Spring Senior Day

Seniors, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, and find out what Northwestern State has to offer you! Online Registration is now closed, but walk-up registration is available for March 7th.  A printable brochure and schedule of activities are available HERE.

Credit Connection

Credit Connection offers an excellent opportunity to challenge select college level courses. Passing the advanced standing examination(s) will result in college course credit at Northwestern State. During Credit Connection, students may take up to two tests free of charge.
A reservation and valid, current photo ID are required to test. To reserve, contact the Testing Center at (318) 357-5246.


COMPASS® (Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) is a college placement test that assists NSU in evaluating incoming students in writing (English) and math skills for placement decisions. Students with an ACT/SAT Math sub-score below 19/460 or an ACT/SAT English sub-score below 18/450 may take placement exams. Passing the exams allows registration in NSU's college-level English and/or Math course(s) instead of developmental course(s).
A $25* fee and a valid, current photo ID are required for COMPASS testing. Contact the Testing Center at (318) 357-5246 to register.
* Acceptable forms of payment include: exact cash, check, money order, or debit/credit card.

The President's Leadership Program Emerging Leaders Day

Northwestern State University offers a unique scholarship opportunity for students with strong leadership potential and provides them with a year-long leadership development program. The President's Leadership Program is designed to promote active involvement in the campus community and to provide opportunities for students to build leadership skills together. Students selected for the program will take a leadership course together and engage in a series of developmental leadership activities. Want to learn more about the President's Leadership Program and accelerate your connection
with the campus community? 
Activities will include an experiential activities session, group interview, and the opportunity to meet current student leaders. There's no better way to build relationships with other new students and to enhance your potential for success at Northwestern State and beyond. Participants must have completed a Leadership Application, which can be found HERE. A seperate invitation from Senior Day will be sent to students upon completition of the Leadership Application.