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Transferring In? We Make It Easy!

Have you tried another college but had trouble making it work, whether socially, financially, or academically? Close to one-third of our students who enrolled at Northern Essex in the fall of 2020 had credits from another college on their transcripts and found success here. We welcome you to join them and get your education back on track!

Non-NECC Student

If you are interested in signing up for one or two classes but not interested in pursuing a degree at NECC, please check out our Course Search tool and submit the Non-NECC registration form: Non NECC Student Registration Form Once approved and registered you will receive a confirmation email. If you have questions please call an Enrollment Services Specialist at 978-556-3700.

Transferring Into NECC

Transferring Into NECC

  1. Apply
  2. Submit proof of final high school completion or high school equivalency (HSE). Please send and submit official college transcript(s) to
    Note: Official College or University transcripts must be mailed or emailed electronically to NECC directly.
  3. Receive your academic placement or waiver: Applicants who do not qualify for a waiver will need to take the academic assessment prior to registering. For waiver eligibility, visit
  4. Complete the mandatory NECC Student Orientation. You will then be contacted by Orientation staff member to set up your advising and registration appointment.

While credits that transfer vary by program and your advisor will let you know which of your course credits transfer, credit may be awarded for college level courses with a grade of “C” or better. A minimum of 24 credit hours of course work must be completed at NECC in order to qualify for an associate degree and a minimum of 12 credits must be completed at NECC to qualify for a certificate.

Mailing Address:

NECC Welcome Express Office Northern Essex Community College 100 Elliott Street Haverhill, MA 01830

Email Address:

Contact NECC

The Office of Admission has a variety of ways for prospective students and families to get in touch with us virtually. Check out an upcoming “Visit Opportunity” in which Admissions host opportunities to connect through; an Open House events, Information Sessions, Transfer Information Session, and many other events. Our events highlight academic programs, transfer-in process, support services and student life opportunities at NECC. For questions related to admission to the college, you can email:

Mailing Address:

NECC Welcome Express Office Northern Essex Community College 100 Elliott Street Haverhill, MA 01830 We look forward to connecting with you!

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