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Find The Right Path For You
Student Paths

Find The Right Path For You
Student Paths

What type of student are you?

Whether you are entering college as a recent high school graduate, as a parent looking for a career change or visiting as an international student, NWACC offers a learning path designed with your needs in mind. Review the options below to find further information on applying and enrolling in courses that best fit your educational goals.

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First Time College Student

Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED and have never attended college.

Returning NWACC Student

Students who have attended NWACC before but have skipped more than two semesters.


Workforce Development offers one day classes, certifications, customized training, apprenticeships, retail classes, and more.

High School Student

Students who are in high school and interested in earning college credit by enrolling in college-level courses. 

International Student

Students who are applying for an F-1 Visa to study at NWACC.

Adult Education

Students who are interested in earning their GED, participating in Workforce courses, learning English as a Second Language, learning more about American citizenship, and much more.

Transfer Student

Students who have previous college credit and interested in transferring to NWACC.

Visiting Student

Students who are enrolled at another institution, but looking to enroll in a class that can be transferred back to their home college institution.

Specially Admitted Student

Students who are 18 years of age or older and have neither graduated from high school nor completed a GED or received an Arkansas high school diploma.