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Summer/Fall 2017 Orientation Info


The Next step toward earning your degree

Group Orientation sessions for students wishing to start Summer/Fall 2017 will begin the week of April 10th. Please check back the week of March 20th for full information and options for completing Orientation.


Orientation Information


Before I Begin Orientation, what must I do?

Important! Before you start Orientation and meet with an Advisor, you must complete the below steps. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your academic advising appointment.

  1. Been accepted to Northwest Arkansas Community College. Note: once your application is processed, you will receive an email at the personal email account you provided on the application.
  2. Submitted ACT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer placement exam scores for initial course placement to the Office of Student Records. Scores should be no more than 5 years old), or take Accuplacer exam at the NWACC Testing Center ($10 fee). Important: If your ACT Math score is a 17 or below, you are required to complete the Math portion of the Accuplacer exam prior to signing up for a session. Visit our Testing Center website for full details on taking the exam).

Can I meet with an advisor before beginning Orientation?

No. You cannot meet with an advisor and select your first-semester courses until you complete Part 1: Online Orientation Course and submit Test Scores (see above). If you schedule an Advising Appointment without completing Part 1 of orientation, it will be cancelled.



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For other questions related to New Student Orientation, please contact the Office of Admissions and Advising at 479-986-4008 or EnrollmentSupport@nwacc.edu