Technology is probably just as important to your learning as your textbooks. As a Northwestern student, you’ll have free access to our wireless network.


We can support any recently purchased laptop or desktop computer you bring to campus, PC or Mac. If you bring your own computer, you must install Northwestern College's anti-virus protection software, which will be provided to you free. All campus computer users must also follow guidelines for network and Internet usage as published in the student handbook.

If you don’t bring your own computer, you can use one of ours. There are computer labs with desktop computers and printers in each residence hall and in other buildings across campus, including the main classroom building, library and student center.


A well-staffed computing services department provides technology assistance, answers and troubleshooting; log help requests by contacting the Computing Services Help Desk via MyNWC. Our HP and A+ certified technicians are also available to perform advanced hardware diagnostic evaluation and repairs on your personal computer at a discounted rate. Contact the help desk for details.

MyNWC online community

Accepted students are given a MyNWC account that enables them to track their progress toward enrollment via a RED 101 checklist.

Once enrolled, MyNWC will enable you to

  • Register for classes
  • Check your transcripts
  • Set up a personalized informational webpage with links to dorm and department announcements, calendar reminders, and online class discussions