Enrollment Open


Enrollment for 2017-2018 school year is now open.

Students are accepted on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. We are especially interested in students who wish to pursue a career in the boatbuilding or woodworking fields upon graduation.

If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact our Admissions & Student Services Manager, Richard Johanson, at richard@nwswb.edu or 360-385-4948 ext. 305.

Admissions Office

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
Attn: Admissions
42 N. Water St.
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
email: admissions@nwswb.edu
phone: 360-385-4948 ext. 305

Located in the Westrem Building on the lower campus.

Tours are available by appointment (Monday-Friday) or on the First Friday of each month at 3:30pm.

Enrollment Forms

The 2017-2018 School Catalogue, Enrollment Agreement, and school tuition details are below. To officially enroll, please fill out the 2017-2018 Enrollment Agreement.

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Important Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency prior to the first day of school.
  • Students must have the physical and health capacity to undertake the day-to-day class work and activities.
  • Students must have an ability to understand written and oral instruction given in English.

Entry-level enrollment in the boatbuilding programs does not require prior woodworking or boatbuilding experience. However, enrollment in some courses may be contingent on prerequisite course completion or equivalent skill. Prerequisites for individual courses are listed with the course descriptions.

The School will evaluate prior education or experience acquired at other schools. Credits will be awarded based on the specific correlation of the experience or training to the school’s curriculum. See the school catalogue for details related to credit transfers. Page 11 of the Enrollment Forms lists a detailed description of the physical demands of our programs.


International Students:

NWSWB is approved by the U.S. Government to enroll non-immigrant international students. The process of acquiring the needed student visa can be time consuming and foreign students are encouraged to apply several months in advance of their program start date. School transcripts must also be reviewed by an outside agency that will determine if they are comparable to a typical high school diploma. Fees apply. Assistance is available by contacting us at 360-385-4948 or admissions@nwswb.edu.

International Students Procedure & Forms

International Students FAQ

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The School is also licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act, Chapter 28C.10RCW of Washington State. Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution.
Any donations made to the School are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.