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Welcome to Northwestern State University! You are about to begin an exciting academic journey that brings many new experiences and challenges. You will want to meet those challenges with success. Becoming a student here will mean many changes in your life, so the Office of Student Life & First Year Experience offers programs to help you make the most of your university experience. Freshman Connection is designed to assist you with the transition to university life.
During the two day program, you will have a chance to meet with university administrators, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about campus life! You will be introduced to the academic programs and services provided by the University, such as academic advising, and support services. Upon completing the registration process at Freshman Connection, you will be prepared for your first semester in college!
Freshman Connection is one of the most important times of your college career. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions about college life...from financial aid to residential life. Experience for yourself how much easier college can be after making the initial transition...Freshman Connection!
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During Freshman Connection, you will be placed in a small group with a Connector, who will guide you throughout your orientation program. Your Connector will be a current Northwestern State student who will share valuable information about what you can expect at NSU and will offer support and guidance about the high school to college transition. Here's what you can expect at Freshman Connection:
Since most costs are incurred prior to the beginning of Freshman Connection, all requests for refunds must be in writing and postmarked on or before FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014. A $30.00 processing fee will be retained for all cancellations.
All new students are responsible for knowing the admissions criteria for Northwestern State University effective for the fall 2014 semester. Students not granted full admission status are not entitled to a refund following participation in Freshman Connection or past the established refund deadline of FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 (No exceptions).
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Directions to NSU
Northwestern State University is located in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana , in the northwestern part of the state. It is approximately 55 miles northwest of Alexandria and 75 miles southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana , Louisiana 's third largest city.
Take I-49 to the Natchitoches Exit (138)
Follow Highway 6 into Natchitoches to College Avenue
Enter campus through the Main Gate on Central Avenue
The A.A. Fredericks Creative and Performing Arts Center is on the right
What to Bring
Casual clothes and comfortable shoes are appropriate for all activities, although you should plan to bring something suitable for outdoor fun and evening activities. Other necessary items include:
• Immunization form (if not already sent)
• Selective Service registration (if not already sent)
• Official copy of ACT or SAT scores
• Official copy of college transcript
• Bed linens, a pillow, towels, toiletry items, alarm clock
• Other items necessary for an overnight stay in a campus residence hall
• Casual Clothing (shorts/t-shirts for outdoor fun)
• casual clothing for evening social activities
Are Your Records Up to Date?
Please make sure that you have submitted all of the following documents:
• Application for Admission ($20 fee to be sent with application). Apply on-line here.
• Selective Service Registration and/or sworn statement (males 18 and older) (www.sss.gov)
• ACT/SAT Scores
• Official High School Transcript