New Student Orientation | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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New Student Orientation

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NWACC's online orientation sets you up for success! It's your first step to register for classes, and it's mandatory for all first-time college students. The earlier you complete orientation, the sooner you can register for your desired classes and obtain the schedule you want.


  • Select the College Student Orientation option below. 
  • Complete the entire orientation course – including the survey at the end!
  • First-time college students should monitor their email for updates! After completing the survey, an advisor will contact you once they have removed the orientation hold and put together your course recommendations on your Academic Plan in Workday. Note: Please check Spam/Junk folders for the email alert.
  • NOTE: If this is your first-time attending college after completing post-secondary studies (e.g., high school, GED), you must complete the online orientation.

College Student Orientation


To make sure everyone gets the most out of the orientation, families are asked to complete the optional Parent & Family Orientation, while students will complete the Student Orientation. This orientation offers families important information necessary to support their NWACC student. 


  • Select the Parent & Family Orientation option below. 
  • Take the optional orientation course and learn about admissions, financial aid, resources and more. 

Parent & Family Orientation