available upon request from the Admissions Office)
- Email, mail, or upload to your online student portal a copy of your high school diploma/transcript, GED certificate, or college transcript. If you intend to transfer credits from another institution to satisfy the General Education requirement for an AOS Degree in either Traditional or Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding programs, only official transcripts sent to NWSWB may be used to obtain credit. Please see the school catalog for more information on transfer credits.
- Pay the $100 registration fee* ( non-refundable) and a $200 tuition deposit (refundable)
*This fee is currently waived
After the above steps have been completed, the application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee evaluates applications based on the following criteria: vocational interest, background in marine or other trades (e.g. military, agriculture, or others), expressed interest/goals in boatbuilding or marine trades (from the personal statement questions), successful work or military experience, and academic achievement (including any prior coursework at NWSWB).
If you would like to utilize the GI Bill® or other Veteran Education Benefits, you must also provide the following documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail, or uploading to your online student portal:
- A copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Your COE can be obtained from these websites: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits, www.benefits.va.gov/gibill or www.vets.gov/education
- A copy of your Military Transcript which can be obtained at: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do for Joint Services Military Transcripts and https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/ for Air Force Transcripts.
- A copy of your DD-214.
For Veteran Benefits support and questions please contact our Veteran Resources Specialist, Rita Frangione, at email@example.com
There are additional requirements for the application and enrollment process for international students. Before the student can be accepted, the following must be completed:
- International students must first apply to the school. Please follow directions above under the section ‘ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS‘. There is an additional fee to verify that submitted educational transcripts are equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma or GED.
- International students must demonstrate proof of financial support for educational and living expenses incurred for themselves (and for dependents traveling with the student) during their time of study in the United States. International students must complete the ‘International Student Immigration Information and Declaration of Finances’ form listed below.
- A copy of your passport and the passports of any dependents traveling with you.
Once the international student has been accepted, the school will generate a Form I-20. With the Form I-20, an international student may pay their SEVIS fee and apply for their visa. To learn how to apply for a visa click HERE.
Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
42 N. Water St.
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
phone: 360-385-4948 ext. 305
Located in the Westrem Building on the lower campus.
Tours are available by appointment (Monday-Friday)
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