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Enrollment Timeline

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Enrollment Timeline

  • Contact Northwest-Kansas City at to verify all of your documents have been received and you are ready to enroll in your program. 
  • Schedule an appointment to review your course sequence and talk about next steps.
  • Complete the Standard Scholarship Application to apply for major-specific scholarships in CatPAWS after you are accepted. This application must be completed by Feb 1. Review Northwest additional scholarship information at
  • Complete the Health History Form and submit it to Wellness Services at least 30 days before classes begin.
  • Beginning Oct. 1 submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Northwest’s school code is 002496. To apply electronically, go to
  • Receive financial aid award package for your review and acceptance.
Semester Before Enrollment
  • Send official, final transcripts to
    Northwest Missouri State University
    Office of Admissions
    800 University Drive
    Maryville, MO 64468-6001
  • Receive your billing statement.
    • First installment due Aug. 15.
  • Complete online verification which becomes available via CatPAWS the Thursday before classes begin.
  • Watch your Northwest email account for an invitation to your new student orientation.
  • Attend your new student orientation.

*Timeline applicable to students starting at Northwest in the fall semester.

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