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Register Early and Have the First Choice of Classes and Get the Schedule That Works for You!

Please choose the type of student you are below to get directions on how to register. Registration begins April 13, 2020. Fall classes begin Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Choose from three summer sessions, beginning May 12, 2020 or June 22, 2020.

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How to Register

I am a current NECC Student

I am a current NECC Student

If you are a current student at NECC (you took classes in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020), you can register online in Self Service.

Faculty and professional advisors are ready to help you develop academic plans using Navigate and DegreeWorks yourself. We urge you to use Navigate to schedule virtual appointments with your advisor.

Please note, if you are on Academic Probation, you will need to communicate with your academic advisor before you can register.

If you are unable to register online, we have advisors ready to help you! Call 978-556-3700 or schedule an appointment with an advisor via Navigate.

Instructions to Register

Instructions to Register:

Here are the steps you can take to get ready to register online:

  1. Make an appointment with your advisor
    1. Download or login to Navigate with your student ID and password
    2. Click “Appointments”
      Appointments icon and link screenshot
    3. Select “Academic Advising” and “Returning Student Advising”
    4. Select “Faculty Virtual Appointment” for the location
    5. Look for your advisor and find a time that works for both of you
  2. If you don’t have an assigned advisor or don’t see your advisor’s availability listed, contact the advising center to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
  3. It’s important to know that your advisor will expect you to try planning your next semesters’ courses before your appointment. Here are the steps to plan your semester:
    1. To get started, access Navigate via your desktop computer. It’s important that you use the Chrome browser (If you don’t have computer access, schedule an appointment with your advisor or call the Welcome Express desk)
    2. Click on “Planner” in Navigate (To do this, you need to be logged in on a computer or tablet, not in the app)
      "Planner" button link screenshot
    3. Add the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms to your plan on the right side of the screen
      Screenshot of "My Academic Planner" Heading, "Show completed terms" button set to off, "Add a new term" button with a drop down of terms.
    4. If you are a new student at NECC and declared your major in Fall 2019 or later, you should see a list of suggested courses on the left of your planner, with a blank space on the right. Add some terms on the right of the page, and then you can click to drag courses from the suggested list to the terms.
    5. If you declared your major before Fall 2019, you will need to get your list of courses needed to finish your major from an advisor, from your DegreeWorks plan, or from your program website. Then, you can use the Search feature to add courses to terms just like a new student.
    6. Click “Pick Times” for each term and block off your busy times on the schedule
      "Pick times" button link screenshot
    7. Click “Sections” to see which sections are available during your FREE time
      Screenshot of the "My Planned Courses" heading with an "ENG101 English Comp I" course link under it (with "3 available times" text under it), and the "Sections" button after it.
    8. Add the section you want onto the weekly schedule. If you are using a Desktop you can Drag and Drop them.
      Screenshot of an English Course "Section" with dates, times and location.
  4. You should review these changes with your advisor in your appointment to make sure you have selected the correct courses
  5. When you’re ready to register for your classes, scroll down below the weekly schedule and make a note of each course’s CRN
  6. Click “Registration Portal” and enter your CRNs into Self Service to Register for your classes
    Sreenshot of "My Schedule" heading with "Registration Portal" button link above.
  7. Watch this video for a short tutorial on how to register using Banner: (Embed video)

    View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.


I am a new NECC Student

I am a new NECC Student

I will begin taking classes in Fall 2020.

New and Transfer Students who will begin taking classes in Fall 2020

New and Transfer Students who will begin taking classes in Fall 2020

Instructions to Register
  • Complete an online NECC Application
  • You will receive an email with your NECC ID number and Navigate login instructions.
  • You will be required to attend NECC’s Virtual New Student Orientation and Advising Program.
  • You will complete your Fall 2020 course selection (registration) after you have attended the Virtual New Student Orientation and Advising program.
  • Navigate will inform you of when you are eligible to sign up for Orientation.
    • We will also communicate information about signing up for Orientation through your NECC Email and mailings to your home address.
I previously took a class at NECC

I previously took a class at NECC

I previously took a class at NECC and want to come back to take more classes.

Previously Took a Class

Previously Took a Class

Instructions to Register
  • Contact NECC at 978-556-3700
  • You will be readmitted to NECC which will allow you to register for classes
  • If you need to speak with an Advisor after you have been readmitted, email or make an appointment: Academic Advising

Don’t See Yourself in the Descriptions Above?

If you are an Early College (Dual Enrollment) Student, a NECCUM student, here to take one or two classes but not pursue a degree, or are interested in Community Education Classes see registration instructions below.

Interested in Early College (Dual Enrollment) classes

Interested in Early College (Dual Enrollment) classes

If you are a high school student interested in taking courses at NECC please email to request an application. Include your full name, year in high school, and high school name in the email. Once your application and assessment are complete the PK12 will work with you to register you for courses.

If you are a current high school student enrolled at NECC (you took classes in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020) please email Include your full name, year in high school, and high school name in the email. Additionally, answer the following questions: 1. Are you taking courses at NECC for both college and high school credit (dual enrollment)? What courses are you thinking of taking?

Instructions to Register

It all starts with emailing

The PK12 staff will work with you to determine what type of courses you high school enrolls students into and then we will work with you to either register you OR connect you to an academic advisor at NECC who can help you determine the best courses to take.

A NECCUM Student

A NECCUM Student

You are an NECC student who would like to take a course at one of our NECCUM Partner Colleges – UMass Lowell, Merrimack College, Salem State University, Endicott College, Montserrat College of Art, Gordon College, Middlesex Community College or North Shore Community College.


You are a student from one of the colleges listed above and would like to take a course at NECC to complete degree requirements at your home college or just take an interesting course for fun!

Instructions to Register

If you are an NECC student

tell your advisor you are interested in taking a course at one of our NECCUM partner colleges and they will begin the registration paperwork for you and send you a link to confirm that you wish to register for the course listed. Once you have confirmed, we’ll take it from there!

If you are a visiting student from one of the partner colleges above (Welcome!)

Please email Michelle Sunday at with the information of the course you are interested in registering for and she will help you get the process started.

Here to take a class

Here to Take a Class

If you are interested in signing up for one or two classes but not interested in pursuing a degree at NECC, please follow these steps.

Instructions to Register

  1. Email the following information to
    1. Your full name
    2. The best phone number to reach you
    3. A copy of your transcript (Official or unofficial)
    4. The information for the course you’d like to sign up for. The more information you can provide, the better!
      1. CRN
      2. Course Name
      3. Course Code
      4. Time of day of the course
  2. We will confirm via email and provide next steps once registration opens.
Interested in Community Education Classes

Interested in Community Education Classes

If you are interested in taking one of our many Community Education classes, please follow the instructions below.

Instructions to Register

Please call 978-556-3700 to register for Community Education classes. Our Welcome Express staff will assist you with registration.

*Please be aware that even though the college is planning to run regular courses in classrooms on campus this summer and fall, the COVID-19 Pandemic could again force us to move teaching and learning off campus to a remote mode. Although we hope this will not happen, it is important for you to understand that it could happen. We are also offering fully online courses in summer and fall that you can register in instead. Those should not be disrupted by the COVID-19 situation. For the college’s expectations for student usage of technology in NECC courses, please see the “What content delivery expectations should students be aware of and prepared for” section of the “Academic Programs & Course Expectations” in the Academic Catalog.

Payment Options

All tuition and fee payments are made to the Student Accounts Office. View information about making payments and payment options.

Questions About Financial Aid?

Review the Financial Aid FAQs, and Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines

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