NSCC offers over 70 associate degree and 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.

NSCC requires no application fee or SAT scores. Follow the steps below to start on your path to achieving your goals!

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Choose what interests you and select your major!

The key to success is to pursue your interests. NSCC's 70+ 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.

NSCC open Enrollment programs accept General Admissions applications on a rolling basis.

Select Nursing and Allied Health and Personal Care degree and certificate programs require a selective admissions process with specific application deadlines for Fall 2020.


Start the FAFSA – it's free!

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

The priority filing date is May 1, 2020.

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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Graduating from high school soon?

If you’re looking for an excellent education that’s affordable and close to home, come explore NSCC. We offer great professors, student clubs, and diverse campuses accessible by Uber or commuter rail.

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NSCC welcomes adult learners!

Applying to college years after high school? 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.

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International Student Application

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

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   ON MY WAY original music and lyrics by Gwendolyn Squires, NSCC Liberal Arts '16

Happening in 2020

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Year Up | NSCC

Students interested in IT gain hands-on skills development, corporate internships, and wraparound support.


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Housing at SSU

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

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