Application Requirements for Fall 2022
Priority Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
Application inquiries may be directed to: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu
Mandatory Information Session Attendance
Applicants must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to submission of your
application. Applicants must attend a session during the academic year prior to admission
(after August, 2021). Upcoming dates are available by visiting:
http://www.northshore.edu/academics/programs/ota/mandatory-info-sessions.html Attendance will be recorded.
NSCC Online Application for Admission
Submit the online application for the year for which you are applying; regardless of whether you are a new or current student (a previously submitted application does not count). Once you submit your application, the remaining required documents (below) may be uploaded to your account.
Accuplacer Reading & Writing Exam
Accuplacer reading and writing exam required to be taken at NSCC. Must test into NSCC Composition 1 (CMP101). This requirement may be waived with the completion of college Composition with a grade of C or better. Accuplacer may be taken remotely or on campus. Visit the Center for Alternative Studies webpage for more information.
Accuplacer Math Exam
Accuplacer math exam required to be taken at NSCC. Must test into NSCC Math Literacy (MAT110). This requirement may be waived with the completion of college level math with a grade of C or better. Accuplacer may be taken remotely or on campus. Visit the Center for Alternative Studies webpage for more information.
High School Transcript or GED score report
Upload a copy of your high school transcript or GED score report. If you previously submitted the transcript or score report and attended classes within the past 5 years, then Enrollment likely has it on file. You can confirm by emailing: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu
A word-processed essay must be uploaded for the year in which you are applying:
Please state why you would like to pursue a Medical Assisting career and what qualities do you feel would make you a good candidate for our program.
Official transcripts from all Colleges/ Universities previously attended
All official college transcripts from previously attended Colleges/ Universities must be submitted directly to NSCC and uploaded by Admissions staff. If you have previously submitted transcripts and have since completed courses or are currently registered for courses, then you need to submit an updated transcript. Transcripts may be sent electronically from your college(s) to NSCC at: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu or mailed to: North Shore Community College, Attn: Admissions/Health Programs, 1 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers, MA 01923
Transfer students from another CAAHEP accredited Medical Assistant education program must also provide:
- an official transcript proving enrollment in clinical courses within the last 5 years
- course syllabi from all previous Medical Assistant courses. Additional documents can be emailed to: SelectiveAdmissions@northshore.edu