Enrollment Checklist

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.


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


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It’s also 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 should be sent electronically from the school(s) attended totranscripts@northampton.edu


Paper transcripts must be in a sealed envelope to be considered as official and sent to:

Northampton Community College, Records and Registration

3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020


If you have any additional questions regarding transcripts, contact our Records & Registration Office at record@northampton.edu.


Transcript Information


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 begin your 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.

While you’re working on your FAFSA, sign up for Orientation Part 1 (see next step). If you need assistance with your FAFSA or have any other Financial Aid questions, contact our Financial Aid Team at financialaid@northampton.edu or 610-861-5510.


Financial Aid


As part of our onboarding process, we require that new students attend our one-hour mandatory orientation session entitled Getting Started: Preparing for Advising and Registration.  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 and placement, completing your FAFSA and academic advising as well as review how to log into your Student Workday account, access your email and more.


Orientation sessions are offered multiple times per week.


Guest/visiting students are not required to complete Orientation Part 1 but they are strongly encouraged to complete this step.


If you have questions about orientation, please contact orientation@northampton.edu.


Sign Up for Orientation Part 1


The final step in enrolling at NCC is to meet with your advisor so you can register for classes. All new students are assigned an Academic Advisor and must connect with them prior to registration. Your Advisor will assist you with understanding program requirements, determining placement, 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.


Check your NCC student email for important information from your advisor including how to make an appointment with them.


Before you meet with an Advisor, make sure you have submitted your transcripts and looked at placement requirements.  Once you’ve met with your advisor, you can begin the registration process. Click here for steps on how to register.


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


If you have any questions, contact the Academic Advising Office at 610.861.5346 or advinfo@northampton.edu.


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