Northampton Community College

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Boost your career potential with an affordable education from Northampton Community College.

Earn a specialized diploma, certificate, or associate degree from one of more than 100 majors and academic programs. Or transfer to one of the top colleges and universities in the nation or the region while saving 50% of the cost of a four-year degree.

Our student-faculty ratio of 16:1 means that you’ll learn in a student-focused, collaborative environment that prepares you to overcome challenges. Here, we equip you for the success you want: 9 in 10 recent NCC graduates are employed in the field or position of their choice.


Why NCC? Because we want you to live, learn, experience, and thrive.

Application Process

All kinds of learners find their fit at NCC. Whether you’re building on your career experience, advancing your education after high school, exploring dual enrollment, or you’re a veteran or international student, we have an application process designed just for you. Fast-track your career goals or prepare to transfer to one of the top colleges and universities in the country! Our application process is easy, free and 100% online. Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Create a Workday Student Portal account.
2. Confirm your portal account in your email.
3. Once signed in, go to NCC Undergraduate Admissions.
4. Start New Application.
5. Fill out your application completely before submitting it!


Start Your Application

Need help applying?

Applying to Northampton Community College (NCC) is fast, easy and free! Check out this video for instructions on how to start and complete your application!

What Kind of Student Are You?

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. As one of Pennsylvania’s most affordable colleges, we help you get started right now. Our in-person, online, part-time, and full-time options ensure the future you build is all your own.

High School Seniors

Are you a recent high school graduate or soon-to-be? We're here to help you explore a variety of options when applying with your high school transcripts. We’ll also help you transfer any applicable AP, IB, and dual enrollment courses into NCC.

High School Grads Admission Process
Adult & Veteran/Military-Affiliated

Our learning environment is flexible, meaning you’ll have the resources you need to excel no matter how long you’ve been away from the classroom. Here, you can complete your first degree or return for further education to build up your career potential.

Adult Learning at NCC
Guest/Visiting Students

If you’re enrolled in another college or university, you can take NCC courses to earn transferable credits. As a guest/visiting student, you’ll apply as a “non-degree” applicant in April/May (for fall courses) or December (for spring, winter and summer courses).

Visiting Students Admission Process

Dual Enrollment Students
High School Dual Enrollment

Get a head start on college and save money by taking dual enrollment classes as a high school student. You’re eligible if you’re currently taking college prep, vocational, or Honors/AP courses.

Learn More About Dual Enrollment
Re-Admit Students
Re-Admit Students

We’re eager to welcome you back to NCC! When you apply to continue your education, let us know that you’re a re-admit student in our Workday Student Portal.

Re-Admission Process
International Students

Join students from all over the world here at NCC! Our Center for Global Education and International Services is here to support you in completing your application and throughout your time on campus.

International Student Admissions

Admissions Events For You!

Get to know us at one of our upcoming admissions events or join us for a campus tour! Learn about our programs and connect with members of our team to learn first-hand how NCC can help you reach your goals and the resources available to set you up for success.


Enrollment Checklist

Use our enrollment checklist to stay on track to becoming a student at NCC.

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Campus Locations

Explore our three convenient and easily accessible campus locations.

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Virtual Enrollment Center
Virtual Enrollment Center

Enrollment Services team members are available online throughout the week for assistance.

Start a Virtual Session

Student Spotlight

The location and accessibility of both in-person and online classes gives the flexibility to take courses while having a full-time job and taking care of a family.

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Making College Affordable

Graduating with little-to-no debt is our goal for all NCC students. That commitment is evident in our tuition and financial aid packages: we are leaders in Pennsylvania for the lowest cost-per-credit hour tuition and the most private scholarships.

Accepted Student Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to NCC! We’re very excited you’ve chosen to join the Northampton community. Your journey as a Spartan begins with Orientation Part 1. This online session will prepare you to complete all the steps necessary to register for your classes at Northampton. We’ll review submitting transcripts, taking placement tests, accessing Northampton technology, and financing your education.

Strength in Numbers


NCC is the largest, most diverse college in the region.


NCC offers more than 120 degree, certificate and specialized diploma programs.


of NCC students and recent graduates believe NCC is a great value.

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.