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.
- Visit bit.ly/NWCC2017Orientation
- View the required sections (advising/registration, academic regulations, financial aid and safety).
- Explore any optional module you choose.
- Click Complete Orientation and take the quiz.
- Your Orientation hold will be lifted within 24-48 hours.
- 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 11, 12, 18 or 19.
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.
Once you have been accepted for admission, you will receive comprehensive instructions in the mail about how to register for classes. Included in those instructions is an invitation to visit our campuses in Senatobia, Southaven and Oxford on either July 11,12, 18, or 19 for our on-campus registration days. The schedule for those days is as follows: Senatobia Campus: R.C. Pugh Library, 9 a.m. – noon DeSoto Center: 1 – 4 p.m. Oxford Center: 9 a.m. – noon During these sessions, staff will verify that you have been accepted for admission and are ready to set up your schedule for classes, financial aid staff will check on the status of your aid, and experienced faculty advisors will be present to assist you in selecting your classes. Once you have your schedule, you can visit our Business Office to pay for your classes or receive a statement of pending charges. If you have paid for your classes, you can visit Campus Police and obtain your student identification card and parking decal.
A R.C. Pugh Library (Orientation Check-In—START HERE)
B Tate Hall (Academic advising, Financial Aid)
C Berry Building (Career-Technical advising)
D Business Office (fee payment/complete registration)
E McLendon Center (Campus Police—Student ID, car decal)
F Highway 51/Porter Street Parking Lot