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Spring 2020

Spring 2020

This information applies to students currently enrolled in Fall 2019

Enrollments Dates

Graduate, Postbac and Honors Program Students: 
0 and above : Oct 21

130 and above : Oct 21
120 and above : Oct 21
110 and above : Oct 22
100 and above : Oct 23
90 and above : Oct 24

80 and above : Oct 28
75 and above : Oct 29
70 and above : Oct 30
65 and above : Oct 31
60 and above : Nov 1

50 and above : Nov 4
45 and above : Nov 5
40 and above : Nov 6
35 and above : Nov 7
30 and above : Nov 8

20 and above : Nov 11
15 and above : Nov 12
10 and above : Nov 13
5 and above : Nov 14
0 and above:  Nov 15

Petition to supersede is available starting on Monday, October 21

Preregister for SPRING 2020 classes

Preregistration begins October 21 through November 15 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).


An undergraduate student is eligible to enroll for a course to be superseded starting on their preregistration enrollment date based on their earned credit hours.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 21 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  • A list of courses eligible to be superseded will be displayed, grouped by Transfer, Northwest and Registered courses. Click on the course link to be superseded.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
  • Develop a list of courses (CRNs) you plan to take
  • Enroll in classes using CatPAWS or myNorthwest

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Find Class Openings for Spring 2020

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