How to Access NWU Academic Records and Exam Results

Accessing your North-Western University (NWU) exams results and academic records is possible, even though this is a highly confidential university record. This record would contain a student’s academic detail from what course you studied, grade points, result, Grade Point Average (GPA for each semester, and the total earned during your course of study).

This record would also include the date your study award – either Bachelor, Masters, or Ph.D. – was conferred on you. This piece will not only tell you how easy it is to access your results and academic record but will also show you every other thing you should know.

How To Access Your NWU Academic Records

North-Western University is one of the globally accepted citadels of higher education with a generally recognized curriculum. Popularly referred to by its acronym NWU, it is a South African higher school of learning with campuses in about 3 locations in South Africa – Potchefstroom, Mahikeng (formerly Mafikeng), and Vanderbijlpark.

To access your NWU academic records, you will need to have a smartphone or a personal computer (PC) and access to the internet. With all of these available, you can now access your academic records. Here is how to go about it:

  • Visit the open distance learning section on the NWU official website.
  • Scroll to the ‘Assessment Information’ table (second from the left).
  • Under ‘Assessment Information,’ click on ‘Academic Record.’
  • Enter your username (Student Number) and password.
  • Navigate through the page to find ‘Academic Records’ and click on it.
  • Your details will be displayed on your screen.
  • Almost immediately, a notification will be displayed on your screen for you to enter a password that allows you to access your academic records.

It is important to note that the password for opening the document is your 13-digit South African ID number on your passport number.

How to Get NWU Academic Records Password

To access your academic records on NWU’s website, you will require your 8-digit student number and the PIN you created. If you wish to change your password, you can follow the procedure below:

  • Click on ‘Update Here.’
  • Enter your university number.
  • Enter the current password.
  • Enter the new password.
  • Confirm the password and submit.

It is noteworthy that your password is valid for only 90 days.

What Are The Other Things You Can Check On the North-Western University (NWU) Portal

Aside from checking your academic records or accessing your exam results, there are a host of other things you can do on the NWU portal, and some of these things include:

  • Proof of Registration
  • Application Status
  • Registration Information
  • Update Your Personal Information

Proof Of Registration

After registering at NWU, you can visit their website to check the validity of your registration. This process is very easy and straight to the point, and if in doubt, here is how to go about it:

  • Visit
  • Scroll to ‘Administration’ (the first table to the left).
  • Under ‘Administration,’ click on ‘Proof of Registration.’
  • Enter your university number and PIN.
  • Follow any other prompt to access your proof of registration.

Update Personal Information

To update your personal information, follow the procedures below:

  • Visit
  • Scroll to ‘Student Access.’
  • Click on ‘Update Personal Information.’
  • Follow the prompts and provide relevant information.

NWU Application Status

You can also check your application status on the NWU portal. Like every other procedure, you do not require any special technical skill to be able to do this. Here is how to go about it:

  • Visit
  • Under ‘Administration’, click on ‘Application Status.’
  • Tap on ‘Click Here.’
  • To log in, enter your university number and PIN to check your application status.

Registration Information

Prospective students in South Africa and international students can access all the information they require regarding registration from the NWU website. Here is how it works:

  • Visit
  • Under ‘Administration,’ you will find ‘UODL Registration Process & Module Guide for BEd Qualification,’ and just below, you will see ‘International Students: Registration Guide.’
  • Depending on your need, click on either of them to download a PDF that contains the information you need.

Other things you can do on the NWU portal include:

  • APS Calculator
  • Banking Details
  • Bursary Office
  • Exam Centers
  • Examination
  • Plagiarism
  • Forgot Student Number
  • IT Support
  • NWU student PIN
  • Password Management
  • Student 360 (Guide)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Termination of Studies
  • Exam Notes
  • Participation Marks
  • Past Papers
  • Personal Exam Timetable
  • 2021 Assessment Submission Guidelines
  • 2021 UODL Assignment Cover Page
  • Financial Support Services
  • Financial Statement
  • HESA
  • Online Applications
  • Quotations
  • UODL Study Fees

The website is built to allow students to navigate through it with ease.

How To Check Your NWU Exam Results

After taking any of the North-Western University (NWU) exams, such as The NWU Vaal examination, you can use any of the following methods to check your results.

The NWU Website

Using the NWU website, you can check your result anytime and from anywhere. All you need to do is:

  • Visit the website.
  • Click or tap on the navigation bar.
  • Click on ‘Current Students.’
  • Tap on ‘Exam Result.’
  • Enter your student ID number and password.
  • Follow any other prompt to successfully check your result.

Text Message

You can simply ask to get your result by texting THE NWU EXAM RESULTS plus (students number) TO 35606. When you do this, you will get a response to that effect.


You can have your results posted to your email address through the official NWU email address, which is [email protected].

The NWU App

You can also check your result with the North-Western University (NWU) App. There (on the North-Western University app), you have access to many services, and one of them is checking your exam results.

Simply download the NWU App on the Google play store if you use an Android phone and the Apple store for iPhone users. After downloading and setting up the App with your details, you can navigate through it to check your exam results.

What Percentage is a Distinction at NWU?

As a student or intending student, it is important that you know that the North-Western University (NWU) recognizes 75% as a distinction, and this is collated from your core Modules as stated by your faculty.

Additional or borrowed modules are not usually considered to find this average of 75%. So, to be awarded a distinction in the North-Western University, you know you have to work hard to earn every bit of it.

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