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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 provide a successful transition for students and provide opportunities for growth.

1) Application & Acceptance

2) Set-up Your Pipeline Account

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) Class Registration
Once you have are Accepted and completed Placement Testing you should be ready to select your classes with an advisor. You can choose classes one of two ways:

  1. Group Registration Events are available
  2. 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

6) Orientation

  • Once you complete Class Registration, you will choose your Orientation date.
  • Orientation is an event in early January where you will meet fellow students, interact with academic staff, 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.

Pre-Registration Prep

Review and complete the Pre-Registration Overview for Walk-In Advising

Class Registration Appointments

Walk-in Registration is available but appointments are encouraged.

ESL Orientation Sign-Up

English as a Second Language (ESL) students need to sign up for an ESL Orientation after registering for classes.
Spring 2019 ESL Orientation Sign-Ups

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