HOWL Freshman Registration Days

You're invited to HOWL.
At NSU, freshmen don’t just register for classes – they HOWL! As a first-time freshman, you’re expected to take part in this important NSU program where you’ll meet with your academic advisor; learn academic expectations; and become familiar with campus.

There’s also a program for parents.  So contact NSU Admissions at 1-800-678-5330 or for assistance. And get ready to HOWL!


HOWL Registration


April 21 - afternoon

May 22 - morning

June 9 - afternoon

June 16 - afternoon


Afternoon programs are scheduled from approximately noon-5 p.m.; morning programs, about 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  You'll receive more information about specific times once you submit your registration form.


HOWL Registration Form


FASTtrack Early Registration

If you qualify for the WolfPACT Scholarship, you can get your class schedule prior to HOWL with FASTtrack Early Registration.  A $250 nonrefundable deposit is required, which will be applied to your tuition bill. Contact your admissions rep for details!


FASTtrack registration is closed for 2017-2018.


Placement Tests

Please schedule placement tests before your registration session.

Northern offers tests for:

  • Students who wish to challenge placement into remedial courses in math, English, and/or reading
  • High math ACT scorers (25 +) who wish to take trig or calculus
  • Students who plan a science major
  • Students who wish to take Spanish
  • To learn how to schedule and for details, see "Do I need to test?"