Northwest College

First-time College Student

Applying to Northwest College is free and nonbinding, so it can be your first step in connecting with NWC.

Step 1: Apply to NWC

It's quick and easy to do online. Complete your application and send in your transcripts (Step 2) as soon as possible to get things started.

Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts

Send us your high school transcript, GED scores, or homeschool transcript. You’ll also need to submit your final high school transcripts after you graduate.

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Step 3: Activate Your College Account

Activating your college account allows you to access the Northwest College scholarship application and check your admission status.  Your college account will become extremely valuable once you enroll in classes and begin your semester.  Here are just a few resources your college account can offer:

  • Check grades
  • Plan your coursework
  • Take an online course
  • Check your balance and financial aid
  • NWC email account
  • and much more!

Once you have applied to NWC we will email and send you a letter with directions on how to activate.  If you have your NWC I.D. number are ready to activate, please click the link on the right.

Step 4: Submit Your Test Scores

If you haven't tested yet, enter the appropriate code below when you take the test to have your scores automatically sent to NWC:

  • SAT code: 4542
  • ACT code: 5004

These scores are used to make sure you get in the right classes. If you've already taken your ACT or SAT and didn't use the NWC code, send your scores to us at:

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Powell, WY 82435

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Step 5: Submit these 3 documents

  1. Student Health Form
  2. MMR Vaccination Record —This may already be on your high school transcript (ask your guidance counselor) or get it from your doctor.

The Student Health Form and Student Advisement forms will be mailed to you in your application packet. Be sure to fill them out and return them. They are used to help your academic advisor understand your individual needs and to make sure you get the best-informed medical treatment, if needed, as a student.

Step 6: Get Help Paying for College

There are lots of ways to pay for college — student jobs, loans, grants, scholarships, and military benefits. Learn about them early and pay attention to deadlines.

Step 7: Apply for Campus Housing

With few exceptions, first-year students must live on campus. You're more likely to get your first hall choice by applying early.

Step 8: Sign up for Classes

Two ways to get enrolled:

  • New Student Orientation events—see link at right
  • By appointment in person or via telephone—see link at right or call 307-754-6101


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Applying to Northwest College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing program, the Equine programs or our Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) programs. These programs have limited enrollment and a separate application process.

Those separate applications can be found here:

  1. Nursing & Allied Health
  2. Equine Studies
  3. Bachelors of Applied Science