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Registration and Verification

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Spring 2015 Registration and Verification

Self-Enrollment System for Preregistration

Northwest offers a self enrollment system for preregistration through 'CatPAWS. Midterm grades, final grades and academic history records (transcripts) are also available on 'CatPAWS.

If for any reason students cannot use the web-based system, they can enroll or adjust schedules in the Registrar's office with signed pre-enrollment forms or drop/add forms.

Enrollment begins with the initial time and continues through January 18, 2015 for the Spring 2015 trimester.

Dates

  • Enrollment information will be available to advisors by October 1
  • Self-Enrollment times begin October 20
  • Initial Enrollment Dates:

Find your classification and total earned credit hours, to determine the first date you may preregister for Spring 2015 classes. 

Grad, Postbac and Honors Program Students: 0 and above Oct 20
Senior: 130 and above Oct 20 Sophomore: 50 and above Nov 3
120 and above Oct 21 45 and above Nov 4
110 and above Oct 22 40 and above Nov 5
100 and above Oct 23 35 and above Nov 6
90 and above Oct 24 30 and above Nov 7
Junior: 80 and above Oct 27 Freshman: 20 and above Nov 10
75 and above Oct 28 15 and above Nov 11
70 and above Oct 29 10 and above Nov 12
65 and above Oct 30 5 and above Nov 13
60 and above Oct 31 0 and above Nov 14

Eligibility for Self-Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled in Fall 2014.
  • Have ID and PIN. ID is 9-digit number beginning with 919. It is on the Bearcat ID card.
  • Academic advisor accurately reported to Registrar’s Office.
  • Have clear record to enroll:
    • No transcripts or scores due to the Admissions Office or Graduate Office.
    • No past due balance with Bursar’s/Cashiering Office.
    • No incomplete assessment.
  • Must see advisor for advisement and to receive personal registration password.

Advisement/Enrollment

  • Make an appointment with your advisor.
  • Advisors will have enrollment information.
  • Obtain your Alternate PIN from your advisor.
  • Select classes, including alternate choices, by CRN (Course Reference Number)
  • Your academic record can be viewed by you and your advisor through ’Cat PAWS and on your degree audit.
  • You can adjust your schedule an unlimited number of times during enrollment periods.

Limitations

  • Cannot enroll for more than one section of a particular course
  • Excess credit will be monitored.
  • Cannot enroll in a closed class. Must turn in properly signed Schedule Change Form to Registrar's Office.

Online Verification

Northwest Enrollment Verification will be
available Thursday, December 18 through Monday, January 12.

Use your 'CatPAWS account to verify your enrollment and personal information.

Please verify online at your convenience as early as December 18 and by January 12 as follows: 

  • Go to 'CatPAWS on the Northwest web page 
  • Click the Login/Secure Area and enter your 919# and PIN
  • Click the Student tab
  • Click on Verification in the submenu
  • Receive notification of any Holds which prevent verification
  • Confirm or Update Local Address and Review Permanent Address
  • Provide additional billing email addresses 
  • Provide Emergency Contact Information
  • Bearcat Alert Enrollment

Online LATE Verification will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 13 and 14 ONLY.  A $15 LATE FEE will be charged to your account.

Your class schedule will be cancelled on Thursday, Jan. 15 if you do not complete online verification.

If you have preregistered and will not be attending the Spring 2015 trimester, please send an email to registrar@nwmissouri.edu by Friday, Jan. 9 to avoid financial obligation.

If you have questions concerning your enrollment, contact the Registrar's Office at (660) 562-1151.

Textbook Pickup

You must verify in order to receive your undergraduate textbooks. After Online Verification is completed, Textbook Pickup is located in The Station.

Friday, January 9         1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 11 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Monday, January 12 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Any prepackaged textbooks picked up after these designated times will be assessed a late fee.

General Registration

General registration for the 2015 Spring Trimester will be held Friday, Jan. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., using the alphabetical schedule below. You should register at the time indicated according to the first letter of your last name.

1:30-2:00 p.m.            A - G and Special populations
2:00-2:30 p.m. H - M
2:30-3:00 p.m. N - S
3:00-3:30 p.m. T - Z

General Registration will be held on the first floor of the Administration Building by entering the east entrance doors.  Students begin the enrollment process at the Admissions Office table located near the east entrance.  All new students will set up their 'CatPAWS account enabling personal access to the web-based enrollment and degree audit systems PRIOR to meeting with an advisor. Continuing students should also go to the Admissions Office table to set their enrollment PIN. All students will then proceed to the advisement area located on the first floor. Academic advisors will be present to assist in completing the enrollment process. Students will be asked to keep their degree, major, minor, advisor, local address and other demographic information current by providing changes during the registration process.

To complete the enrollment process, ALL students must turn in signed advisement forms to the Registrar's stations located at the Student Services Desk in the center of the first floor to obtain a printed Class Schedule. Graduate students must have their advisement form signed by both the advisor and the Graduate Office. Fees should be paid at Cashiering located on the first floor.

A printed Class Schedule must be presented to obtain textbooks. Undergraduate textbooks will be available at Textbook Services located in The Station after registration on Friday, Jan. 9 from 1:30 - 4 p.m. Textbook Services is also open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Other Resources

Graduate Registration Options

  • Continuing students may contact their advisor for the Alternate PIN to enroll through 'CatPAWS. 
  • All students may request an electronic copy of the graduate registration form and return the completed form to the Graduate Office no later than two weeks before your class begins.  This method is not recommended without advisor consultation.
  • All students can complete registration on paper with their advisor and deliver this paperwork to the Graduate Office and then to the Registrar's Office.
  • General Registration for the Spring 2015 trimester will be offered Friday, January 9, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm in the Administration Building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.
  • Registration is also available through our Outreach Centers located in Kansas City and St. Joseph.

Graduate Information

  • A full-time graduate student is one who takes nine or more graduate hours in a trimester.  A maximum of 16 hours is allowed in a trimester, with no more than seven hours in a four-week summer session.  Workshop credits are counted in the academic load.  (For financial aid purposes, a student must take five hours during a trimester to be considered a part-time student.)
  • Textbooks are available at the Bearcat Bookstore or online at www.nwmissouri.bncollege.com  Please contact Textbook Services at 660-562-1150 for 500-level or undergraduate courses to determine textbook availability.
  • The Graduate Office, located in the west wing on the second floor of the Administration Building, is open from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday and can be contacted at 660-562-1145 of gradsch@nwmissouri.edu

Outreach

Outreach is proud of its history of offering Northwest courses and programs at off-campus sites. Currently courses are offered at the St. Joseph Center at 3500 North Village Drive, Suite 100 South, St. Joseph, and the Kansas City Center, Kansas City, Missouri.  To view program availability and directions to these locations, visit the Outreach website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/outreach. For more information please contact one of the following:

St. Joseph Center
816.364.5000
stjoe@nwmissouri.edu

Kansas City Center 
816.604.3171
nwkc@nwmissouri.edu