An Academic Advisor is assigned to each student upon acceptance into the Adult & Graduate program. Your advisor is available to provide individual support throughout your time at UNW. Advisors work with students to create personalized academic plans, answer registration questions, and recommend campus services beneficial to your success.
Student Academic Responsibility
Students are expected to know and follow all policies, procedures, and content listed in the CGOAL Catalog. While Academic Advisors are available to assist with program planning, it is the responsibility of each student to register for required courses and meet all degree requirements. Regular communication with your Academic Advisor throughout your degree program is encouraged.
Degree Audit & Academic Plans
Academic Advisors will provide students with an introduction to the Degree Audit tool. Ongoing access to the Degree Audit tool, including tutorials, are available via myUNW.
Students can use the Degree Audit tool to see:
- courses in progress
- progress with credits earned toward degree completion
- remaining degree requirements
In addition, the Degree Audit tool includes an Academic Plan constructed by an Academic Advisor to preview registration selections for future semesters.
Contact the Office of Adult & Graduate Studies with general registration and advising questions at 651-628-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Achievement serves all Northwestern students by equipping them for academic success and lifelong learning through quality resources, services, and training, including:
- academic skills coaching
- culture and language transitioning
- reasonable academic accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Writing Center supports the UNW community through a variety of student services including:
- writing and subject tutoring
- test facilitation for make-up examinations
- academic accommodations referred by Disability Services.
Disability Services supports students with unique challenges to enable them to experience full access to Northwestern's community.
Contact Academic Achievement at 651-628-3241 or email@example.com for more information.
Career Development helps students and alumni explore their interests, prepare for the workplace, and pursue their careers for the glory of God. Career coaching and professional development opportunities are provided in person or virtually to all students and alumni, including:
- career transition
- employer networking opportunities
- job/internship search strategies
- personality assessments
- resume reviews
- professional development workshops
- instructional videos
Contact Career Development at 651-631-5265 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As a center of intellectual inquiry, the Berntsen Library provides growing book, reference, periodical, and audiovisual collections in a variety of formats to assist with learning, including:
- online library with access to over 100 book or article databases. Services of the library include:
- interlibrary loan service regionally through MINITEX and nationally through the Christian Library Consortium
- research librarian assistance (available in person, by phone, by email, and via online chat during hours of operation)
- university archives (including scrapbooks, sermons, and writings of William B. Riley, the first president of Northwestern)
- public workstations
- print/scan/copy equipment
- study spaces, classrooms, group study rooms, and silent study floor
The Campus Store, located in the Billy Graham Community Life Commons offers a variety of items for purchase, including:
- Northwestern branded apparel
In addition to new and used textbooks, rental and eBook options may be available.
Financial Aid works with students to answer any questions regarding:
Contact the Financial Aid office to learn about applying for financial aid, forms for verification worksheets, student appeals, and financial aid assistance.
Northwestern's Campus Public Safety personnel are available 24 hours a day to patrol the campus, control access to it, and respond to student and staff requests. Additional services provided by Public Safety include:
- student ID Cards
- parking Permis
- escort and shuttle services
All blended/onsite students are issued an identification (ID) card when they enroll at Northwestern. (Online students can request an ID card.) This ID card provides access to buildings during hours of operation. Student ID cards are the property of Northwestern and must be returned to Public Safety upon termination or graduation, at which time an alumni card will be issued. If an ID card is lost, damaged, or stolen, a replacement can be obtained (for a fee) by contacting Public Safety.
Vehicles are required to display a parking permit while on campus. Permits for A&GS students are free of charge and can be obtained on myUNW by visiting the Public Safety page and finding the Parking Permit for Students subpage.
Contact the Public Safety Office at 651-631-5310 for more information.
Student Accounts assists Northwestern students by servicing:
- account balances
- outstanding bills
- student account information
Students are expected to check their student account activity and view online billing statements on a monthly basis. Billing notifications are sent to each student’s university email by the second day of each month if a balance is due at the end of the month (no paper statements are mailed to permanent addresses). Students should not receive a bill with any late fees or accrued interest until after the start date of their first course.
Contact CGOAL Student Accounts at 651-631-5177 or email@example.com for more information.
Northwestern offers a wide variety of activities on campus throughout the year, including numerous music and live theatre events for students and their family and guests to enjoy, including:
The Ericksen Center houses a gymnasium with a regulation basketball court and bleacher seating for more than 1,200 surrounded by an elevated jogging surface. Northwestern students are provided free access to many Ericksen Center features, including:
- fitness center
- weight room
- racquetball courts
- walking/jogging track
Students may bring one guest per visit!
Located on the first floor of the Graham Commons, the Heritage Café serves a variety of beverages and food items, including:
- specialty drinks
- ice cream
- snack items
- grab 'n go lunch items
Main Dining Center
Located on the second floor of the Billy Graham Community Life Commons, our main dining center offers a number of different stations, including:
- wood-fired pizza
- grill selection
- vegetarian dishes
- gluten-free options
- salad bar
- ice cream