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Note: This timeline is applicable to students starting at Northwest in the summer or fall terms. Starting in the spring? Download the spring checklist
You will receive notification regarding your admission status and automatic scholarship awards approximately two weeks after all materials have been received. For assistance, visit CatPAWS or contact us at 800.633.1175.
Complete your housing agreement available in CatPAWS. Submit $150 prepayment. Room assignment will not be made until the housing agreement and prepayment are both received. (refundable if canceled by June 1 for fall attendees)
If applicable complete and send back the Commuting to Northwest card located inside the front cover of the Acceptance booklet (freshmen, don’t forget to have it notarized).
Receive a postcard from the Residential Life Office acknowledging receipt of your prepayment and confirming your reservation for a space on campus.
Complete the health history form and return it to Wellness Services at least 30 days before classes begin.
Beginning Jan. 1 or after, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Northwest’s code number is 002496.
In March, create your RoomSync profile to find your ideal roommate. Go to Housing System via CatPAWS housing tab for Northwest’s RoomSync link.
Receive a financial aid award package for your review and acceptance. Awards are mailed beginning April 1.
Respond to invitation for SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration) for freshmen or Orientation and Registration for transfer and returning students. Invitations are mailed early April.
By July 1 submit/update chosen roommate preference from RoomSync in Housing System via CatPAWS housing tab.
Room and roommate assignment posted on CatPAWS beginning mid-July.
Have official ACT/SAT scores and final transcripts sent if requested.
Receive your billing statement at the end of July. First quarterly installment or full payment is due Aug. 15.
Before classes begin, contact your roommate. Get to know each other and discuss what you’ll bring to Northwest.
Beginning Aug. 1 register your car, purchase a parking permit and sign the notebook contract in CatPAWS.
Attend Advantage in Aug. (fall orientation starts Thursday, before classes begin). Information will be mailed in late July.
Move into your residence hall on Thursday, Aug. 24, before classes begin.
Documentation of your meningitis shot must be submitted to Wellness Services. You will not be allowed to move into your room unless your paperwork is on file.