2015 NHSI Production student, Lauryn Henry, at The All American Film Festival. Lauryn’s film, Sophia, was 1 of 25 jury selections for the Festival’s “Best of Fest.” As well, Sophia was nominated for “Best Experimental Film” and the “Maverick” award.
- Fill out and submit the initial NHSI Application
- Pay the $50 application fee & await instructions via email
- Submit all required supplemental materials to the NHSI office by the Admissions Deadline
You will receive further information regarding the supplemental materials (resume, essay responses, letter of recommendation, transcript, and if available standardized test scores) via email once you submit the initial application and application fee.
Scholarships and Financial Aid awards are determined by FACTS and the Financial Aid Committee and are made based on financial need.
We encourage students to look into outside funding options as well. Students should inquire with their school about Activities Funds, talk with the PTA, or local service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, or AAUW. Past students have also run successful crowd funding campaigns on sites such as Kickstarter and Go Fund Me.
Please mail or email copies of your scores directly to NHSI as CollegeBoard does not have an NHSI option for sending results. Sending results via CollegeBoard to the Northwestern University option will deliver your scores to Undergraduate Admissions NOT the National High School Institute.
International Students whose first language is not English are required to submit an English Language test score. Please see our International Student FAQ above.
Accepted Student FAQs
Students are responsible for arranging all travel to and from the Institute. The NHSI does NOT provide shuttle service. However, many cab companies offer flat rates to and from the airports.
Any hospitalization or emergency room visits must be covered by students’ own insurance and is not covered by the NHSI or Northwestern University. Students must carry a health insurance card with them and/or a method of payment.
If, while attending the NHSI, a student is experiencing a medical, psychological or other health-related concern that exceeds the NHSI’s ability to ensure their safety – or the safety of other NHSI students or staff – the student’s caregiver(s) will be notified and will need to arrange for an adult to check the student out of the program within 24 hours.