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Your Path to
Success

Your Path to
Success

Your Path to Success

Get the most out of your college education by taking advantage of all that NWACC has to offer students. Because every student's needs are unique, Phi Theta Kappa members have accumulated the following resources to help every student find their path to educational success. 

Academic Support

When you first come to NWACC, you will meet with an advisor to begin your degree plan and decide in which classes to enroll. After your first semester, you will be encouraged to meet with an advisor for your program to make sure you are fulfilling the necessary requirements. 

Find the program advisor for your degree plan:

  • Log into My NWACC
  • Select launchpad
  • Select success planner
  • Choose your degree plan’s department

Contact advising or schedule an appointment on our advising page.

You may seek personal counseling services for a myriad of reasons, such as assistance with dealing with college life, cultural shock, depression, anxiety, anger, substance use and abuse, relationship challenges, etc. Counseling services are offered at no cost on campus to nwacc students.

The NWACC Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures students with disabilities equal access to the college's educational programs, activities and opportunities.

The Veteran Resources Center's is available to veterans, dependents and reservists and offers guidance and assistance, so you can successfully pursue your education.

As an international student at NWACC, you can pursue various degrees in numerous areas of study, all at affordable rates and with options to transfer your credits to internationally recognized four-year institutions within the United States. 

Learn more by visiting our international student page.

The Dreamers Resource Group (DRG) at NWACC helps dreamers and their families navigate the college process, and connects dreamers with allies, scholarship opportunities and other resources. 

NWACC also offers Latino student support which assists first-generation Latino college students, Latino students with DACA, and undocumented Latino students. 

Services include:

  • General support
  • Setting plans for college success
  • Connection to staff and faculty
  • Scholarship resources
  • Dreamers Resource Group
  • Connection to staff and faculty dreamer allies
  • FAFSA/payment plan completion assistance
  • Assistance with orienting parents with college information and resources
  • Bilingual assistance

To learn more, reach out to NWACC's Associate Director of Hispanic and Latino Outreach Juanita Franklin by email: jfranklin1@nwacc.edu, indicating what kind of assistance you need and to schedule an appointment. Or stop by her office to say hello! Her office is located in the Student Center 223.

The NWACC Testing Center offers a variety of testing services to students and community members. Testing services adhere to NCTA professional standards and guidelines.

If you're interested in pursuing an education beyond an associate degree, Transfer Services can help you navigate through the process of selecting, applying and transferring credits to a four-year institution.

Academic Success

Enhance your educational experience with the encouragement and support of tutors and success coaches.  Face to face tutoring, success coaching, and online tutoring is available.

NWACC's Math Center is great for homework and studying needs, and is fully staffed with instructors who have an in-depth knowledge of the subject area.

NWACC's Writing Center faculty help you sharpen your skills in grammar and punctuation, utilize research techniques, and avoid plagiarism.

The Pauline Whitaker Library serves the information needs of all NWACC students, faculty and staff. The library's collection includes over 30,000 books, e-books and videos.

  • Study rooms: Reserve a place to study alone or with peers (180 minute limit per day per person). Reserve on the library website under study room reservations.

  • Technology rentals: Checkout laptops, tablets, cameras and audio recording equipment. Find more information under the services for students tab on the library website.

  • Research databases: Use the library to access credible academic sources.

How to print: 

  • Start with $5 on your account every semester. Black and white prints are five cents per page. Color prints are 50 cents each. 
  • Use a library computer or Papercut to print in the library. Must send to printer and then go and release it to print at computer next to the printer.
  • Place more money on account by cash or check in the library, the Treasurer’s Office, or electronically on Papercut.

Learn more on our Library page.

NWACC's food pantry is available to students and employees to assist in food shortages you may be experiencing. Feel free to apply for assistance or donate food to help fellow students. 

NWACC students can buy and sell items on Marketplace found on My NWACC. There are various categories to shop from: automobiles, books, computers, electronics, free, furniture and general.

 

Technology Support

Keep up with your classes when you are on the go! Canvas has a free app located in both the Google Play and App Store. Just download the app, choose NWACC and login with your information.  Having trouble accessing material in your online class?  Contact dl@nwacc.edu.

Get Office 365 for FREE! Use your NWACC email and password and download it on your device or use it in the cloud. Available only to credit students and at the beginning of the semester.

Forget your log in information for My NWACC? The IT Help Desk is here to assist you with your technology needs. 

Note: The IT Help Desk cannot assist with all Pearson products such as My Math Lab, Sam Software-Test or Cengage Book Publisher.

Get Involved

Hammocks

When the weather is nice, there are often hammocks located around campus for students to use for FREE.

If the hammocks are not out and you would like to use one, you can check them out for FREE from the Student Information Center desk in the Student Center lobby.


Bikes

Bikes are available on campus for students to check out for FREE. They can be ridden around campus and on the Razorback Greenway. To check out a bike, visit the Student Information Center desk in the Student Center lobby.


Fitness Center

The NWACC Fitness Center offers weight machines, free weights, aerobic machines and kettle balls! Become a member and work-out in between your class schedule or at your most convenient times.  The fitness center is located in Burns Hall, room 1458. 

Learn more on the Fitness Center page.


Game Room

The game room is a FREE spot to relax on campus in between classes. Enjoy tabletop and video games, and check out paddles, pool sticks and other games from the Student Information Center desk.

Find the game room in the Student Center, room 113B. 

The Student Ambassador and Government Association (SAGA) host events throughout the year, such as Open House, club fair and Fall Festival. These events are FREE and open to all students.

To keep up to date with other campus events, be sure to read your student announcement emails, check the website calendar, and follow NWACC on Facebook and Instagram

NWACC offers many different clubs across a broad range of interests. Find one that interests you, and reach out to your advisor for information about when and where they meet.

NWACC's Public Safety team is available to students and staff for any on-campus safety concerns. If you are feeling unsafe, or may even walk out to your car to find a flat tire, feel free to reach out to Public Safety for assistance. 

Public Safety's main office is located in the Center for Health Professions, room 1042. They have offices throughout the NWACC campus. 

All students and employees are encouraged to enroll in NWACC’s FREE BCAlert text message notification system and download the FREE LiveSafe application on their phones. These allow you to receive safety alerts and quickly access emergency numbers for on campus and the city.

NWACC has partnered with Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) to provide transportation for current, registered students.  There is a $14 fee to download the bus pass, which allows students to ride the bus for the entire semester. More information about ORT and how to download the app is on the transportation page