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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

In Person

At either of the One-Stop Student Centers listed below.
Haverhill Campus Lawrence Campus
Behrakis One-Stop Student Center
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-556- 3440
Career Planning and Academic Advising
414 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
Phone: 978-556-3440

Walk-in Hours:

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

By Phone

Call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700. You may be eligible to register over the phone.
Request interpreting/Speech to Text Services

Registration Checklist

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 at www.pin.ed.gov. 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 at 978.556.3900; 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 and Self-Service 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 One Stop Student Services Center, SC Building on the Haverhill Campus, or LC Building on the Lawrence Campus.


Complete a Veteran’s Action Form

Veterans or dependents of veterans should complete a Veteran’s Action form at the time of registration.

Contact Learning Accommodations Center

Students with documented disabilities should contact the Learning Accommodations Center 6-8 weeks before your semester starts and ask for a Request Services Meeting.

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.


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