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Northwest Missouri State University

Enrollment Timeline

Make sure you're prepared for the application process - keep track of deadlines and anticipate next steps. Follow these steps to success:

August

  • If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, register soon.
    Learn more: www.act.org and www.collegeboard.org
  • Begin searching for outside scholarship opportunities.

September

  • Schedule a visit with Northwest's Campus Visit Coordinator by calling 800.633.1175 or register online. You can also register for Fall Visit Day, which takes place in October.
  • Apply for admission. You can apply by paper application or apply online.
  • Stop by to see a Northwest representative at your high school or at a college fair in your surrounding area. Check our admissions counselors' schedules to see when someone will be in your area.

October

  • Apply for admissions if you haven't already.
  • Review and apply for Northwest Missouri State University's competitive scholarships. Information available with Financial Assistance.

November

  • Submit your housing contract along with $150 pre-payment (refundable if canceled by June 1). Housing contracts are mailed to accepted students the first of November. After November, they are mailed with the acceptance letter.
  • Visit campus if you haven't already.
  • Search and apply for private scholarships.

December

  • Search and apply for private scholarships.
  • Apply for admission and scholarships if you haven't already.

January

  • Obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from high school counselor, college financial assistance office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Try to apply by March 1 and list the Northwest code, 002496.
  • Collect family W-2s and file for federal taxes.
  • Search and apply for private scholarships.
  • Apply for student housing if you haven't yet.

February

  • If you haven't already, apply for federal financial assistance by completing the FAFSA with the help of your family's federal tax returns.
  • Schedule a campus visit to Northwest if you haven't already done so.
  • Continue applying for private scholarships.
  • Apply for student housing if you haven't already.

March

  • Apply for student housing if you haven't already.
  • Respond to any request from Northwest to verify information submitted on the FAFSA application.

April

  • Priority date for the FAFSA is April 1.
  • Review financial aid and/or scholarship offers.
  • If you have been admitted, then register for SOAR.

May

  • Submit your grade reports if you took Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.
  • Register for SOAR if you haven't already.
  • Graduate from high school.
  • Have your high school counselor forward your final transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • If you took college or dual credit in high school, have a transcript sent to Northwest.

June

July

  • Receive residence hall room assignment and roommate information.

August

  • Attend Advantage.
  • Move in to your residence hall room.
  • Begin classes.