Office of the Registrar

By providing accurate and timely data and having a thorough understanding of academic policy, the Office of the Registrar exists to serve and to educate faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining, storing, and distributing all academic records and petitions. Accurate and timely statistical data for institutional, regional, and national reports and surveys are generated by the Office of the Registrar. In addition, the Office of the Registrar verifies and organizes the data in the University catalog and the course schedule bulletin. At the end of each year commencement participation and oversight of the ceremony are managed through this office. 

Degree Postings

Northwest Nazarene University posts the earned degree to the transcript at the end of each month and at the end of each semester. 

Participation in Commencement

When all other requirements have been met, a student may participate in commencement if no more than six credits will remain uncompleted at the end of the current semester.

Ph.D., Ed.D. and Psy.D. students may participate in commencement if only the following remain uncompleted beyond the current semester:

  • Submission of the final, approved written dissertation to the NNU Library's UMI dissertation database.