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There are several ways to register:
Go to FlexReg and type in the course name or subject that interests you then click on the magnifying glass symbol OR Browse by subject, date, or course name using the By Subject or Advanced Search functions.
With FlexReg, you may build a class schedule, register and pay for the class immediately or save a schedule and come back to it later. Please note that your seat will be saved only after you have registered and paid for the course. Make sure that your pop-up blocker is off to enable payment.
Place your cursor over the class that interests you (that class is now highlighted) and click on the magnifying glass symbol in the search results to see course details. Review the course info and if correct, click “Add” to add the class to your schedule. If not, click on “close” and select a different class. Course descriptions are available by clicking on “course details” and on our website. Remember there may be multiple sections of the same class so verify you’ve selected the correct class and schedule.
Review your “Schedule Builder” and if correct and you’re ready to register, click the “Register” button on the bottom right and follow the remaining prompts. If this isn’t the correct class, then click the “Remove” button.
After you click Register, you will be prompted to sign-in if you have not done so already. Students new to NECC are prompted to create a new account. We also suggest you check “My Profile” for accuracy of personal information.
Yes. We accept major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa), checks, cash, and purchase orders.
You may pay for your classes online using the FlexReg system. You will go through several screens with your course information and be asked to click on “Proceed to Payment”. Remember your pop-up blocker must be off so that you can submit your payment. Payments are made using our secure payment site. Follow the prompts asking if you are paying by credit or debit card, which credit card, the account number, expiration date, security code and billing address. (Be sure you are aware of our refund policy before submitting payment.)
Once your credit card has been accepted, print a copy of your “final invoice” (your registration confirmation) and receipt for your payment. These screens appear after you have completed the payment process.
You will receive an email confirming your payment and another email confirming your registration.
If you need to drop a course or add courses you may go back and do that at a later date. If you drop a course, please make sure it has been dropped from your schedule.
You will receive a full refund (including fees, if any) if you drop a course six or more days before the class start. A full refund is also given if NECC cancels the course for any reason. Refunds are made by check payable to the student.
Allow ten business days to receive your refund; the refund process starts automatically as soon as NECC cancels a class or you drop the class as long as that drop is initiated six or more days prior to the start of a class per our refund policy.
Call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700. If you have registered online (when available) then you should drop your course through the online registration site. Please note our refund policy.
You should register as early as possible for courses! Some classes fill quickly. Courses also have minimum enrollments so we encourage you to register early to ensure the course will run. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis and registrations are accepted until a course is full or the class begins, whichever happens first.
You may be able to, but only by permission of the instructor and the program manager responsible for the course. Contact us at 978-659-1200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register for a course that has already begun.
Contact us at 978-659-1200 or email@example.com; in most instances a full class may not be “overloaded” so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. Contact us to see if the program manager is able to overload a class or if we are able to put your name on a wait list.
We ask for this information in order to avoid multiple transcripts at NECC and accurately capture your enrollment. We also require this information so that we can contact you in the event that your class is canceled, postponed, or there is critical information we need to share with you.
Yes, we do. Please be sure to include the contact person and full information when submitting your registration. We are also happy to facilitate the process. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-659-1200.
We are happy to provide an official letter of completion noting the details of the course(s) you have completed, tuition/fees paid, and confirmation of your successful completion. You are responsible for completion and submission of the reimbursement request. If you need us to provide other documentation to substantiate your attendance, please let us know.
Noncredit courses are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships. Some banks do provide private loans for training programs. With few exceptions, payment plans are not available.
The only discounts currently available are for Methuen residents or town employees registering for Methuen Community Education Programs. For information on these please contact:
If unemployed, please contact your local career center to see if you are eligible for tuition assistance.
Contact your Human Resources Department for information on eligibility for tuition remission as well as the required paperwork for noncredit courses. Tuition waivers, tuition remission, or tuition vouchers do not apply to special programs, seminars or online courses. Student registrations must meet the cost of delivering the course before any waivers will be honored. Contact us with questions related to program eligibility.
No. All students must register for classes.
Materials fees are for required books or materials; you will receive these the first day of class. Capital fees are for costs associated with specialized courses held in computer labs.
Credit courses are designed for students who want to earn college credits toward a degree or certificate; students receive a letter grade for credit courses. Noncredit courses do not count toward a degree unless the course is designated as part of our Noncredit/Credit Pathways Program. Noncredit courses provide options to learn new personal and professional skills, explore interests and occupations, prepare for a new job or complete professional development or certification programs to advance your career; students do not earn letter grades.
Courses are designed for adult learners 18 years or older. Unless specified otherwise in the course description, these courses are open to everyone regardless of educational background. You do not need a high school diploma or GED to register for courses unless noted otherwise. Some programs do require a certain level of education and all programs are taught in English. If you are unsure, please contact us at email@example.com or 978-659-1200.
Most noncredit courses are considered “open-enrollment”, meaning that anyone can register for the class without having to apply for admission or take a placement test. A few programs do have an acceptance process which may include assessments; in those few instances, this information will be listed in the course or program description.
There are no prerequisites unless noted otherwise. Of course, if the course is noted Part 2 you must first take Part I and if it the last course in a series notes that course “ties everything together” you do need to have completed the earlier modules.
You may have quizzes or practice exams for a certification or licensing exam prep or exams to earn a certification; if there is an exam, it generally is noted in the course description. You may have projects, presentations or other ways to demonstrate your level of knowledge as part of a certificate program. There are no letter grades, just whether you have or have not successfully completed a course. Should you require a letter grade for reimbursement, please let us know and we can work with the instructor to provide a letter of completion noting that you earned the equivalent of a particular grade level.
You may take as many or as few courses as you wish.
We would be happy to discuss bringing the course onsite or customizing the course for your particular needs. Please email Dan Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call us at 978-659-1200.
If you paid a materials fee, required books will be delivered to the classroom. Required books for other classes are listed with the course description on the website; the brochure/course catalogue will also indicate “See website for required books”. Unless noted otherwise, most books can be ordered through Amazon.com or similar websites.
Most courses are held at NECC at the Riverwalk (LRW) on the North Andover/Lawrence line, in Methuen at the Timony Grammar School (MA), at our Haverhill campus (HAV); directions are available on our website http://www.necc.mass.edu/directions/ and will also be sent to you with your course confirmation approximately one week prior to the start of class. Some courses are held at studios or other off-campus locations; those directions will be mailed to you prior to class or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and directions will be emailed to you. Course confirmations include directions and room numbers; the daily schedule is also posted at NECC Riverwalk with up-to-date room assignments.
No, you do not need an ID card.
Students are not permitted to bring children or pets with them while participating in any program. Note that this does not apply to service animals.
Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment or due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. We will notify you by phone and/or email as soon as possible once a decision is made. Please make sure we have your updated contact information so that we can contact you!
Confirmation letters and/or emails are sent approximately one week prior to the start of a course. We will contact you if a class is canceled.
Yes, they do.
Contact us at 978-659-1200 or email@example.com to request a Letter of Completion once you have completed the course.
Yes, you can repeat a course as many times as you like. You do still need to register and pay for the class each time you take it.
A few select noncredit courses are credit eligible. Please go to Pathways to Credit for information on our Noncredit/Credit Pathways Program or contact Diane Zold-Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Services for students with disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing are available by contacting or visiting either:
The Learning Accommodations Center:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services:
Phone: 978-241-7045 (VP/Voice)
Both are located in the Behrakis One Stop Student Services Center on the Haverhill campus. If you are unsure about ease of access and mobility at any of our sites, please contact us at email@example.com or call 978-659-1200.
NECC will post school closings on major TV and radio stations, and on the college website. You may also call our school announcements line at 978-556-3002. In some cases NECC will be open but the site (like the Methuen schools) will be closed; in this instance classes will be canceled.
A certificate of completion is issued by Northern Essex Community College and attests to the fact that you have completed the required courses and have the requisite knowledge to have successfully completed the certificate program. Certifications are offered by industry recognized organizations that are independent of Northern Essex Community College. Typically there is an exam or requirements outlined by the certifying body; these exams are generally offered at specific test sites. There will be a notation in the course information in the event that NECC administers that exam at the end of a certification prep course.
A Certificate Request Form must be completed once you have completed the last required course. You will get the form during the first module in a certificate program and sometimes later, too, but you can always request one by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This form will ask you to provide us with information on the courses you have taken plus information on how you want your name to appear on the certificate of completion and where to send the certificate. Once received, we will verify successful completion of the required courses and then issue you the certificate.
Call us at 978-659-1200 or email us at email@example.com and a member of the staff will be happy to assist you.
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