2023-2025 Catalog


Once admitted, every NWIC student must register each quarter. The registration process includes meeting with an advisor, enrolling in classes, paying financial obligations, and completing any other information forms as needed. Students may update their address and other contact information online through the student information system also known as JICS (Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution).

The registration calendar has three critical dates: Regular Registration, Late Registration, and Permission for Late Registration. Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to these dates, which are available online.

Regular Registration

Students must complete an enrollment form via paper or through the online JICS system with an advisor, to be officially registered for courses during any given quarter. The dates for early and regular registration are contained in the online quarterly schedule. Registrations are accepted through the last day of scheduled quarterly registration periods. An Account Receivable (AR) hold must be cleared before a student may register for a subsequent quarter. All students pursuing a Program of Study must consult with an advisor prior to registration. Your class schedule can be printed immediately if you’ve been registered through JICS. If you register using a paper form your official schedule may be delayed for several days pending entry into the system. Please contact your advisor for instructions on creating your JICS account.

Late Registration and Permission for Late Registration

Registrations are accepted during Late Registration for any regularly scheduled class, space permitting. Registrations received after the close of Late Registration date for regularly scheduled classes require permission from the instructor indicated on the add/drop form. The add/drop form must be signed and submitted to the Enrollment Services Office for processing. Please note: Late registrations incur a $35.00 late registration fee.

Adding and Dropping Courses

Once registration for courses is complete and a class schedule is produced, the only way to adjust the schedule is by adding or dropping a course or courses in accordance with the deadlines published in the online Quarterly Schedule. This process impacts financial aid eligibility as well as financial obligations and should be done in consultation with an advisor. An Add/Drop form signed by the student must be completed and turned into the Enrollment Services Office in compliance with published deadlines. Failure to comply with this procedure results in a failing grade and continued financial liability. The add/drop process is the only way a student may change their schedule of classes.

Withdrawing from Courses

Students who wish to withdraw from college or from one or more classes must follow the add/drop procedure detailed under Adding and Dropping Courses.

Students may officially withdraw from any course through the first five weeks of fall, winter, and spring quarters and the published census date by using the procedure detailed above. Official withdrawals occurring after the third week of fall, winter, and spring quarters and the second week of summer quarter are posted on the student’s permanent record as a ‘W’ in the grade column on the transcript.

Class Attendance

Regular attendance at all classes is necessary in order for students to gain maximum benefit from the instruction offered. Students are responsible for their own attendance. Students who receive financial aid must adhere closely to attendance and credit load requirements in order to maintain their eligibility to receive aid. Attendance may be used to calculate return of financial aid funds for students who complete zero credits.

Attendance is an integral part of the college experience. Attendance is important to a student’s ability to participate and be successful. Poor attendance may result in inadequate progress or failing grades. It is the responsibility of the student to arrive on time and be considerate of your instructor and classmates. If late arrival or absence is unavoidable contact the instructor in advance. Be sensitive to the learning of others. All faculty members will define their own grading policies in the written course syllabi, which may include grade penalty or removal of the student from the course for excessive absences. Students involved in scheduled curricular and extracurricular activities must make arrangements with their instructors for completion of missed assignments prior to the scheduled event. Reasons for absence due to illness and other circumstances must be communicated by the student to the instructor of the course. Any decision to allow make-up work will be made by each instructor in accordance with attendance requirements stated within the course syllabus.

Faculty Discretionary Drop

If a student fails to attend all class meetings the first two weeks of the quarter and makes no contact with the instructor(s), then the instructor(s) have the option of exercising a Faculty Discretionary Drop (FDD) for that student. That means the instructor(s) can drop the student from class without using an Add/Drop form and without obtaining the student’s signature.

Audit Registration

Students who wish to audit a course should contact the Enrollment Services Office for details. Regular tuition costs and fees apply. Audit courses do not carry credit and are not computed in GPA calculations.