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Your home away from home <b>DAY ONE.</b>
Your home away from home DAY ONE.
Let’s kick off your journey as a new bearcat! Submit your housing application and prepayment beginning Nov. 1.

First-Year Admissions

At Northwest, students get the full university experience at an affordable price. We can't wait to show you your future home. You'll love it here. We promise!

Waiting on your admission decision from Northwest?

We may be waiting on receiving your transcript. You can send us your transcript through parchment, here's a video on how to do that. Or notify your high school counselor or email 

Complete your housing app

Complete your housing app

Submit your pre-payment today in CatPAWS. 

How to apply for housing

Scholarships For You

Scholarships For You

We make it easy! Qualify for scholarships automatically when you apply.


Go beyond hands-on. Day One.

We offer 160+ major programs. See which major is right for you!

Middle of everywhere

Middle of everywhere

The perfect-sized campus, the right distance from home.

Individualized attention for a just-like-home feel.


Important Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

Application opens Aug. 1

Applications are now open for fall 2023 students. Applying is easy! There is no application fee and no essay. You'll be notified of the admission decision quickly and will be notified of any scholarship options.

FAFSA available Oct. 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available Oct. 1. We recommend all Bearcats fill out the FAFSA. Northwest’s school code is 002496 and our priority deadline is Feb. 1.

Housing application opens Nov. 1

Find your home away from home! Living on campus is part of the full college experience.

Standard scholarship application by Feb.1

We make it easy! Apply once for all Northwest departmental scholarships.

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Our campus has a vibe of its own

Our campus has a vibe of its own

Traditions, 150+ student organizations, you name it. It's easy to get involved on campus.


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Make this place your own!


Bearcats Learn Profession-based

Bearcats Learn Profession-based

We learn by doing. Get immersed in your future career at Northwest.

Career Ready, Day One