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North Shore Community College

Discovery at NSCC

Charting your Future and Starting your Adventure!

We have developed a process for New and Transfer Students to become part of our NSCC community. The steps were created to provide a successful transition for students and provide opportunities for growth.

1) Application & Acceptance

  • Applications are available through our Admissions Office.
  • Acceptance is granted through our Admissions and Enrollment Offices.

2) Set-up Your Pipeline Account

3) Pre-Orientation GPS

4) FAFSA-Financial Aid

  • It is important to complete your FAFSA/Financial Aid paperwork.
  • The earlier you begin the process, the earlier you’ll know the amount available to you!
  • Learn more about FAFSA and Financial Aid.

5) Placement Testing

  • New and Transfer students need to evaluated for skill levels in key areas of math, reading and writing.
  • Placement Testing is available on a walk-in basis when the college is open and some extended evening hours. Placement Testing hours are posted online.

6) Class Registration

  • Once you have been Accepted, completed Placement Testing, and reviewed Pre-Orientation GPS you are ready to select your classes with an advisor.
  • "Walk in" advising is available now on both campuses:

    Student Support & Advising Centers
    Lynn Campus 781-477-2132 Room LS134
    Danvers Campus 978-762-4036 Room DH160

7) Orientation

  • Once you complete Class Registration, you will select your Orientation date.
  • Orientation is an afternoon/evening event in late July/August where you will meet fellow students, interact with academic faculty/deans, learn key skills to navigate college, and complete your last minute details (i.e. get books, ID, parking pass, etc.).

For any questions or concerns about the process we encourage you to reach out to us here at North Shore. For quick response, please email orientation@northshore.edu and we will work to contact you from the best office to assist the particular question or concern you may have.

Are you a New Student starting classes Summer 2018?

Step 1: Set-up Pipeline Account

Step 2: Complete Pre-Orientation GPS

Step 3: Register for Summer Courses online or with Student Advising Office

Step 4: If continuing into Fall 2018 complete the other steps as listed here.

Pre-Orientation GPS

Review and complete the Pre-Orientation GPS

Class Registration Appointments

Walk-in Registration is available but appointments are encouraged. Click here to select a class registration appointment time.

ESL Orientation Sign-Up

English as a Second Language (ESL) students need to sign up for an ESL Orientation after registering for classes.
Click Here to Select ESL Orientation

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