High School Dual Enrollment
Northampton Community College

Earn College Credits While You're Still in High School

Get a jump start on college credits while saving time and money through our Dual Enrollment program. Dual Enrollment allows current High School students (usually Juniors and Seniors, but talk to your School Counselor) to take college courses taught by NCC faculty and staff while earning transferable credits toward a future degree. In addition to being a cost-effective way to get ahead on college coursework, it prepares students for what to expect at the next level and sets them up for success in their future academic endeavors. It’s open to any high school student who currently takes college prep, vocational or Honors/AP courses. Interested students can learn more through an online information session available on-demand.


The Application Process

NCC’s simple online application process is totally free! Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Talk to your school counselor to see if you are eligible and learn about course options and times. If you’re a home-schooled student please refer to our FAQs.
  2. Watch our application video or review this application one-sheeter to help you complete your application correctly.
  3. Apply to NCC through our Workday Application Portal (make sure you confirm your e-mail address when creating your account). You should select "High School Dual Enrollment" as your Primary Program of Study.
  4. Submit the FERPA & Approval Form (PDF) with all signatures to dualenrollment@northampton.edu or return to your school counselor
  5. Have your high school send a copy of your official transcript to dualenrollment@northampton.edu.
  6. Look for your acceptance email from NCC (this email will come from adminfo@northampton.edu). This is sent to the email you used for the application within 24 hours of applying. (Be sure to check your spam mailbox).
  7. Complete Orientation (Online Zoom Session) - This virtual session will introduce you to the basic processes and technology you need to be successful as a Spartan. We’ll cover important next steps in the enrollment process like transcripts, placement and academic advising as well as review how to log into your Student Workday account, access your email and more. Sign up here.
  8. Log in to your Student Workday Portal to set up your student portal and create your new password. If you need help, watch this video.
  9. Log into your NCC Email & check it often. This will be the only way NCC will communicate with you from now on. Watch this video for instructions on accessing your NCC email account.

Apply Online Now


If you have any questions or need help, reach out to our College Connections Team at collegeconnections@northampton.edu.

Need help applying for Dual Enrollment?

Watch this short video to get step-by-step guidance on starting and completing your application to NCC and check out our Dual Enrollment Playlist for more helpful how-to videos.

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Dual Enrollment FAQs

Check out our most frequently asked application and registration questions for our Dual Enrollment Students. This list is a great resource for both students and their families.

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Dual Enrollment Tuition & Fees

Dual Enrollment students receive a reduced rate making it even more affordable to obtain college credits. We also offer scholarship and payment plan options.

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AP, IB & Other College Credit

Did you know that if you’ve taken certain exams like AP, CLEP, DSST or IB, they may apply as credit towards a class or qualify as a prerequisite? See what counts.

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Orientation Part 1

Once you've applied to the college, sign up for an Orientation Part 1. We'll meet online via Zoom to introduce your next steps and the technology you will need to move forward as a Spartan.

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Dual Enrollment Registration Sessions

During these online sessions, our College Connections Specialists will assist you in the enrollment process and get answer your questions.


General Education Specialized Diploma

Dual Enrollment students can opt to complete a specialized diploma before they graduate high school. This program can help you prepare for Associate Degree completion or transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in the major of your choice.

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Student Resources

Dual Enrollment students gain access to all of NCC's student resources like our learning center, libraries and Accessibility Resource Center for students with disabilities. Adapting to the workload that a college-level course produces can be challenging at first, so we encourage parents/families to take advantage of all that we offer.

Online Classes

NCC offers over 240 classes online, giving you the flexibility to supplement your current high school classes with what fits your schedule best.

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NCC Honors Program

If you have a 3.5 GPA and/or are ranked in the top 20% of your graduating class, consider applying for the NCC Honors Program.

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Transfer Opportunities

Dual Enrollment credits transfer to all PASSHE colleges and most other four-year schools if students receive a grade of a C or higher.

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Placement Testing

Dual Enrollment Students have the option to take a placement test to gain eligibility into a course if they don't meet the prerequisite requirements. Remote testing is also available!

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Academic Calendar

Stay up-to-date with start dates, closings, exam schedules, grades, payment dates and more with our Academic Calendar.

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Academic Advising

All of our Dual Enrollment students are assigned Academic Advisors to help them choose the classes that best fit their schedules and their goals.

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Graduating and want to attend NCC?

If you plan to attend NCC to continue your education, make sure to submit a Change of Major request through your Workday Student Portal (watch this video for step-by-step instructions). You will also need to request a final High School transcript be sent to NCC to show proof of graduation, and apply for financial aid. High School students can begin applying for financial aid during their senior year. 

Remember, if you're interested in pursuing a degree in one of our selective admissions programs, make sure to review the admissions requirements and application deadlines.

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Strength in Numbers - Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment prepares students to succeed at the next level, and students who take Dual Enrollment courses are more confident in their abilities as first-year college students.


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High Schools are represented from around the region


Average grade of all dual enrollment students

Next Steps

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.