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Become an NCC Student

The Northampton Community College application process is easy, free, and 100% online! Complete the items below to enroll and begin your journey with us. We’re home to diverse types of learners: high school students and veterans, dual-enrollment and international students, adult students, and previous NCC students returning for re-admission. Wherever you’re coming from—in life or in the world—we’re eager to welcome you into our community.

 Follow the steps below to get started!

The Northampton Community College application process is fast, easy, and free! Log onto our Admissions Portal to create an account and start your application. Make sure to fill out your application completely before submitting it. Check out this short video if you need help.


After you've completed your application, check the personal email account you entered in your application. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive an email with your username and temporary password for your Workday Student Portal (NCC's student information system) along with the next steps for our admitted students.


We also encourage all new applicants to sign up for one of our online Admitted Student Sessions which are designed to provide you with information about registering for classes and NCC's systems and processes. Sign up for a session here.


If you have any questions, contact our Admissions Team at adminfo@northampton.edu or 610.861.5500.


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All students should apply for financial aid whether they think they will qualify or not. Completing your FAFSA is the gateway to unlocking all of your potential financial aid options like grants, scholarships, work-study, and more. To complete the FAFSA, you’ll need to gather some important documents (like your federal tax information, other income information, and social security number). After you submit your FAFSA, please respond promptly to any requests for additional information from the NCC Financial Aid Office.


Here’s how to get started:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.
  • Complete the PA State Grant Form if you’re a resident of Pennsylvania at PHEAA.org.
  • Apply for NCC Scholarships. We have one of the largest scholarship programs in PA and award over 600 each year. Review our scholarships here and then apply here.

Once you have submitted your FAFSA and applied for any additional aid, you can move onto step 3 while our team is processing your information.


If you need help, contact our Financial Aid Team at financialaid@northampton.edu or 610-861-5510.


Financial Aid


In order to set you up for success, it’s important for us to review your educational history to determine your placement. Therefore, we require all students to submit official transcripts from any high school(s) or college(s) attended. If you took AP exams, you can request a score report through your College Board account. If you earned a GED or state high school equivalency diploma, you may send a copy to NCC.


Official transcripts must be sealed and can be sent electronically or via mail to the addresses below:

For frequently asked questions about transcripts, click here. If you have any additional questions regarding transcripts, contact our Records & Registration department at record@northampton.edu.


If students can’t be placed into college-level English or Mathematics using their high school record, SAT scores, or previous college courses, then it’s likely placement testing will be required. Placement testing information can be found here. If you have any questions about placement, contact the Academic Advising Office at 610.861.5346 or advinfo@northampton.edu.


Placement Testing


New and returning students will be assigned an Academic Advisor and must connect with them prior to registering for classes. Your Advisor will assist you with registering for courses, connecting with college resources and ensuring a successful start at NCC!


Guest and visiting students are not assigned Advisors and should utilize drop-in advising for assistance.


All students must connect with an Academic Advisor prior to registering for classes. Your Advisor assist you with understanding program requirements, academic planning, and transfer exploration. They'll also connect you with resources and student organizations to provide a more all-inclusive, rewarding experience while you’re here. For a demonstration of how to find your assigned Advisor in Workday, click here. You can also take advantage of drop-in advising hours if needed.


The sooner you connect with an Academic Advisor, the more options you will have.  Check out this demonstration of how to find your assigned Advisor in Workday.


Spring 2024 Accelerated II course registration is open, classes start March 12. Register in the Workday Student Portal. 


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NCC is the only community college in Pennsylvania to provide on-campus housing and offers accommodations for nearly 600 students as well as FREE parking & laundry for residents. If you're interested in learning more about the application process and the opportunities available, contact our Residence Life team today!

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