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Welcome to College of Western Idaho!

Admitted students must complete New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to being eligible to register for classes. If you have questions about your application or the admissions process, please contact One Stop Student Services at onestop@cwi.edu or 208.562.3000.

Orientation takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Be sure to complete the Orientation Review Quiz, located below the last slide in Module 5.

Complete NSO

If you are unable to access New Student Orientation or experience any technical difficulty while using the system, please contact the Help Desk.

Contact the Help Desk

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about CWI and complete their first semester advising and registration.  NSO is currently only available on-line via Blackboard, though in-person sessions may be scheduled, as circumstances allow. 

Students admitted are encouraged to complete New Student Orientation soon after they are admitted, as NSO has valuable information about your Financial Aid options, technology, resources available to new students, and information on how to register for classes.

New Student Orientation Session Overview 

If you are a new, degree-seeking student and fully admitted to CWI, you should complete or attend a New Student Orientation to register for classes. Please note that many of our Career and Technical Education programs have their own program orientations, and New Student Orientation will not waive that requirement.

  • Complete advising
  • Register for classes
  • Learn about CWI services and receive general college-preparation information

Set up your Student Account

Using the username provided upon admission, set up your student account prior to logging in to Blackboard or other CWI systems. For instructions watch the Tutorial with Audio or Tutorial with American Sign Language.