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How to Apply: Returning Students

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Under the Fresh Start program, a returning student with a poor academic history may request to be re-admitted as if he or she were a transfer student.

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If you have NOT taken a class within the past 2 years, or you have graduated from an NSCC degree or certificate program you are considered a Returning Student. Please follow the steps listed below in order to reapply.

Please Note: If you have been admitted into a program and have taken a class in the past 2 years go directly to Step 2.

Step 1: Apply for Re-Admission

  • Submit a completed Admissions Application (no application fee). Must include: High school transcript, copy of diploma or GED.
  • Mail all documents to: North Shore Community College, P.O. Box 3340, Danvers, MA 01923.


Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • The Lynn Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) offers financial aid information and assistance to low-income, first generational potential college students. They can be reached at 781-477-2114.
  • NSCC school code is 002173. For more information, contact the Student Financial Services office at (978) 762-4189 or (781) 477-2191 or email sfs@northshore.edu.


Step 3: Register for classes!

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