HOWL Freshman Registration Days

You're invited to HOWL.
At NSU, freshmen don’t just register for classes – they HOWL! All first-time freshmen 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

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 register.


2018-19 HOWL registration is closed. Please contact NSU Admissions at 1-800-678-5330 or to schedule an individual registration appointment.


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?"