Residents encouraged to enroll

Area residents are encouraged to consider taking a course at Northwestern College this fall. The semester begins Aug. 21.

Northwestern College alumni who are at least 25 can audit a maximum of four credits per semester tuition-free. In addition, any individual who is at least 25, has not earned a bachelor’s degree, has not been a Northwestern student within the past five years and hasn't been a full-time student at another college within the past five years can receive the Adult Education Grant, which provides free tuition for four semester credits.

A complete list of fall semester courses is available at Area residents may find special interest in Community Journalism, which is offered Monday evenings at 7; Foundational Issues in Youth Ministry, offered Tuesday and Thursday at 12:05 p.m.; Political Rhetoric, offered the first half of the semester at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Tribes, Trolleys and Tractors, an Iowa history course which will feature student work on a photographic history of Orange City. The history course will be offered the second half of the semester (beginning Oct. 17) at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Enrollment in specific classes will be on a space-available basis. Students who have never attended Northwestern will need to apply for admission. Non-degree seeking students should complete the guest application. Students who have previously completed courses at Northwestern need to complete a re-enrollment form. Application instructions and forms can be accessed at

The last day to register for classes is Monday, Aug. 27.