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 This video helps inform you of the steps between your acceptance at North Shore Community College and your selection of courses. For any questions, email

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 Student Portal Account

This is the main portal of all campus business and information.

Set-up your Student Portal Account

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 on a walk-in basis when the college is open, including some extended evening hours. Placement Testing 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.

Learn more about the FAFSA and Financial Aid

5. Class Registration

Once you are accepted, set up your Student Portal, and have completed placement: you should be ready to select your classes with an advisor.

You can choose classes in one of two ways:

  • Class Registration Events – Each event will have a short advising prep presentation followed by 1-on-1 discussions with an advisor.

Sign up for a Registration Event on the Danvers Campus

Sign up for a Registration Event on the Lynn Campus

  • Walk-In Advising is available at the Student Support and Advising Centers on both campuses for those students unable to attend a Class Registration Event. It is expected that any Walk-In Advising complete the Online Registration Prep prior to selecting courses.

Student Support and Advising Center Locations:

Lynn Campus: Room LS-134 | 781-477-2132

Danvers Campus: Room DH-160 | 978-762-4036 

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. 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.). 

All New, Transfer, and Re-Admitted Student Orientations for Fall 2020 are coming soon.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Orientations for Fall 2020 are coming soon.

For questions, email

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