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Fall 2022 Registration and Verification

Self-Enrollment System for Preregistration

Northwest offers a self enrollment system for preregistration through CatPAWS. Midterm grades, final grades and academic history records (transcripts) are also available on CatPAWS.

If for any reason students cannot use the web-based system, they can enroll or adjust schedules in the Registrar's office with signed pre-enrollment forms or drop/add forms.

Enrollment begins with the initial time and continues through August 23, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester.

Dates

  • Enrollment information will be available to advisors by February 28
  • Self-enrollment times begin March 21
  • Initial Enrollment Dates (see chart below):

Find your classification and total earned credit hours, to determine the first date you may preregister for Summer and Fall 2022 classes.

Grad, Spec, Postbac and Honors Program

Earned Hours Open Date
0 and above March 21

Senior

Earned Hours Open Date
130 and above March 21
120 and above March 22
110 and above March 23
100 and above March 24
90 and above March 25

Junior

Earned Hours Open Date
80 and above March 28
75 and above March 29
70 and above March 30
65 and above March 31
60 and above April 1

Sophomore

Earned Hours Open Date
50 and above April 4
45 and above April 5
40 and above April 6
35 and above April 7
30 and above April 8

Freshman

Earned Hours Open Date
20 and above April 11
15 and above April 12
10 and above April 13
5 and above April 14
0 and above April 15

Eligibility for Self-Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled in Spring 2022.
  • Have your Northwest Network Account username and password.
  • Academic advisor accurately reported to Registrar’s Office.
  • Have clear record to enroll:
    • No transcripts or scores due to the Admissions Office or Graduate Office.
    • No past due balance with the Office of Student Account Services.
    • No incomplete assessment.
  • Must see advisor for advisement and to receive personal registration password.

Advisement/Enrollment

  • Make an appointment with your advisor.
  • Advisors will have enrollment information.
  • Obtain your Alternate PIN from your advisor.
  • Select classes, including alternate choices, by CRN (Course Reference Number)
  • Your academic record can be viewed by you and your advisor through CatPAWS and on your degree audit.
  • You can adjust your schedule an unlimited number of times during enrollment periods.

Limitations

  • Cannot enroll for more than one section of a particular course
  • Excess credit will be monitored.
  • Cannot enroll in a closed class. Must submit properly signed Schedule Change Form to Registrar's Office.

Online Verification

Northwest Enrollment Verification will be
available Friday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 17.

Use your CatPAWS account to verify your enrollment and personal information.

Please verify online at your convenience between August 12 and August 17 as follows:

  • Access CatPAWS located in the Bearcat Login Menu at covenhouse.com
  • Click Login/Secure Area and enter your Northwest Network Account username and password
  • Click the Student tab
  • Click on Verification in the submenu
  • Receive notification of any Holds which prevent verification
  • Confirm or Update Local Address and Review Permanent Address
  • Provide additional billing email addresses
  • Provide Emergency Contact Information
  • Bearcat Alert Enrollment
  • Select the Service Site you will use as your primary contact location

Online LATE verification will be available on Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21 ONLY.  

Your class schedule will be canceled on Monday, August 22 , if you do not complete online verification.

If you have preregistered and will not be attending the Fall 2022 semester, please send an email to registrar@covenhouse.com by Tuesday, August 16 to avoid financial obligation.

If you have questions concerning your enrollment, contact the Registrar's Office at 660.562.1151.

Textbook Pickup

Online Verification MUST be completed prior to picking up undergraduate textbooks. Textbook Pickup is located in The Station on the following dates and times. 

Saturday, August 13 To be announced
Sunday, August 14 To be announced
Monday, August 15 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Any prepackaged textbooks picked up after these designated times will be assessed a late fee.

Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City students will pick up textbooks and laptop computers on site. Online Verification should be completed prior to arriving.

General Registration

General registration for the Fall 2022 Semester will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., using the alphabetical schedule below. You should register at the time indicated according to the first letter of your last name.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. T - Z 
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. A - G
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. H - M
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. N - S

General Registration will be held on the third floor of the Administration Building. Students begin the enrollment process at the Admissions Office located on second floor. All new students will set up their CatPAWS account enabling personal access to the web-based enrollment and degree audit systems PRIOR to meeting with an advisor. Continuing students should also go to the Admissions Office to set their enrollment PIN. All students will then proceed to the advisement area located on the third floor. Academic advisors will be present to assist in completing the enrollment process. Students will be asked to keep their degree, major, minor, advisor, local address and other demographic information current by providing changes during the registration process.

To complete the enrollment process, ALL students must turn in signed advisement forms to the Registrar's Office to obtain a printed Class Schedule. Graduate students must have their advisement form signed by both the advisor and the Graduate Office. Fees should be paid at the Office of Student Account Services located on the first floor.

A printed Class Schedule must be presented to obtain textbooks. Undergraduate textbooks will be available at Textbook Services located in The Station after registration. Textbook Services is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Summer 2022 Registration and Verification

Self-Enrollment System for Preregistration

Northwest offers a self enrollment system for preregistration through CatPAWS. Midterm grades, final grades and academic history records (transcripts) are also available on CatPAWS.

If for any reason students cannot use the web-based system, they can enroll or adjust schedules in the Registrar's office with signed pre-enrollment forms or drop/add forms.

Enrollment begins with the initial time and continues through the first day of the appropriate summer block.

Dates

  • Enrollment information will be available to advisors by February 28.
  • Self-enrollment times begin March 21
  • Initial Enrollment Dates (see chart below):

Find your classification and total earned credit hours, to determine the first date you may preregister for Summer and Fall 2022 classes.

Grad, Spec, Postbac and Honors Program

Earned Hours Open Date
0 and above March 21

Senior

Earned Hours Open Date
130 and above March 21
120 and above March 22
110 and above March 23
100 and above March 24
90 and above March 25

Junior

Earned Hours Open Date
80 and above March 28
75 and above March 29
70 and above March 30
65 and above March 31
60 and above April 1

Sophomore

Earned Hours Open Date
50 and above April 4
45 and above April 5
40 and above April 6
35 and above April 7
30 and above April 8

Freshman

Earned Hours Open Date
20 and above April 11
15 and above April 12
10 and above April 13
5 and above April 14
0 and above April 15

Enrollment Ends

  • 1ST Block -- May 10
  • 2ND Block -- June 6
  • 3RD Block -- July 5
  • 1&2 Block -- May 11
  • 2&3 Block -- June 7
  • 7W1 Block -- May 11
  • 7W2 Block -- June 28
  • Full Semester (12-Weeks) -- May 13

Eligibility for Self-Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled in Spring 2022.
  • Have your Northwest Network Account username and password.
  • Academic advisor accurately reported to Registrar’s Office.
  • Have clear record to enroll:
    • No transcripts or scores due to the Admissions Office or Graduate Office.
    • No past due balance with the Office of Student Account Services.
    • No incomplete assessment.
  • Must see advisor for advisement and to receive personal registration password.

Advisement/Enrollment

  • Make an appointment with your advisor.
  • Advisors will have enrollment information.
  • Obtain your Alternate PIN from your advisor.
  • Select classes, including alternate choices, by CRN (Course Reference Number)
  • Your academic record can be viewed by you and your advisor through CatPAWS and on your degree audit.
  • You can adjust your schedule an unlimited number of times during enrollment periods.

Limitations

  • Cannot enroll for more than one section of a particular course
  • Excess credit will be monitored.
  • Cannot enroll in a closed class. Must turn in properly signed Schedule Change Form to Registrar's Office.

Online Verification

Northwest Enrollment Verification
will be available May 2 through July 5

Use your CatPAWS account to verify your enrollment and personal information.

Please verify online at your convenience beginning May 2 and continuing July 5 for summer sessions.

  • Access CatPAWS located in the Bearcat Login Menu at www.covenhouse.com 
  • Click the Login/Secure Area and enter your Northwest Network username and password
  • Click the Student tab
  • Click on Verification in the submenu
  • Receive notification of any Holds which prevent verification
  • Confirm or Update Local Address and Review Permanent Address
  • Provide additional billing email addresses
  • Provide Emergency Contact Information
  • Bearcat Alert Enrollment
  • Select the Service Site you will use as your primary contact location

If you have preregistered and will not be attending the Summer 2022 semester, please send an email notification to registrar@covenhouse.com before the first day of classes to avoid financial obligation. If you do not cancel, you will be subject to partial payment of fees.

If you have questions concerning your enrollment, contact the Registrar's Office at 660.562.1151.

Textbook Pickup

Online Verification MUST be completed prior to picking up undergraduate textbooks and laptop computers. Textbook Pickup is located in The Station.

Students can pick-up textbooks for summer classes on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the summer semester.

Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City students will pick up textbooks and laptop computers on site. Online Verification should be completed prior to arriving.

 

General Registration Summer 2022

General registration for the 2022 Summer Semester will be held on the following dates to coincide with the beginning of each session:

Tuesday, May 10 First day of 1st Block
Tuesday, May 10 First day of 1&2 Block
Tuesday, May 10 First day 7-Wk Block 1
Tuesday, May 10 First day of Full Semester (12-weeks)
Monday, June 6 First day 2nd Block
Monday, June 6 First day of 2&3 Block
Monday, June 27 First day 7-Wk Block 2
Tuesday, July 5 First day 3rd Block

Students may register on any of the above dates for a class beginning that day. Registration begins in the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Administration Building. Students will obtain enrollment materials and proceed to the appropriate academic departmental office to see an advisor for enrollment approval signatures. Once the advisor's signature is obtained, students return to the Graduate Office (if graduate) and the Registrar's Office to register for classes. Undergraduate students will take their class schedule to Textbook Services to obtain books.

Other Resources

Supersede a Course

An undergraduate student who has received a grade of "C", “D” or “F” in a course may repeat a course in an effort to raise the grade.

Read the Supersede Policy »

Waitlist a Course

A waitlist is an electronic list of students who would like to enroll in a closed class. Waitlisting does not guarantee enrollment into any class and not all classes have waitlists. 

Learn more about the waitlist process »

Graduate Registration Options

  • Continuing students may contact their advisor for the Alternate PIN to enroll through CatPAWS. 
  • All students may request an electronic copy of the graduate registration form and return the completed form to the Graduate Office no later than two weeks before your class begins.  This method is not recommended without advisor consultation.
  • All students can complete registration on paper with their advisor and deliver this paperwork to the Graduate Office and then to the Registrar's Office.
  • General Registration for the Fall and Spring semesters will be offered on the Tuesday prior to the first day of the semester.  Location of General Registration is the Administration Building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.
  • Registration is also available through Northwest-Kansas City

Graduate Information

  • A full-time graduate student is one who takes six or more graduate hours in a semester.  A maximum of 16 hours is allowed in a semester, with no more than seven hours in a four-week summer session.  Workshop credits are counted in the academic load.  (For financial aid purposes, a student must take three hours during a semester to be considered a half-time student.)
  • Textbooks are available at the Bearcat Bookstore or online at nwmissouri.bncollege.com  Please contact Textbook Services at 660-562-1150 for 500-level or undergraduate courses to determine textbook availability.
  • The Graduate Office, located in the west wing on the second floor of the Administration Building, is open from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday and can be contacted at 660-562-1145 of gradsch@covenhouse.com

Northwest-Kansas City

Northwest-Kansas City is proud of its history of offering Northwest courses and programs at off-campus sites. Currently courses are offered at Northwest-Kansas City at 6889 North Oak Trafficway, Suite 400, Gladstone, MO  64118. To view program availability and directions to these locations, visit the Northwest-Kansas City website at www.covenhouse.com/kc/. For more information please contact one of the following:

Northwest-Kansas City
855.445.7461
nwkc@covenhouse.com