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NWACC Utilizes Workday to Streamline the Student Experience

To elevate student success, NWACC is moving most of the college's student-related systems to Workday - a simple, cloud-based mobile-friendly information system. This initiative is referred to as the Workday Student project  where many of the tasks that students, faculty and staff perform on a regular basis will be available at any time, from anywhere, and in one place – Workday.  

Students, faculty and staff can view the information below to understand what can be accomplished in Workday Student and how it’ll be different than NWACC’s previous systems.

Workday Student Logo and NWACC Logo

SNEAK PEEK: Take a sneak peek of the student experience in Workday by viewing our demonstration video.



Students will use Workday Student to:

  • Register for classes and add, drop or swap classes
  • View your schedule
  • View your financial aid
  • Pay your bill or request a refund
  • View your grades and academic progress

Say Hello to:

  • A new profile in Workday that serves as your one-stop for all things student
  • A simplified interface that is easy to search for course offerings
  • Easily view and track your academic plans and progress – in one system

Say Goodbye to:

  • Cryptic language and codes to search for courses and track your progress
  • PDF forms and processes that require help to complete
  • Extra steps for each task


Faculty will use Workday Student to:

  • Find your teaching schedule
  • Check enrollments for course sections
  • View class rosters
  • Review advisees
  • View course descriptions and details
  • Enter and change final grades
  • And more

Staff may use Workday Student to:

  • Find and/or update student information
  • Complete tasks necessary for enrollment, registration, advising, financials, records and others
  • Support students in self-service required tasks

Say Hello to:

  • A single student information system
  • A simplified interface that is easy to search
  • Plain language descriptions​
  • More automated processes
  • Easily view tasks and your progress
  • Easily update personal information

Say Goodbye to:

  • Cryptic language and Banner codes
  • Numerous PDF forms
  • Hidden records
  • Extra steps for each process
  • Tasks and records located in separate systems​


Workday Student capabilities will roll out in four milestones or phases beginning October of 2022 through July of 2023. Each milestone will expand student-centered modules within Workday.

Modules include: 

  • Curriculum   
  • Recruiting & Admissions 
  • Student Records 
  • Student Financials 
  • Academic Advising 
  • Financial Aid 


MILESTONE 1 - Prospective Students & Administrative Setup​ 

  • Prospective/New students can apply and be tracked in Workday for Summer 2023+ enrollment 
  • Current students continue the current process to complete enrollment, register for course sections, check academic progress, and make payments for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023​.  
  • All course definitions are loaded and maintained in Workday​ 
    • Students, faculty and staff continue to view the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 course schedules​ via the NWACC website and Banner. 
  • Programs of study (i.e., degree programs) are loaded and maintained in Workday ​ 

How to apply for Summer/Fall 2023 through Workday: 


MILESTONE 2 (March/April 2023): Student Data, Onboarding & Advising, Registration & Fees

Onboarding: NWACC students can now onboard in Workday. Students will need to onboard before they can register for summer/fall classes.

How to Onboard in Workday:

  • Login to Workday here: https://www.myworkday.com/nwacc/d/home.htmld
    • Use same username/password that is used to log into student email
  • View inbox to perform tasks such as:
    • Complete action items
    • Set up friends and family users for your student account
    • Review and update your personal and contact information
    • And others!
  • Now you’re all set! 

Onboarding Help:

Other Achievements Coming:

  • Course and course section information for Summer/Fall 2023 registration will be available in Workday
    • Current student records will be migrated to Workday, including program of study (degree program) information, personal information and contact information​
    • Current students must complete onboarding tasks prior to class registration in April for Summer 2023+
  • New and current students will be able to register for Summer 2023+(once registrations opens on April 3 and they’ve completed onboarding tasks)
  • Fees and charges will migrate to Workday starting in April
    • Outstanding fees and charges for Spring 2023 will be migrated
    • Registration fees and charges for Summer 2023+ will occur in Workday 
  • Academic advising will be live in Workday
    • Advisors can see list of advisees/cohorts and programs of study for each advisee
    • Students will meet with advisors to make program of study changes
    • From the student profile, students and advisors will review academic history, academic progress, and register from an academic plan.
    • Note: Advisor scheduling will continue in Qless 


To help you with the transition throughout the Workday Student phase, NWACC will be offering training sessions for faculty, staff and students, as well as step-by-step guides at times aligned with the student lifecycle. Training information and tools will be housed on the college’s internal Workday website on Microsoft SharePoint at www.nwacc.edu/WorkdayStudent.  

Be sure to stay informed on Workday progress by reading Workday emails in your NWACC inbox, visiting NWACC’s internal Workday site on Microsoft SharePoint at www.nwacc.edu/WorkdayStudent, and attending informational sessions.