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First Time Admissions

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

We encourage you to visit NHCC for an info session, tour, or appointment to learn more about college!

  • 1. Apply for Admission

    APPLY ONLINE and submit:

    • $20 application fee - waived for Veterans or active duty military members
    • Official high school transcript or GED certificate if you graduated in the past 5 years
    • Immunization Record Form
    • Returning to NHCC? Complete a Student Record Update Form instead of reapplying (PSEO and visiting students must still apply).
  • 2. Apply for Financial Aid

    Apply for aid to help pay for tuition, fees and books through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or MN Dream Act. Foundation scholarships are also available!

  • 3. Take Placement Test(s)

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

    Please review ACCUPLACER sample questions before completing placement tests.

    You may be able to complete a placement waiver if you have completed a college-level English composition or math course, or have recently taken the ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA, or SAT and have qualifying test scores.

  • 4. Complete Online Orientation

    All new students are required to complete an Online Orientation. This orientation introduces students to available resources for college success.

  • 5. Register for Classes at a Registration Session

    After completing Online Orientation, students can register for classes by attending a Registration Session at NHCC, where advisors will provide academic program information and help with class registration. Call 763-424-0703 to sign up for a Registration Session.

  • 6. Pay Tuition and Buy Books

    Students may pay for tuition and books using financial aid, cash, check, credit card, payment plan, or Veterans benefits.

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building