Learner Support Services

Returning Student

A returning student is one who has previously attended NWACC but not during the most recent semester.

Follow these steps to complete your Enrollment:

  1. Apply for Admissions. Once accepted, you will receive information on accessing myNWACC Connection account. Please check the email you put on your application for steps on continuing your enrollment.
  2. Visit myNWACC Connection once accepted to familiarize yourself with your student account - including your email. Please check your official NWACC email regularly.
  3. Begin the Financial Aid Process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  4. Submit your ACT or COMPASS placement exam scores (no more than 5 years old) to the Office of Student Records, or take COMPASS exam ($10 fee) at the Testing Center.* Skip this step if you have already taken a college-level Math or English course.
  5. Submit official copies of Previous College Transcripts to the Office of Student Records, to determine what courses will transfer into NWACC. Bring an unofficial copy to your Advising Appointment.
  6. Schedule an Academic Advising appointment through Success Planner in myNWACC Connection. Steps on making an appointment can be found here.
  7. Register for Classes through myNWACC Connection. Visit here for detailed steps on registering online.
  8. Complete Financial Aid Process or make arrangements at the Treasurer’s Office to pay your tuition and fees. **

Complete prior to semester:

  1. Obtain your Student ID and Parking Permit. At the Student Information Center (SIC) located in the 1st floor lobby of the Student Center (Main Campus)
  2. Purchase your Text Books and Class Supplies at the NWACC Campus Bookstore.
  3. Check your official NWACC email regularly through myNWACC Connection.


Important Information on Transfer Credit:

  • NWACC will accept for transfer only college level credits earned at a regionally accredited college or university - and only those courses with earned credit of C or better will be accepted. Students may be required to supply college catalogs with descriptions of courses being transferred from out-of-state institutions.
  • Credits earned at other institutions will not be calculated in the GPA used for graduation at NWACC.
  • Transfer credit will be accepted for only college level courses for which NWACC offers equivalent courses. Transfer courses for which NWACC offers no equivalent courses will be evaluated for possible general elective credit.
  • Credit for work that is remedial in course content will not be granted towards degree requirements.


Additional Information

*All students with an ACT Math score of 17 or below, will need to take the math portion of the COMPASS. Students testing below 19 on Reading and/or Writing are encouraged to retake the COMPASS test to see if their score has changed.

**Check with the NWACC Financial Aid Office for the status of your Financial Aid. Once you have registered for classes, you may visit our secure payment page at https://secure.touchnet.net/C21163_tsa/web/caslogin.jsp to set up a payment plan.


For questions or comments, please e-mail admissions!