New Student Orientation and Course Registration Information
We’re very excited you’ve chosen to join the Northampton community! Your journey as a Spartan begins with New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation will prepare you to meet the academic demands of college, connect you to new opportunities, and our Success Navigators will help you create a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
We offer an online New Student Orientation program for recent high school graduates and adults continuing their education. Because we offer information that is crucial to your success as a Spartan, we require completing the online New Student Orientation prior to scheduling your first semester courses. We’re glad you’re here and we look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Online orientation has four parts. Students are expected to complete each part to prepare for classes at Northampton. View this video for instructions on how to access the Online Orientation in MyNCC.
1. Preparing to Register – online in MyNCC
2. Meet with your Success Navigator to develop an academic plan and register for courses
3. Paying for College – online in MyNCC
4. Preparing for Classes – online in MyNCC
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take a placement exam before orientation?
It is important that your placement level in English and/or Mathematics is determined before meeting with your Success Navigator. You do not need to have placement testing complete before completing the Preparing to Register orientation. Students should have their high school transcript sent to NCC for review. When placement can’t be determined using your high school transcript or SAT scores, placement testing may be required. If so, it is important to complete any necessary placement testing prior to orientation. Questions about your placement level can be directed to the Admissions Office at either campus, Bethlehem (610-861-5500) or Monroe (570-369-1800).
View more information on placement testing.
Where do I get my MyNCC username and password?
Your MyNCC username and password were emailed to you upon your acceptance to NCC. It was also included in the acceptance letter you received in the mail. You will need this information to access orientation. If you need assistance obtaining your log in information, please contact our Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How should I prepare for Online Orientation?
We suggest the following:
- Set aside 30 – 40 minutes to complete
- Have your MyNCC username and password available
- Internet access is required to access the orientation
Who should I contact if I need accommodations due to a disability?
For accommodations, please contact our Disability Services office. At the Bethlehem Campus, Disability Services can be reached at 610-861-5342. At the Monroe Campus, Disability Services can be reached at 570-369-1910. The offices can also be reached by email at email@example.com .
Do dual enrollment students need to complete orientation?
If you are taking a course while in high school, you do not need to complete orientation. If you took NCC classes while in high school and are now attending Northampton after graduation you are required to complete the orientation.
Who should I contact if I experience trouble accessing the online orientation?
If you are having trouble accessing MyNCC, contact the Northampton Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can access the online orientation in MyNCC; but are having trouble in the program, contact email@example.com.