Follow these steps to get started on your path to success at Northwest State Community College! Scroll down for additional links.




Find Us Online.

If you made it here, the first step is already done. You're well on your way to starting your successful new career!

What Do You Want To Do?

If you're still not sure what field you want to study, check out the Academic Catalog. You can browse all the majors & programs Northwest State has to offer.

Let's Talk

Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a Northwest State Community College representative will be in contact with you.

Financial Aid

Next, let's investigate financial aid opportunities. Fill out the FAFSA and then find scholarships that are available.


Northwest State offers two ways to receive your transcripts: electronic and printed. Visit the transfer page to get started!


After sending your transcripts to us, take a few minutes to fill out our simple application form.


You have your choice of taking either the ACT or ACCUPLACER. If you have already taken one of these, you're just ahead of the game!


After receiving your acceptance letter, take the Student Orientation Advising and Registration Assessment (SOAR)


Schedule a meeting with your advisor to select your classes. Visit the Advising Center to arrange a time.

See You Soon!

Congratulations! All that remains is buying your books and enjoying the rest of your break. We will see you when classes start!

Links to Get Started