NATCHITOCHES – Classes are set to begin Monday, Aug. 20 at Northwestern State University and there is still time to register for the Fall 2018 semester, administrators say.
Registration for fall classes will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19 through NSUConnect and advising is available at the main campuses in Natchitoches and at NSU’s campuses in Alexandria, Leesville and Shreveport.
Frances Conine, interim Vice President for the Student Experience, said that NSU has support staff to assist with the registration process, particularly for new non-traditional students, veterans and first-generation students.
“Someone who has never been to college or who dropped out when they were younger may feel intimidated or unprepared to reenroll, but they should know that we are here to help with admission, registration, advising on what classes to take and financial aid,” Conine said. “It’s never too late to earn a degree at Northwestern State.”
NSU offers many degree programs online to accommodate students unable to attend traditional face-to-face classes, Conine said, adding that people over age 55 are eligible to take one class per semester at no charge.
“I encourage anyone who is thinking about enrolling to contact us and let us help guide them through the process,” Conine said.
Move-In Day for new students is Saturday, Aug. 18 and Freshman Convocation, a ceremony to mark the beginning of a first-time student’s academic journey, will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, followed by the President’s Picnic. Late registration will be Aug. 20-28 when additional fees will be applied. Registration for B-Term classes will begin Monday, Oct. 8-Tuesday, Oct. 16.
“Even though classes start next week, it’s not too late to get enrolled,” Conine said. “We have great advisors and student services staff that can help. There is great excitement on campus about the semester starting, our renovated bookstore, campus improvements and an active student body.”
Information on registration is available at www.nsula.edu.