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Academic Support Services

You can help your student on this academic journey by

First-Year Experience

Northwest’s First-Year Experience is a holistic approach in transitioning to college life. Students have a common experience starting with the Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration (SOAR) program, Advantage, University Seminar, first-year advising and more. These programs work collaboratively to build a foundation for a successful academic career. Students also customize their college experience by working with advisors, faculty and mentors to access services to be successful and discover their own journey.

University Seminar

University Seminar is a required one credit-hour course that is designed to help students transition to college and achieve success. Students may select a University Seminar theme that aligns with his/her interests.

Academic Advising

Northwest provides all undergraduate students with personalized advising that ensures their individual major and career goals are aligned and supported. Students who are exploring majors will be supported by a deciding/university meta-major advisor that uses a student’s interests, strengths, and skills to assist in the exploration and connection to potential majors

Hallmarks of a good first semester schedule include:

Academic Success Coaching and Recovery

While select students may be required to work with a success coach as part of his or her academic recovery plan, success coaching is available optionally to all students.

Academic Support