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Student-Centered Support

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

Looking for a transformative college experience where you get the personal attention and support you need? At Northwest Nazarene University, we pride ourselves on the tailored assistance we offer our students—from strong advising and academic success services to state-of-the-art, on-campus facilities and resources for mental health and well-being. You can count on us to provide what you need, so that you can focus on discovering your gifts and preparing to share them with the world.

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Academic Success & Advising

The Center for Academic Success & Advising (CASA) is the epicenter for supporting students in pursuit of your academic goals.

CASA support begins when you’re a prospective undergraduate student considering your first semester schedule at NNU and continues until you’ve completed your last.

Prior Learning Assessment

At NNU, we know the time spent learning outside a college setting is valuable, and we want to acknowledge you for it. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program offers college-level undergraduate degree credit for knowledge gained outside the classroom.


Library & Learning Commons

The multifunctional Learning Commons houses the John E. Riley Library’s traditional print collections and has a variety of study spaces designed to address different learning needs—group study rooms, cozy window-seat niches, a quiet reading room and more.

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Wellness Center

When you’re facing the unique challenges of college life, you don’t need to feel alone. The Wellness Center provides both counseling and medical services to assist you with overall health and well-being.

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