Applying to Northampton Community College

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Fast-track your career goals or prepare to transfer to one of the top colleges and universities in the country! The Northampton Community College application process is quick and straightforward: our streamlined system helps you check off all the boxes to apply. Here, you can save 50% of the cost of a four-year degree in a community of learners who are passionate about the future.

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 a path for you.

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International Students

Every year, international students from all over the world choose Northampton Community College.  View more information on how to apply to NCC and join our vibrant community.

Our program options

At NCC, our programs of study encompass a range of exciting and rewarding opportunities where our student of more than 30,000 continue to excel.

  • 57% are enrolled in a college transfer program. Our college transfer students have studied at prestigious institutions such as NYU, Harvard, and Penn State.
  • 37% are enrolled in professional programs that teach necessary skills for success in fields like electromechanical engineering, hospitality and automotive technology.
  • 6% are attending class on a guest, visiting or dual-enrollment basis.

When to apply

Higher education is an ongoing process that you can start any time. However, it's important to be mindful of deadlines. Important deadlines and information can be found on our Academic Calendars. Certain competitive programs have earlier application deadlines and requirements which are listed on their program pages. Registration for winter and spring semester classes typically begins in November, and summer and fall class registrations typically begin the end of March. Newly admitted students can sign up for an orientation session where our advisers walk you through next steps. If you need help with admissions, advising, finanical aid, making payments and more, you can speak with our Enrollment Services team virtually or in person.

Planning on applying for financial aid?

Start the application process early by browsing our scholarship database. Most programs require you to submit a separate application before the start of fall semester. Visit our How to Pay page for more information.