COVID-19 Information & Fall Plans

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Step 1 - Apply for Admission

Fill out our online application to apply. (Completed)

Step 2 - Apply For Financial Aid

If you have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please plan on doing this as soon as possible. Once your information is processed, you will be able to view what kind of federal and/or state financial assistance you can receive to offset your education costs. Visit to start the process.

Step 3 - Send high school transcript and determine English and/or Mathematics placement

It is important that your placement level in English and/or Mathematics is determined before you meet with a Success Navigator to schedule your classes. 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

Step 4 - Complete your Orientation

We are offering two options for completing your orientation. New students can begin their online orientation right now in MyNCC, the online student portal. Information and instructions to log into MyNCC are mailed to students in their acceptance packet. Students also receive this information to the email address provided on their application. 

How to Access Online Orientation

After finishing the online self-paced orientation in MyNCC or the live session, students are cleared to register for classes.

You can also attend a live online orientation session:  

  • Tuesday, September 22 at 6 pm 
  • Thursday, September 24 at 12 pm 
  • Tuesday, September 29 at 6 pm 
  • Thursday, October 1 at 12 pm 

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Step 5 – Apply for housing if you will be living on campus

This is not required prior to orientation, but it is strongly recommended.  Housing is offered according to date of application and discipline history.  Therefore, it is important to apply to housing as early as possible. On campus housing is only available at the Bethlehem Campus.