NHCC | North Hennepin Community College


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First Time Admissions

Follow these steps for general admission to NHCC if you are a new college student.

Students who have applied and previously attended NHCC should complete a Student Record Update Form in place of an admissions application. If you are a transfer, PSEO, international or returning student, click here.

  1. Apply for Admission

    The first step in becoming a student at NHCC is to complete an Online Application or Paper Application and submit:
    -$20 application fee
    -Official high school transcript or GED certificate if you have graduated in the past 5 years

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    NHCC students may receive financial aid to help pay for tuition, fees and books through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Foundation scholarships are also available!
  3. Take Placement Test(s)

    Placement tests are required to assess college readiness in reading, writing, and math. Test results will determine if students are ready for college-level or developmental courses.

    We suggest you review sample ACCUPLACER questions before completing placement tests.

    You may be able to complete a placement waiver if you have completed a college-level composition or mathematics course, or have recently taken the ACCUPLACER placement test or ACT.
  4. Complete Orientation

    All new students are required to participate in orientation, which is designed to introduce students to available resources for college success. Academic advisors will provide degree and program information and discuss class registration.
  5. Register for Classes

    After taking the placement tests and participating in orientation, students can register for classes through their NHCC eServices account.
  6. Pay Tuition and Buy Books

    Students may pay for tuition and books using financial aid (if they qualify), cash, check, credit card, payment plan, or veteran benefits. 



Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building