Welcome to the first step toward your degree.

We are excited to welcome you as part of Northwest Arkansas Community College's incoming freshman class!

All first-time, degree seeking students are required to attend New Student Orientation and to meet with an Academic Advisor before selecting their first-semester classes. 


Before signing up, you will need to have:

  1. Applied for Admissions
  2. Submitted your ACT or COMPASS placement exam scores (no more than 5 years old) to the Office of Student Records, or take the COMPASS exam ($10 fee) at our Testing Center.*


Sign up for Orientation!


*All students with an ACT Math score of 17 or below, will need to take the math portion of the COMPASS. Students testing below 19 on Reading and/or Writing are encouraged to retake the COMPASS test to see if their scores have changed. You will receive an error when attempting to sign up for New Student Orientation if you have yet to submit placement scores.


 Technical Difficulties?

If you need help with your username and password or encounter technical difficulties, please call the Student Technology Help Desk at 479-619-4376.

For other questions related to New Student Orientation, please contact the Office of Admissions and Advising at 479-619-4167 or admissions@nwacc.edu.