Graduation Information – Updated

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to limit the spread of disease and ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and all of our families and loved ones, officials at Northwest made the reluctant decision to postpone commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 7 and 8. Pinning ceremonies for individual allied health and nursing programs were also postponed.  Many, if not all schools, colleges and universities in our area also had to make this difficult decision.

Northwest is looking forward to celebrating our 2020 graduates and their accomplishments.  We are planning to do this as soon as it is possible for us all to be safely together for this joyous occasion.  Graduates who were unable to participate in spring ceremonies will always be welcome to participate in one of our future graduation ceremonies.  Ceremonies are already scheduled for the end of the summer and fall semesters.   However, those ceremonies are tentative based on public health conditions as we get closer to the date.   The College’s decision will be guided by direction from the Mississippi Department of Health and the National Centers for Disease Control regarding gatherings.

The Office of Admissions and Records will notify students who applied for spring 2020 graduation of the new commencement dates and times once confirmed, as well as the process in which to confirm the student’s participation in the ceremony.

The Office of Admissions and Records is conducting final degree audits.  If a student was unable to complete the required course work, the Office will inform the student via email that he/she has not met degree requirements.  If all required course work is complete for the student’s credential, he/she will receive the following:

  1. Confirmation of the awarded credential via the student’s myNWCC account (view unofficial transcript) within two weeks after final grades have posted for the semester.
  2. Delivery of all requested transcripts (confirming the degree/credential) to be sent to other colleges/universities and employers within three weeks after final grades have posted.
  3. Receipt of link to the student’s digital degree/credential via an email and/or text message.
  4. Receipt of paper degree/credential within 14 business days of receiving digital degree/credential.

Click here if you would like to apply for graduation for Summer 2020.

For questions or additional assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records at

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