Applications are open for degree and diploma programs beginning October 2023. Applications for the 2024 School Year will open mid-November 2023. Enrollment interest remains high and programs are expected to fill quickly. We encourage prospective students to submit applications as soon as possible. For questions, 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.
Federal Financial Aid
|Boatbuilding Program||AOS Degree||12-month||October|
|Marine Systems Program||Diploma||9-month||October|
|Marine Systems Intensives||Certificate||5-day||Variable|
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 official college transcript.
- Pay the $100 registration fee (non-refundable) and the $200 tuition deposit (refundable).
After the above steps have been completed, admissions staff will initiate a phone call to review the application and discuss the student’s expectations and how they fit in the program curriculum. After the phone call, the application will be presented to the Admissions Committee for evaluation. 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 answers to 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
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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)
For ways to fund your education, click HERE