Look here to find answers for your registration and class schedule questions including: requesting transcripts, name changes, checking your grades, DARS, and more.
To audit a course, submit the Audit Request Form (PDF, 58 KB) with your instructor's signature to the Records Office during the first five days of the semester.
NTC needs the following:
To change your major fill out the Change in Learner Status Form (PDF, 99 KB) and submit it to the Records Office.
To see term grades:
To calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA), take the total grade points achieved in a given time period and divide it by the total credits of courses for which grades of A, B, C, D and F were received (A,U, W and P grades do not affect GPA).
Note: Grade reports are not mailed. If you need an official print out of your grades, please request an official transcript using the Transcript Request From (PDF, 122 KB).
The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) delivers computerized information about course requirements needed to complete your degree or program of study at Northwest Technical College.
Your DARS report shows:
Access your DARS report
To access your DARS report, login to MyNTC and click "E-Services". Select Grades and Transcripts and Degree Audit Report. You may use NTC's computers to see and print your own DARS report at no cost.
Understanding Your DARS Audit
Watch "How to Read Your Interactive DARS Audit" (video tutorial). If the degree or program of study listed at the top of your DARS report is incorrect, you can update it by submitting the Change in Learner Status form (PDF, 99 KB)
Bring your DARS audit to all academic advising sessions and attach a copy of your DARS report to any academic appeal. For questions about your DARS results or fulfilling your degree requirements, contact your program advisor.
DARS was released at Northwest Technical College in Fall 2005. Some transfer credit and approved academic petitions received prior to Fall 2005 may not appear in DARS. However, this information is still part of a student's academic record at Northwest Technical College.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 gives you the right to review records, files, and other documents containing information about you as a student, which Northwest Technical College maintains.
According to regulations from the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, you can:
Northwest Technical College handles directory information in compliance with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations and has designated the following information as directory information:
This directory information is public data unless you request any of it to be treated as private. See "Non-Disclosure of Directory Information" (on this page) for more information.
As a student, you are frequently required to obtain enrollment certifications from the Records Office for government or private agencies. Many require verification of "full-time" or "half-time" status. This is in accordance with the provisions set forth in the FERPA Act of 1974.
Northwest Technical College uses the following definitions for full-time and half-time status:
Northwest Technical College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to be the agent for verification of student enrollment. There's a five day turn-around for processing.
You should not share your learner ID without proper security measures. Although NTC cannot share this information over the phone, you can:
Have your Social Security number and PIN ready and visit "E-Services" or go to the Records/Registration Office, show your picture ID, and we will provide your PIN number.
Directory information can be released without authorization, unless you restrict release of the information. You can restrict release of your directory information by contacting the Records Office in writing or completing the Do Not Release form (99 KB).
If you restrict directory information, the restriction remains in effect until you formally notify the Records Office in writing to remove it, even after you graduate or cease enrollment.
Some learners have experienced considerable inconvenience by restricting their directory information as Northwest Technical College is unable to verify degrees earned, dates of attendance, or enrollment status to any third parties (including future employers) while the restriction is in effect.
Contact the Records Office.
Get delivery of an official, sealed transcript to another college(s) or third party either online, by mail, fax or in person. All transcripts come in individually sealed envelopes, unless otherwise specified. Please note:
If you attended former NTC campuses, make your request to:
Detroit Lakes, Wadena, Fergus Falls, Perham or Moorhead, contact Minnesota State Community &Technical College (M-State).
East Grand Forks, contact Northland Community & Technical College.
Email transcript request forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Transcript Request Form" in the subject line. Transcripts are processed by Northwest Technical College within five business days.
To mail or fax your request, complete the Transcript Request Form (PDF - 122 KB).
Mail requests to:
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Fax requests to:
To request an official transcript in person, come to the Enrollment Services Office and complete a Transcript Request Form (PDF - 122 KB).
The transcript will be sent or be available for pick-up within five business days of receipt of request (except during peak periods at start and end of registration periods and semesters). To pick it up in person, you must show a picture ID. Northwest Technical College does not process rush requests.
Your PIN number is your personal signature and is very sensitive as it provides access to your private data. To reset your PIN number, you can:
See how your courses transfer in and transfer out of Northwest Technical College.
u.select is a free multi-state online tool for students and advisors, used in determining course equivalencies, program requirements, and applicability of coursework when transferring between schools. Information obtained through u.select should be considered unofficial and should be verified when you transfer in and transfer out of Northwest Technical College.
You may be blocked from registering for classes because:
There are three different ways you can withdraw from classes.
Reminder: There is no refund for partial withdrawal. You must withdraw from all classes to receive a pro-rated refund based on the withdraw schedule. You are required to pay tuition and fees unless you drop classes by the deadline. Northwest Technical College will not drop courses for non-attendance. See Handbook and Policies.
For additional assistance, please contact the Records Office.