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Northwest Missouri State University


Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

Once I have enrolled in a course, when will I be billed?

Your bill will be mailed around the 25th of each month. Payment is due by the 15th of each month.

Who do I contact to drop a course for which I have already enrolled?

You can either drop a course using CatPAWs or call the Graduate office at (660) 562-1145. You are not automatically dropped from the course for non-attendance or not submitting coursework.

How do I know what grade I received in a course?

You may access your grades online or order transcripts from the Registrar's office.

To access your grades and unofficial transcripts online:

  1. Visit CatPAWS
  2. Select "Enter Secure Area" and proceed to the next page where you will enter your student ID (919######); for your Pin number, use either the last 6 digits of your ID number or your birthday in MMDDYY format
  3. Once you have logged in, proceed to Student and Financial Aid
  4. Select Student Records
  5. Select Academic Transcript
  6. Submit the next page by leaving All Levels and Web selected in the drop down boxes

To order a copy of you transcript please contact the Registrar’s office at (660) 562-1596 or print a request online.

What is CatPAWS and how do I log in?

CatPAWS is an online resource for students to access class schedules, transcripts, current bills & grade reports, etc.

  1. Visit CatPAWS
  2. Select "Enter Secure Area" and proceed to the next page where you will enter your student ID (919######); for your Pin number, use either the last 6 digits of your ID number or your birthday in MMDDYY format

How do I access my Northwest e-mail?

  1. Visit Northwest Missouri State University
  2. Select "Student E-Mail" from the Resources menu
  3. Enter your email login and password that you retrieved from CatPAWS (see directions below for retrieval)
    1. Login into CatPaws
    2. Select "Personal Information"
    3. On the bottom of the page, select "Northwest Email Initial Information Retrieval"
    4. Read the terms and if you agree to the conditions stated, click on "AGREE"
    5. Your Northwest email address and initial password will be displayed; once you change your password, the displayed password will no longer be valid

Email login and passwords are the same as those used for university computers on campus. Enter your new S# only and newly created password to log on to a campus computer. This username is provided so that you can gain access to the computing services provided by Northwest. By logging onto this account, you are accepting Northwest Missouri State University's computer policies as stated in the User's Guide. Should you have problems or questions regarding your University-assigned e-mail account, please contact the Client Computing-Information Technology at Northwest at helpdesk@nwmissouri.edu or by calling 660.562.1634.

How do I automatically forward my Northwest email messages to my other email account?

You can set this up in the options menu of Outlook Live. Click here for instructions.

What is Northwest Online and how do I log in?

Northwest Online is used for online courses and to supplement face to face courses.

To log on to Northwest Online:

  1. Visit Northwest Missouri State University
  2. Select "Northwest Online" from the Resources menu
  3. Enter your S# as the UserID
    • Continuing students: Your password is your Social Security number with no dashes
    • For new students: Your password is your 919# with no dashe