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Congratulations on your acceptance! At Northwestern, you will be surrounded by energetic and supportive peers, receive personal and professional guidance and have outstanding clinical experiences.
Checklist for newly admitted students
Prior to the start of the term, complete the steps below:
1. Pay your tuition deposit
A tuition deposit is required as soon as possible to secure your enrollment and to register for classes.
2. Apply for financial aid
Apply for financial aid early to be considered for federal grants, loans and work study programs. You'll begin by submitting the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Canadian students may refer to the Canadian Financial Resource Guide.
3. Submit your Minnesota Immunization Form
Minnesota law requires that all students born after 1956 and enrolled in a public or private post-secondary school in Minnesota be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles. mumps and rubella. You will not be able to register for classes until your immunization information is received.
To obtain the form, visit Minnesota Immunization Requirement.
4. Read required policies
At New Student Orientation, you will be required to sign a document that you have read and understood the following information and policies:
A. Program Technical Standards (Qualifications):
5. Register to attend Orientation
All new students participate in New Student Orientation. You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of what you'll need to know to transition into being a successful student at Northwestern.
To view dates and register, visit New Student Orientation.
Register for classes
Registration for the winter trimester begins in October 2017
Registration process - For students beginning classes in the winter 2018 trimester who have paid their tuition deposit, registration information will be emailed to you. The email will contain a link to class offerings for your review. Online registration for classes begins in October 2017.
Class schedules will be posted online approximately one month prior to the start of classes.
Books and supplies
A complete book list by class will be available at orientation. There will be time your first week of class to purchase books.
Available book lists for the programs are below:
Lists of required notes, books and supplies are updated as they become available for the upcoming term. Click below to visit the Northwestern bookstore's website:
- Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
- Massage Therapy
- Undergraduate Health Sciences/Post-Bac Pre-Health
College of Chiropractic students are required to purchase a tablet computer. Students in the College of Health and Wellness are required to purchase a laptop or tablet computer. All student computers must meet minimum listed requirements and support ExamSoft software. Student computers will be used throughout the curriculum to support instruction and examinations.
For information on purchasing a tablet computer or laptop and financial aid please visit:
Study skills and writing assistance
We'll help you create an individualized study plan or provide help with a writing project through our study skills and writing assistance services.
A parking sticker will be issued and must be displayed at all times when using the university parking facilities. Register your vehicle here.
- Off-campus housing
- Student life
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Canadian Financial Resource Guide
For questions, contact:
Office of Admissions