There's still time to enroll for fall classes at Northwestern

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There's still time to enroll for fall classes at Northwestern

June 29, 2011

Current and prospective students are encouraged to enroll soon at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the fall semester beginning on Aug. 15, before classes fill up and close.

Enrollment for the semester ends Aug. 23.

Printed copies of the course schedule are available at all of Northwestern’s locations, and a PDF version of the booklet is located on Northwestern’s web site at

At the top of that web page is the link “Updated Course Schedule” that will allow the user to find courses in all programs. This location will keep everyone aware of what courses have been closed or canceled or if any changes have been made to course times, locations or instructors.

The site also provides color-coded lines to indicate closed or canceled classes, graduate courses, or if permission of an instructor is required before enrollment in the class can be processed.

All students must obtain a class schedule and enrollment form, have the form signed by an adviser and process the form at the registrar’s office. Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students, pre-approved by their academic advisers, may enroll online or at the registrar’s office.

New students—both transfers and first-time students—and those returning after being out at least one semester, must enroll in the registrar’s office. Current office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until July 28. Northwestern is closed on Friday in the summer.

Beginning Aug. 1, regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but hours for the business, financial aid and registrar’s offices will be extended to 6 p.m., Aug. 15-18. The Alva Bookstore will be open the same extended hours on those dates.

Enrollment at Northwestern-Enid, 2929 E. Randolph, will be processed at the registration office during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday. The bookstore will be open the same hours.

Northwestern-Woodward will process enrollment during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its campus office located at 2007 34th St. Office hours will be extended to 6 p.m.,
Aug. 15-18.

Books for fall classes may be ordered online at beginning Aug. 1. Students may have the books sent from Alva to the Woodward campus at no additional charge, or shipped to a specified address for an additional shipping charge.

In addition, Northwestern continues to offer a service provided by Rent-a-Text. This option will allow students to rent their textbooks and save up to 50 percent on the cost of textbooks. Students must first register and open a Rent-a-Text account. To save time and money, students can sign up for a free account at Books for fall classes also may be ordered online at Financial aid will not go through the Follett system until Aug. 1, but students may pre-order now and once financial aid comes in, Follet can process the order.

Book purchases also are available in both Northwestern-Alva and Northwestern-Enid bookstores.
Freshman Orientation activities will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, on the Alva campus. The session is required for all freshmen.

All first-time freshmen also must enroll in a Ranger Connection class. Ranger Connection classes are listed under University Studies in the fall schedule and serve as an orientation to the university and college life.

Payment for fall tuition and fees is due Aug 15. Students expecting financial aid funds to cover fall costs must have an award letter on file in the financial aid office by that date.

Students with enrollment questions may call the Alva registrar’s office at (580) 327-8554, the Enid registration office at (580) 237-0334 or the main office in Woodward at (580) 256-0047.

People who want to know more about becoming a student at Northwestern are encouraged to contact Matt Adair, director of the Office of Recruitment, at (580) 327-8546 or