Specially Admitted Student
Once you have completed your Application, you are ready to begin the Enrollment Checklist.
Visit myNWACC Connection once accepted to familiarize yourself with your student account. Please check your official NWACC email regularly.
Submit the following documents to the Office of Student Records by the deadline date.
- ACT or COMPASS placement exam scores (scores should be no more than 5 years old), or take COMPASS exam at the NWACC Testing Center ($10 fee). You may skip this step if you have already taken a college-level Math or English course.*
- Official copies of Previous College Transcripts, if you have not done so in the past. Bring an unofficial copy to your Advising Appointment.
- Proof of 2 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunizations for all applicants born after January 1, 1957. Some foreign-born students may be required to submit tuberculosis screening.
Schedule an Academic Advising appointment. Students MUST schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to be eligible for enrollment under "Special Admissions" status. Steps on making an appointment can be found here.
Complete Prior to Semester:
- Obtain your Student ID and Parking Permit at the Student Information Center (SIC) located in the first floor lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center (Main Campus).
- Purchase your Textbooks and Class Supplies at the NWACC Campus Bookstore.
Important Information and Limitations Regarding "Special Admittance" Admissions Status:
a. Students may enroll for classes until they have completed 12 credit hours. After the 12 credit hours have been completed, the student must submit proof that they have received a high school diploma or GED in order to continue enrollment at NWACC. Re-enrollment will not be permitted until documentation is submitted.
b. Students admitted under “Special” admissions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue enrollment at NWACC.
c. Students will not be eligible to participate in federally funded financial aid programs.
d. Students can be enrolled in GED programs and be a special admission student at the same time, as long as it isn’t the same course. (For example a student cannot study Mathematics at Adult education and be enrolled in Mathematics as a special admission student.)
* All students who have not yet completed a college level math course and whose ACT Math score of 17 or below, will need to take the math portion of the COMPASS. Students testing below 19 on the Reading and/or Writing portions of the ACT are encouraged to retake the COMPASS test to see if their score has changed or can be improved.