Guest/Visiting Student Admissions
Northampton Community College

Apply to NCC - Guest/Visiting Students

If you are currently enrolled at another college/university and plan on taking courses at NCC to have credits transfer back to your home institution, you are considered a guest/visiting student.

NCC offers fall courses (14, 10 and 7-week terms), spring courses (14, 10 and 7-week terms), winter courses (4-week term) and summer courses (4, 6 and 10-week terms).


Guest/visiting students are eligible to register for any of these terms. Open registration for the fall typically begins in late April or early May. Open registration for spring, winter and summer courses typically begins in December.


The Application Process

All Guest/Visiting students whether they are new or returning will need to complete our online application process. Start by creating an account in our Workday Admissions Portal.


If you are new to NCC, you should select "Non-Degree" as your Applicant Type and "Guest/Visiting Student" as your Program of Study.


If you are returning to NCC, you should select "Re-Admit" as your Applicant Type and "Guest/Visiting Student" as your program of study.


Before you register for courses, make sure to contact your advisor to determine course transferability to your institution. You may also choose to meet with an Academic Advisor at either your full time college/university or with an advisor at NCC.


Additionally, if you plan to register for courses that have prerequsites, NCC will need transcripts from your current college to help determine placement. Transcripts can be sent from authorized senders to


You can check the status of your application anytime and keep track of outstanding requirements by logging into your Admissions & Financial Aid Portal.


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Transcripts and current college schedules are used to determine placement, so we want to make sure you've met any prerequisites before registering for classes.

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Academic Advising

NCC has a team of dedicated Academic Advisors, so if you need help choosing courses or deciding what formats or schedules are right for you, make an appointment or join us during drop-in hours. 

Our Advising Team is available in-person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm and Wednesdays from 10am-6pm.

Virtual Advising is available Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm.

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With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.