Did you know more than half of NSCC's students are older than 21?

Adult students enroll to finish a degree, or start fresh after going straight into a job or the service after high school. Many adult learners attend NSCC to change careers altogether and follow their true passion! If you’re looking for an affordable and supportive way to transform your life to benefit yourself and your family, NSCC is here for you. We offer more than 70 Associate Degree and credit certificates, online classes and flex schedules to build around work and life.

Looking to keep job skills fresh?

NSCC’s Professional Education offers the largest source of workforce training classes on the North Shore.

How to apply and enroll in academic programs

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You can apply online for free! First, choose a program of study. Students will be notified by email and letter of their acceptance.

Complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. NSCC’s school code is 002173. Need help applying? The North Shore Educational Opportunity Center at NSCC offers financial aid information and assistance to low-income, first generational potential college students.


NSCC uses the College Board Accuplacer test to determine your reading, writing and mathematics skills. Testing is offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment necessary. Check out free study guides or take a practice test. For testing locations, office hours, or contact information, visit NSCC’s Testing Center.


Set-up MyNorthshore to access the student portal for all campus business and information.


Once you have been accepted, completed Placement Testing, and reviewed Online Registration Prep you are ready to select your classes with an advisor.

Review Online Registration Prep

Sign up for a Registration Session


Once you complete Class Registration, you will select your Orientation date to learn about how NSCC works. Meet fellow students and faculty, and find out where to purchase books, get your student ID and parking pass.

Sign up for Orientation

Questions? Contact us


Lynn Admission office 781-477-2107

Danvers Admission Office at 978-762-4188


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