Orientation

Welcome to Northwest Orientation
Success starts at Northwest!

Orientation for Fall 2019 will be: July 16-17 and July 23-24.

So you decided to stay close to home while you are working on a great academic foundation for a four-year degree.  Or maybe you are looking for the fast track to getting the technical skills you need for a rewarding career path.   And you don’t want to break the bank doing it.  We are so glad you have chosen to attend Northwest.

Orientation is learning about the College, its pathways and programs, and working out which option is right for you.You will start your education here with our online Orientation program.  It is online so that you can complete the program at your pace, and at the time and location that fits your schedule.  Orientation will take you through the most important information you need to start your Northwest career off right!   You will choose the Orientation program for your individual campus.  You MUST complete the required sections and the quiz at the end before your online Orientation is complete. We encourage you to explore all of the modules, as they will help prepare you for the most successful Northwest experience. Other modules contain information you may choose to learn about, based on your personal needs and individual circumstances. Here are the instructions for accessing the online Orientation program.  Anyone can complete Orientation.

  1. Online Orientation will open on June 10th.
  2. View the required sections (advising/registration, academic regulations, financial aid and safety).
  3. Explore any optional module you choose.
  4. Click Complete Orientation and take the quiz.
  5. Your Orientation hold will be lifted within 24-48 hours.
  6. Please take a screenshot or print the final confirmation page and bring it with you to Registration.
If for any reason you need assistance with or are unable to complete the online Orientation, you should contact Recruiting at 662-562-3222.

Online orientation begins June 10.  For access to online orientation, follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://northwestms.instructure.com/register to access the Online Orientation—click on the “I’m a Student” link, enter join code DY4XK9, enter your full name, set up a username and password, check the “Agree to Terms of Use” box, then click the “Start Learning” link.
  2. View the required sections (advising/registration, academic regulations, financial aid and safety).
  3. Explore any optional module you choose.
  4. Click Complete Orientation and take the quiz.
  5. Your Orientation hold will be lifted within 24-48 hours.
  6. Please screen shot or print the final confirmation page and bring it with you to Registration.

If for any reason you need assistance with or are unable to complete the Online Orientation, you will have the opportunity to watch the Orientation videos at any of our campus registration days—July 16, 17, 23 or 24. To make a reservation for on-campus Orientation/Registration (all campuses), PLEASE CALL 662-560-5000.

PLEASE NOTE:  Orientation is open to all new students, but YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETE FILE in the Office of Admissions and Records to register for classes.  If you are unsure of your status, contact the Office of Admissions at 662-562-3219.

Registering for classes is the next big step in beginning your education at Northwest.  In order to register for classes, you MUST be accepted for admission at Northwest.   If you have not been accepted for admission, there is still time.  Click here to go to our Admissions and Records Office page to begin the admissions process.

Northwest cannot allow you to register for classes unless you have been accepted for admission.

Registration Dates - Fall 2019

July 16-17: Orientation/Registration for new students
July 23-24: Orientation/Registration for new students
Aug 5-14: Pre-registered students complete registration process online.
Aug 13-14: Pre-registered students complete registration process on campus 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Aug 14: Open registration - Evening classes: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pre-registered students must complete their registration/authorize tuition payment by 7:00 p.m. or their schedule will be cancelled
Aug 15-16: Open registration 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Aug 18: Last day to officially authorize tuition payment/complete registration through MyNWCC or pre-registered schedule will be cancelled.
Aug 19: Day & Evening classes begin. Late registration begins.
Aug 23: Last day to register.
Dec 9-13 - Final Examinations for day and evening classes  
Various forms of financial assistance are available to help you pay for your education.  Click here to learn about financial aid.  Staff are ready to assist you all summer in helping find ways to pay for your education.
Q. I don't know when I should come?
A. Send a quick question to us using this form.

Q. I haven't applied yet, but I want more information.
A. Contact the recruiting team, who will be happy to help you with the information you need.

Completion Deadline
Online Registration for the fall term will be available Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, August 14. Students MUST complete their registration before 7 p.m. on that date or their class schedule will be deleted.

Online Registration Instructional Video
If you are web authorized to register online, an example showing how this process works is provided below for your viewing. Click on the image below for video controls.

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