How to Register and Complete Online Instructions
Please read these instructions BEFORE you attempt to register online, via myNWCC.
ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE ORIENTATION PROCESS AND HAVE A COMPOSITE ACT OF 17 OR HIGHER ARE AUTHORIZED TO REGISTER ONLINE.
How to Log In:
- Northwest homepage www.northwestms.edu
- Click “myNWCC” in the icon bar in the middle of the page
- Click Login
- Enter User ID (your Northwest Student ID# – do not enter leading zeros )
- Enter PIN: Your 6-digit birthdate if logging into myNWCC for the first time or the PIN you setup earlier.
- Click Login
View your Test Scores:
Under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Student Records’, then ‘View My Test Scores’.
Any test scores that have been sent to Northwest will be shown, check the box next to ‘ACT’ and click on Submit.
The following is an example of the screen that will appear showing your scores:
Based on these scores, you may be placed in some courses that must be taken before advancing to the core curriculum for your pathway. Examples are highlighted on the following Degree Plan example.
View your Degree Plan:
Under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Student Records’, then ‘Degree Plan’. This page will display courses that are in your Pathway. These are the courses that you will need to enroll in while at Northwest based on the program selected on your application. The degree for Academic students is separated into course requirements by semester within the Plan Area. Options for fulfilling these requirements may be listed in a group, any subject or elective area listed that is underlined has a group. Click on the underlined subject or elective area to view the group. It is recommended that you register for 15 credit hours. Included in those hours should be an English, Math, History, Natural Science and Social Science.
** If the Pathway/Plan shown is not your desired Pathway, please email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ to request that it be changed to the Pathway of your choice.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DEGREE PLAN SCREEN:
Under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Scheduling’ then ‘Registration’. The following screen will be displayed.
Enter the course you would like to register for as shown in the example below and click on ‘Add Selected Course’. You may also search for a course by clicking on ‘Select Course’.
If the course is not in your degree plan for your major, a warning message will be displayed. You may click ‘Continue’ to clear the message and add the class. However, please keep in mind that Financial Aid will not pay for courses that are not in your degree plan. Other messages may appear based on pre-requisites or co-requisites required, or if the course section you have entered is full and will prevent you from adding the course.
After adding your first course a screen will appear displaying the courses you have selected, as shown in the example below. Repeat for each course until you are done.
When done, click on ‘I’m Done Adding Courses’. Your schedule and fees generated will be displayed. If any of your courses include an electronic textbook (eBook), those charges will be included in the Registration Charges shown. To print, click on the Print tab to the top right. Click ‘Save My Schedule’ if you do not wish to ‘Complete Registration’ at this time. You can log back in to myNWCC and choose the Registration option to change your schedule if there is a need to on or before January 18th, if you have not completed your registration. You can log back in to complete under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Scheduling’ then ‘Complete Registration’. You may use Financial Aid beginning January 15th or any major credit card to complete.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF A SCHEDULE AND HOW YOUR SCHEDULE WILL BE DISPLAYED:
Note: You will NOT be registered until you select COMPLETE REGISTRATION. This is the most important step!
Under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Scheduling’ then ‘Complete Registration’. The following is an example of the screen that will be displayed.
To complete your registration, click on ‘Complete Registration/Pay’.
If you have complete Financial Aid, a window will appear showing the percentage of your fees that are covered by your Financial Aid as shown in the example below:
Click ‘OK’ to complete your registration. If your Financial Aid Coverage is not 100%, a screen allowing you to pay the difference by credit card will be shown after you click ‘OK’.
If you would like to check your Financial Aid Status, under ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Financial Information’ then ‘Financial Aid Status’. The screen will appear with a dropdown box to allow you to select the correct term.
Once you select the term your information will be shown. Financial Aid Awards are shown at the bottom with a description of what charges they will cover.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW YOUR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION WILL BE DISPLAYED:
If you do not have Financial Aid, or do not have enough aid to cover all of your tuition and fees, you may pay online to complete your registration with any major credit card. The following screen is an example of the screen that will appear after you click ‘OK’.
To pay, fill out the form with your credit card billing address and other information and click on ‘Pay with Credit Card’. To print a receipt of your registration charges and payments go to ‘Student Information Center’, click on ‘Student Information’ then ‘View My Account’. Select the term from the dropdown menu and your information will be shown. Print this page for your records.
** You must pay the balance or make payment arrangements with the Business Office before you are actually “registered” in classes. All pre-registered students will receive a statement in the mail informing them when they can come to campus to complete if not able to complete online.
Click the Logout button at the top right of the screen.