Welcome to NSCC
The steps below ensure a successful transition to college for new students and students transferring into NSCC.
1. Application and Acceptance
Applications are available through our Admissions Office, and acceptance is granted through our Admissions and Enrollment Offices.
2. Set Up Your MyNorthshore Portal Account
This is the main student portal of all campus business and information.
3. Placement Assessment
New and Transfer students need to be evaluated for skill levels in key areas of math, reading, and writing. This can be completed through past GPA on your High School or College Transcripts or through Accuplacer Placement Testing.
Placement Testing is available remotely or in-person on an appointment basis when the college is open, including some extended evening hours.
4. Arranging Payment
Payment for college can be arranged by a complete Financial Aid File, Enrollment in a Payment Plan, a Direct Payment via check or credit card or a combination of these.
It is important to complete your FAFSA and Financial Aid paperwork so you can receive financial aid. The earlier you begin the process, the earlier you’ll know the amount available to you.
5. Class Selection/Registration
Once you are accepted, set up your Student Portal, and have completed placement: you should be ready to adjust/select your class schedule with an advisor. NOTE: Upon acceptance you will likely be assigned a course schedule, which you can adjust with an Academic Advisor.
You can choose/adjust classes in one of two ways:
- Virtual Completion Events – Each event will have a short advising prep presentation followed by course discussions with an advisor in small groups, communications with Student Financial Services, and other on-boarding assistance will be available.
- Remote Appointment Advising is available from the Student Support and Advising Center staff for those students unable to attend a Virtual Registration Event. It is expected that any Remote Appointment Advising complete the Online Registration Prep before contacting email@example.com to schedule a remote appointment for advising.
6. New Student Orientation
Once you complete Class Registration, you will choose your Orientation date. Orientations are grouped by the Guided Pathway your program falls into and/or student type. During orientation, which happens in the weeks prior to each semester, you will meet fellow students, interact with academic staff, learn key skills to navigate college, and complete your last-minute details (e.g., get books, ID, parking pass, etc.).
Spring 2021 New Student Orientation coming soon.
Spring 2021 English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientations are coming soon.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.