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Undergraduate Web Only

For students applying for the following programs:
B.S. Management or B.S. Marketing
  • Apply for admission as an online-only student to Northwest Missouri State University
  • Receive letter of acceptance and assignment of online advisor and Northwest username/password in the mail
  • Contact online advisor for advisement
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed (Must be enrolled in 6 hours at Northwest)
  • Enroll in classes through CatPAWS
  • Order textbooks or contact Textbook Services to have books sent
  • Check Northwest e-mail at least once a week from enrollment until classes begin
  • Receive welcome e-mail one to two weeks prior to course start date from Northwest Online indicating you are registered for online courses
  • Sign into Northwest Online to verify that you have access prior to the first day of class
  • Complete the Welcome to Northwest Online orientation course
  • Enter class no earlier than the first day of class and begin coursework

Undergraduate Online Professional

For students applying for the following programs:
RN to BSN
  • Apply for admission as an online professional student to Northwest Missouri State University (Be sure to pay the $50 application fee.)
  • Receive letter of acceptance and Northwest username/password in the mail
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed (Must be enrolled in 3 hours at Northwest)
  • You will be enrolled in your first session, per the carousel of courses
  • Order Textbooks
  • Check Northwest e-mail at least once a week from enrollment until classes begin
  • Receive welcome e-mail one to two weeks prior to course start date from Northwest Online indicating you are registered for online courses
  • Sign into Northwest Online to verify that you have access prior to the first day of class
  • Complete an online orientation course
  • Enter class no earlier than the first day of class and begin coursework

Graduate Web Only

For students applying for the following programs:
M.S. Geographic Information Science, Geographic Information Science Certificate, M.S. Recreation or M.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education
  • Apply for admission as an online-only student to Northwest Missouri State University
  • Receive letter of acceptance and assignment of online advisor and Northwest username/password in the mail
  • Contact online advisor for advisement
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed (Must be enrolled in 3 hours at Northwest)
  • Enroll in classes through CatPAWS
  • Order textbooks
  • Check Northwest e-mail at least once a week from enrollment until classes begin
  • Receive welcome e-mail one to two weeks prior to course start date from Northwest Online indicating you are registered for online courses
  • Sign into Northwest Online to verify that you have access prior to the first day of class
  • Complete an online orientation course
  • Enter class no earlier than the first day of class and begin coursework

Graduate Online Professional

For students applying for the following programs:
M.S.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, M.S.Ed. Educational Leadership K-12, M.S.Ed. Reading, M.S.Ed. Special Education or Master of Business Administration (all emphasis)
  • Apply for admission as an online professional student to Northwest Missouri State University (Be sure to pay the $50 application fee.)
  • Receive letter of acceptance and Northwest username/password in the mail
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed (Must be enrolled in 3 hours at Northwest)
  • You will be enrolled in your first session, per the carousel of courses
  • Order Textbooks
  • Check Northwest e-mail at least once a week from enrollment until classes begin
  • Receive welcome e-mail one to two weeks prior to course start date from Northwest Online indicating you are registered for online courses
  • Sign into Northwest Online to verify that you have access prior to the first day of class
  • Complete an online orientation course
  • Enter class no earlier than the first day of class and begin coursework

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