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Spring 2022

This information applies to students currently enrolled in Fall 2021

Enrollment Dates

Hours Enrollment Date

Graduate, Postbaccalaureate and Honors Program Students

0 and above Oct 18


130 and above Oct 18
120 and above Oct 18
110 and above Oct 19
100 and above Oct 20
90 and above Oct 21


80 and above Oct 22
75 and above Oct 25
70 and above Oct 26
65 and above Oct 27
60 and above Oct 28
Hours Enrollment Date


50 and above Nov 1
45 and above Nov 2
40 and above Nov 3
35 and above Nov 4
30 and above Nov 5


20 and above Nov 8
15 and above Nov 9
10 and above Nov 10
5 and above Nov 11
0 and above Nov 12

Petition to supersede is available starting on Monday, October 18

Preregister for SPRING 2022 classes

Preregistration begins October 18 through November 12 based on your total earned credit hours.  Your total (overall) earned credit hours can be found in CatPAWS under Student » Student Records » Academic Transcript (at the bottom of the page).

Course Waitlist

A waitlist is an electronic list of students who would like to enroll in a closed class. Waitlisting does not guarantee enrollment into any class and not all classes have waitlists. Learn more about the process »

To Supersede a Class

An undergraduate student is eligible to enroll for a course to be superseded starting on their preregistration enrollment date based on their earned credit hours.

A student MUST submit an electronic Petition to Supersede before attempting to enroll in the class.

The Petition to Supersede may be completed starting on Monday, October 18 as follows:

  • Log into CatPAWS.
  • Click on the Student tab.
  • Click on the Registration tile.
  • Click on the Supersede Petition link.
  • Choose the term in which the student wishes to supersede the course.
  • A list of courses eligible to be superseded will be displayed, grouped by Transfer, Northwest and Registered courses. Click on the course link to be superseded.
  • Review the course and click Submit Supersede.
  • Review the confirmation of the supersede petition completion.
  • Completion of the Supersede Petition places a Permit on the eligible course
  • A student should then go to the Registration menu and enroll in the class section
    • Providing the course is open, and there are no prerequisite or co-requisite issues, the student may self-register for the course. 

Steps to preregister for classes

  • Make an appointment with your advisor prior to your enrollment start date (see dates above).
  • Obtain your Alternate PIN from your advisor
    • The Alternate PIN is either six alpha characters (all CAPS), or six numeric digits.  No PINs are combination of alpha and numeric.
  • Review your Degree Audit online
  • Use Northwest Scheduler to create a draft schedule for the upcoming term
    • Develop a list of courses (CRNs) you plan to take
  • Enroll in classes using either Northwest Scheduler or the Registration menu in CatPAWS

Registration Guide

How-To Guides

Campus Resources

Find Class Openings

Note: Publication of the semester Class Schedule/Class Openings should not be considered a guarantee. And are subject to change based on the availability of resources and programmatic needs.