Home of the Rangers Mural

Paying For College


The Registry Office, located on the first floor of Herod Hall, provides a variety of services: enrollment of classes, degree audits, official transcripts, etc. This office is the custodian of all student academic records for all three campuses including all applications for admission to the university. Requests for official and unofficial academic transcripts also are processed through this office.

A student entering Northwestern for the first time is required to submit an Application for Admission, a $15 non-refundable application fee, an official high school transcript indicating graduation, class rank, GPA, and ACT or SAT scores.  High school transcripts may be mailed, submitted electronically to any Registry employee, delivered in person or faxed.

A transfer student applicant who has attended other colleges or universities also is required to submit an Application for Admission, a $15 non-refundable application fee, and a complete official transcript from EACH INSTITUTION previously attended.  Depending on the number of hours transferred to Northwestern, a complete high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores also may be required.  To be considered official, college transcripts may be submitted by the student in person or by mail. The Registry office also will accept transcripts sent electronically as official if they are sent via email to Sheri Lahr or Teri Warren directly from the issuing institution or the institution’s third party company (E-Script, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.).  These transcripts must be on file in the Northwestern Registry Office on the Alva campus.

Application fees will need to be paid in the Business Office, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717 or by calling them at (580) 327-8534 to pay with a credit card. (Application fees and dorm deposits are the only things you can pay for by phone or in person with a credit card in the Business Office.)  Applications will not be processed until the $15 application fee has been paid.

Check with the Office of Recruitment or visit Future Ranger for admission requirements and other information pertaining to how to become a member of the Ranger family.

Northwestern’s admission and retention policy information also is available in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are responsible for seeing that all admission requirements have been met.



Application for Bachelor's Degree

Transcript Request

Application for Certificate Program Completion

Request Replacment Diploma

Contact Info:

Alva: (580) 327-8554
 (580) 327-8699
MAIL: 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717

Enid: (580) 213-3102

Woodward: (580) 254-2502

Sheri Lahr
(580) 327-8550

Teri Warren
Registrar's Assistant/ Admissions Coordinator
(580) 327-8554

Karibeth Hofen
Administrative Assistant
Business Office - Enid Location
(580) 213-3101 

Diane Penner
UDS/Records Coordinator
(580) 327-8552

Brenda Hearn
Academic Records Coordinator 
(580) 327-8551

Wendy Aguilar
Admissions/ Records Assistant
(580) 327-8555               wmaguilar@nwosu.edu


Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

© 2008-2021 Northwestern Oklahoma State
University. All Rights Reserved.

Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

Proud Member of RUSO