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First Year Experience

University Seminar

University Seminar is one credit hour course that is part of the Northwest Core. It is a graduation requirement and first-time, full-time freshmen must enroll during their first trimester. The course is designed to help students transition to college and achieve success. Students may opt into four different types of sections with limited availability in the themed sections. Sections include: traditional University Seminar, University Seminar - global perspective theme, University Seminar – leadership development theme and University Seminar - community engagement theme.

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Academic Living and Learning Communities

Northwest’s Living and Academic Learning Communities (LALC) offer students who have similar academic interests the opportunity to connect with one another in a living and learning environment. The communities support cohort scheduling in the fall semester to help ease the transition to academics at Northwest.

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