Welcome to Northwest Orientation

Success starts at Northwest!

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. Visit bit.ly/NWCC2017Orientation
  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 should contact Recruitment at 662-562-3222.
Online Orientation is now open. Please click here to access the orientation program.
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 2017
  • August 7, Monday
    • Pre-registered students complete registration process online
  • August 8, Tuesday
    • Pre-registered students complete registration process online or on campus (8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
    • Open Registration—evening classes: 4:30-7 p.m.
  • August 9, Wednesday
    • Pre-registered students complete registration process online or on campus (8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
    • Open Registration—evening classes: 4:30-7 p.m.
  • August 9-11, Wednesday-Friday
    • Residence halls open for registered students: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.
  • August 10-11, Thursday-Friday
    • Open Registration: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • August 14, Monday
    • Day classes begin
    • Evening classes begin
    • Late registration begins
  • August 18, Friday
    • Last day to register
    • Last day to make schedule changes
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.
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