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Thank you for choosing to pursue your degree with Northwest Missouri State University. Below you will find valuable information on how to access and utilize many Northwest online resources.
Northwest Missouri State University provides email services to faculty, staff and students.
Northwest provides electronic mail services to faculty and staff through an in-house Microsoft Exchange service. While students have a separate email service through Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service.
The Cat Personal Access to Web Services program (CatPAWS) is a web-based program that allows students to enroll in classes, drop or add classes, and view their bill. CatPAWS can be accessed either from the Quick Tools drop-down menu at the top of the page.
myNorthwest is a web portal that provides a number of services designed to help students, faculty and staff interact more effectively with Northwest resources, including:
myNorthwest allows you to customize your user layout to add, remove and rearrange channels. Every time you log into myNorthwest, your tab and channel preferences are preserved.
To get on to the myNorthwest web portal, type the following web address into your web browser:
A how-to-guide of basic myNorthwest features and how to access those features:
DegreeWorks is a web-based tool to help students and advisors monitor student progress toward degree completion. Degree Audit combines Northwest Missouri State University's degree requirements and the coursework you have completed with an easy-to-read worksheet that helps you see how courses that you have completed count toward degree requirements, and what courses and requirements you still need to complete. Degree Audit can be accessed through your myNorthwest account.Read more about Degree Audit program »
Northwest Online is an online extension of Northwest Missouri State University that offers courses and degrees through the Internet.
All online courses are offered through Northwest Online. Additionally, some onsite courses offer course material through Northwest Online.
Online tutoring through Smarthinking can be accessed by logging into Northwest Online.