How to start . . .

Below are the items that must be completed if you intend to earn a degree, certificate or specialized diploma on a full- or part-time basis.

  1. Submit a completed application form or apply online at and include a $25 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to NCC; or VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card.
  2. Official high school, GED, home school record, and college transcripts (if applicable) are required if you are applying for a selective program and/or if you are applying for financial aid.
  3. To receive transfer credits, an official college transcript must be submitted. Credits for which a student received a grade of C or better, and which apply to a student's program, will be accepted as transfer credits. Only credits from institutions that have regional accreditation or are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) are acceptable. Starting in Spring 2015, NCC will review transfer credits from non-regionally accredited colleges on a case-by-case basis per student request.
  4. Special requirements for certain programs are listed within this catalog, or under "Selective Admissions Programs" on the Admissions page of the NCC Web site.
  5. Students who wish to audit a course must submit a completed application form.