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Northwest Missouri State University


Logging Into Northwest Online for the First Time

  1. Go to the Northwest Homepage.
  2. Mouse over Connect (located at the top right-hand side of the homepage).
    • A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the Northwest Online link beneath the Quick Tools list.
  4. Scroll down and enter your Northwest Network Account username in the Username textbox. 
  5. In the Password textbox, enter your initial Northwest Online password.
    • Your initial Northwest Online password can be found in CatPAWS by selecting Retrieve Northwest Online Password within Personal Information.
  6. Click on the Sign In button.

Note:  Once logged into Northwest Online, you may change your initial Northwest Online password to a password of your choice by clicking on My Profile and resetting your password.  Changing your Northwest Online password does not change your Northwest Network Account password (i.e. email, myNorthwest, login to a campus computer, etc.) nor does it change your CatPAWS PIN.