You have the will. We have the way. 

NSCC offers 18-month associate degree and 9-month credit certificate programs.

Our students include recent high school graduates, working adults with families, transfer students, and people interested in changing careers or finishing a degree.

If you're looking for a pathway to a bachelor's degree or training for direct entry into the workforce, NSCC is a great fit for you!

Here's how to get started!

North Shore Community College offers three semesters of open enrollment and Selective Admissions degree and certificate programs. Choose a Fall, Spring or Summer Semester start date! 

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Choose what interests you and select your major!

The key to success is to pursue your interests. NSCC's 60+ degree and certificate programs are grouped within 13 areas of interest.

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NSCC's affordable tuition and fees help you avoid unnecessary debt while putting you on the path to financial success.

Applications are now open for Spring and Fall 2024! Applications for Summer 2024 will be available soon.

North Shore Community College offers three semesters of open enrollment degree and certificate programs. NSCC's Selective Admissions degree and certificate programs begin in the Fall semester. 


Applying for financial aid is free and we can help you get started. The earlier you get started, the more aid you may receive.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college.

Complete your FAFSA® by May 1, 2024 for the best financial aid package. 


Start here to explore the Accuplacer placement tests.

Placement tests determine the course level right for you. Tests are free and no appointment is necessary! 

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What type of student are you?

North Shore Community College is a public nonprofit institute of higher learning where all are welcomed and each is challenged.

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If you’re looking for an affordable, flexible and supportive way to transform your life to benefit yourself and your family, NSCC is here for you.

If you’re looking for an excellent education that’s affordable and close to home, come explore NSCC. You can even take college classes while still in high school through NSCC's Dual Enrollment program. 

NSCC welcomes international students and is committed to providing an inclusive, proactive, and empowered culture where diversity is a guiding value.

Here's how to transfer into NSCC!

You can take courses without having to enroll in a program. This is a good option if you're not pursuing a degree or certificate, or enrolled at another college or university!

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Questions about getting started?

Connect with us through CentroHub, our virtual campus! CentroHub offers you access to ALL the resources you need via a virtual concierge experience using Zoom. Drop in today!

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  ON MY WAY original music and lyrics by Gwendolyn Squires, NSCC Liberal Arts Alum!

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How can we help you?

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Fighting Hunger on Campus!

NSCC's Mobile Markets offer free farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables are open to the entire college community!

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Join the Movement! 

NSCC's RISE Experience program and services are designed as an achievement and retention initiative to support and assist Black, Latino/a, and ESL students to succeed academically

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Interested in on-campus living? NSCC students can experience the benefits of residence life at Salem State University. 

Best Associate Degrees in MassachusettsWe're getting noticed!

North Shore Community College is among the top colleges for Best Associate Degree in Massachusetts according to UniversityHQ!



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