Visit the Career Planning and Advising Center (CPAC) on the Haverhill or Lawrence Campus before you register for courses, to develop an academic plan with an advisor. This electronic plan using DegreeWorks will help you monitor your progress toward your degree or certificate program and keep you focused on your goals. If you have already registered view some important next steps below in the registration checklist
How to Register
At either of the One-Stop Student Centers listed below.
Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and Friday from noon to 4:30 pm.
Use Self-Service Online
. Most students who have earned 12 credits or more and have a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 may register for classes using Self-Service EXCEPT
students in the following programs:
- Education (Elementary and Early Childhood)
- English Courses for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- ESL programs or ESL courses
- General Studies: Health Specialization
- Any Human Service program
- Any Deaf Studies program
- Any Paralegal program
- All students in Allied Health Programs, regardless of credits or GPA
Call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700
. You may be eligible to register over the phone.
If you haven’t already, make sure you:
Apply for Financial Aid Online
Financial Assistance is available to help you finance your education. Your first step
in the Financial Aid process is to apply for a PIN
Your second step
is to complete a FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
When completing the FAFSA online, be sure to list Northern Essex Community College in the “schools information section.” NECC’s code is 002174
. Once NECC has received your FAFSA, you will be notified of any additional requirements.
Meet with an Advisor to Develop an Academic Plan and Register for Classes
No appointment is necessary to register for classes. Drop by the One-Stop in Haverhill or Lawrence and an advisor can help you develop an academic plan and register for your classes.
Pay Your Bill Online
Students must pay their tuition by the due date
to avoid being dropped from your classes for non-payment. Use the new online
, 24/7 service that allows students to receive online billing with automatic email alerts.
Payment options include: Pay in full,
using cash, check or charge card (MasterCard ,Visa, Discover or American Express); Telephone in your payment,
with a credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express) by calling the Bursar’s Office
; Use the NECC 4-month installment plan,
Pay 1/4 (25%) of your bill plus a $35 non-refundable fee before the due date of your bill.
Access myNECC for Self-Service and Email
After you register for classes, most correspondence from NECC will be sent to your NECC email account. Please be sure to check your NECC email
regularly. Self Service allows students to check their Financial Aid Status, Register for Classes, Submit the Health Insurance Waiver, View their Bill, Print a Schedule, Access DegreeWorks and your Academic Plans.
Secure Health Insurance: A State Requirement
Every student enrolled in 9 or more credits must show proof of being covered by health insurance by completing the online health insurance waiver
. If you do not waive the coverage, it must be purchased from NECC.
Get Your Student ID Card
Make sure you get your Student photo ID card so you can access computer labs, take materials out of the Library
, receive discounts at local merchants and more. College Photo ID Cards are provided to new NECC students and stickers are given to current students each semester for their existing ID Cards. You can get an ID card or a sticker in the Student Engagement Center
, D-117, 978-556-3731
, on the Haverhill campus or L-133, 978-738-7417
, on the Lawrence campus.
Complete a Veteran’s Action Form
Contact Learning Accommodations Center
Attend New Student Orientation
Our goal is to help new students get acquainted with NECC, college life
and ensure that each student leaves with everything they will need to be a successful student through our New Student Orientation Program
. All new students registered for six credits or more are required
to attend this 4-hour Introduction to Northern Essex Community College.
Submit Immunization Requirement Form
Proof of immunization
is required for: 1) all full-time undergraduate students; 2) all full-time and part-time health science students; and 3) any full-time or part-time student attending a post-secondary institution while on a student or other visa, including foreign students attending or visiting classes as part of a formal academic visitation exchange program.