Summer and Fall 2017 Orientation Info


The Next step toward earning your degree

We are excited to welcome you as part of Northwest Arkansas Community College's incoming freshman class! We want to help you get started off right. Paying close attention to the information on this page will help ensure a smooth enrollment process for you.


Orientation is a two step process:

Part 1: Online Orientation Course (information below)

Part 2: On-Campus Orientation and Advising (you will pick a time at the end of Part 1) 



Orientation Login Information


Before I take Online 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 taking Online 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.

Where do I take Online Orientation?

NWACC's Online Orientation course is a self-enrollable course within NWACC's Blackboard system (the same system that our online courses are accessed from). The orange button below will take you to step-by-step instructions for self-enrolling in the course through your Blackboard Account.


Please note: you will need to have your NWACC Username and Password to access Online Orientation. This information is located on your Acceptance Email.


If you do not have internet access at home, you are welcome to use any of the many public-use computers available at the NWACC computer labs or library to complete OnlineOrientaiton. If you need help with your username and password or encounter technical difficulties, please call the Student Technology Help Desk at 479-619-4376.

Can I come to campus to take the Online Orientation?

Yes you can!  Although the orientation is done all online, you can still come to an NWACC campus to use a computer and internet as needed.  On the main Bentonville campus, the NWACC Library is open every day [see the Library hours here], or you can find out about options at our Washington County and Jones Center by emailing

How long will it take? 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. It includes some short quizzes along the way - so make sure you pay close attention. 

Ready to get Orientated?

 Click this orange box to get started


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If you need help with your username and password or encounter technical difficulties, please call the Student Technology Help Desk at 479-619-4376.

For other questions related to New Student Orientation, please contact the Enrollment Support Center at 479-986-4000 or