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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: "Which is better Dordt or Northwestern?"


Answer: You can't beat Northwestern because we have stand out faith development, academics, and athletics. Check out our accolades at the site below, such as "best college for the money" and second best Christian college. Our students in nursing, actuarial science, psychology, biology, and more have the top scores of students across on the nation on industry-related exams.


"Where's the nearest good barbershop? "


Check out Rafa's Famous Fades

Students say it can be a bit expensive but that the cuts are good quality.



Christmas Break 2021

When does Christmas break start and end?

You can find our academic calendars at the site below. For 2021, break starts Dec. 17 for traditional, undergraduate students. School resumes January 10, with dorms re-opening on the 9th.

New Idea

"How would one propose the idea of having an outdoor basketball court."


We sent your idea on to Lucas Heiberger for the student government to consider.


"What i need to do in order to register for classes for medical interpreter?"

We're sorry we missed your question while we were out for Christmas break. You'd get in touch with an enrollment counselor for our online division. 

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For registration questions for any program, you may contact the registrar's office.

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"How do I find my school email? "

Your email address will be in this format:

You can access your email from within MyNWC.

Contact the IT Helpdesk for help or any other questions at 712-707-7333

Local churches

"Do you have your church service on Sundays or do you advise kids to try out churches in the surrounding area? If so what are good nearby churches to visit?"


NWC's chapel is on Tuesdays and Fridays. We definitely encourage our students to visit local churches and find one that best suits their needs. 

Below are local options:


Church Name Address Regular Service Times on Sunday 
American Reformed 407 Albany Avenue SE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
Dover Avenue Alliance 417 3rd Street NE, Orange City, IA 51041 10:30 AM
First Reformed 420 Central Avenue NW, Orange City, IA 51041 8:30/10:30 AM
Living Water Community 1005 8th Street SE, Orange City, IA 51041 10:00 AM
Calvary Christian Reformed 709 5th Street SE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
Redeemer United  302 St Paul Avenue SE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
Faith Lutheran 710 8th Street SE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
Church of the Savior  530 Arizona Avenue SW, Orange City, IA 51041 10:30 AM
Immanuel Christian 1405 Albany Avenue NE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
Trinity 310 Albany Avenue NE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:00/10:30 AM
Cornerstone Baptist 221 3rd Street SW, Orange City, IA 51041 10:30 AM
First Christian Reformed 408 Arizona Avenue SW, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30 AM
New Hope Evangelical Free 718 Florida Avenue SW, Orange City, IA 51041 8:30/10:00 AM/11AM Spanish
Grace Reformed Presbyterian  209 1st St NE, Orange City, IA 51041 9:30AM/6:00PM
St. Mary's Catholic 609 10th Street, Alton, IA 51003 Saturday 5:00 pm May – Aug Sunday 10AM Sept.-Dec
Alton Reformed  305 8th Street, Alton, IA 51003 9:30 AM
Iglesia Pentecostal Unida Hispana- 282 1st Ave NE Sioux Center IA 51250 (American Legion) 11:00 AM/2:00 PM
Misión La Nueva Jerusalén- 7 16th St. SE Sioux Center, IA 51250 (Hope Lutheran Church) 2:00 PM
Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostés Jesucristo el buen pastor 168 3rd St. SW Sioux Center, IA 51250 Unknown
Iglesia Comunidad de Cristo 945 7th Ave SE Sioux Center, IA 51250 (Christ Community Church) 3:00pm
Maria Magdalena Reformed Church - Spanish bilingual 303 N Main Ave. Sioux Center (Historic Sioux Center Bank Building) 1PM