Application & Admissions for High School Concurrent Students | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Application & Admissions


Ready to get a head start on your higher education by earning college credit or an associate degree while still in high school? 

Be sure to follow the application and admission process:

  • Complete and submit the NWACC application - If you are taking CNA/PCA+/medical terminology, criminal justice or dental assisting courses, see note below about application process.
  • Set up your My NWACC account
  • Connect with high school counselor to submit documents
  • Connect with high school counselor to register for concurrent courses

After you’ve completed the NWACC online application and admission process, you will register for concurrent classes under the guidance of your high school counselor. If you are a homeschool student, you can obtain a class registration form by emailing earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to take CNA/PCA+/medical terminology, criminal justice or dental assisting concurrent courses, you will NOT apply through the NWACC online application but will need to pick up an application from your high school counselor, or if you are a homeschool student, you can email earlycollege@nwacc.edu to obtain an application.


Application & Admission Steps in Detail

1) Complete and submit the NWACC online application. 

  • Fill out an NWACC admissions application
  • Create a login ID, create a PIN, and verify your PIN.
  • Click on “Login” to begin.
  • Select “Concurrent High School Student” in the drop-down menu.
  • Make sure ALL application sections have a red check mark to show completion.
  • Click on “Application is Complete”.

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2) Set up your My NWACC

Once you have been accepted to NWACC, you will receive an email with your NWACC username and password. Set up your My NWACC account immediately in order to complete the process.

Set Up Your Account

 

3) After you’ve completed and submitted your online application:

Be sure to connect with your high school counselor to learn about the status of your enrollment. Homeschool students should connect with an NWACC concurrent advisor at earlycollege@nwacc.edu for the status of your enrollment and to submit any documents.


4) Register for concurrent classes by following the steps below.
You will not be able to register for classes on your own.

High School Students

  • Contact your high school counselor to obtain a class registration form
  • Complete your class registration form, sign it and return to your high school counselor by the deadline provided by your high school
  • Registration form must be signed by your high school counselor

Homeschool Students


Next Steps

5) Visit My NWACC to familiarize yourself with your student account and email. Please check your official NWACC email regularly.

6) If you’ll be coming to the NWACC campus, be sure to obtain your student ID and parking permit at the Student Information Center located on the first-floor lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center (Bentonville Campus) or the Washington County location in Springdale.

7) If you’re taking concurrent courses online, be sure to familiarize yourself with NWACC’s learning management system, Canvas