Welcome to North Shore Community College

If you’re looking for an excellent education that’s affordable and close to home, come explore North Shore Community College. NSCC offers dozens of degree and certificate programs, great professors, student clubs, and diverse campuses accessible by Uber or commuter rail. Not to mention online classes! If you’re looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree or train today for a dream job without massive student debt, NSCC is the smart choice for you!

Elle Altidore

After I graduated from Salem High, I chose NSCC because it’s convenient and affordable. They are focused on helping me reach my goal to be a doctor.

Nirwendjie “Elle” Altidor

2020 AA, Health Science

Elle is President of NSCC’s Pre-Med Club, Vice President of the STEM Club, and a member of the MultiCultural Society.

How to apply and enroll

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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.

Apply online to NSCC >

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.

Online Registration Prep

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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

Email: info@northshore.edu.

Lynn Admission Office: 781-477-2107

Danvers Admission Office: 978-762-4188

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