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Already Admitted and Ready to Register for Classes?

If you are a first time student seeking admission to the college, you will follow the steps to apply to the college before registering for classes.

Before you register for classes, visit the Career Planning and Advising Center (CPAC) to develop an academic plan with an advisor. Your advisor will enter your plan into DegreeWorks. DegreeWorks is a web-based planning tool to help students and advisors monitor student’s progress toward degree completion. DegreeWorks provides a more accessible, convenient, and organized way for students to know where they are academically and how they can plan the rest of their college careers. DegreeWorks is not a substitution for consultation with an academic advisor. It 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



If you would like to register in-person visit one of our One-Stop Student Centers listed below.

Haverhill Campus

Behrakis One-Stop Student Center (Building SC)
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Map of the Haverhill Campus

Lawrence Campus

Career Planning and Academic Advising
414 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Map of the Lawrence Campus

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
  • All students in Allied Health Programs, regardless of credits or GPA
By Phone

By Phone

Call Enrollment Services at 978-556-3700. You may be eligible to register over the phone.

Interpreting/Access Requests

Request Interpreting/ Speech to Text Services. For more info contact

To file a Request for Interpreter/Communication Access Services complete the request form online by clicking on the image to the right.

The Accommodations Scheduler will confirm your request.

Admission/Registration Checklist

If you haven’t already, make sure you:

Apply for Financial Aid Online

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 create an FSA ID. The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, made up of a username and password, is used to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to authenticate your identity when accessing your financial aid information. You can create an FSA ID at If you are a dependent student your parent must also create an FSA ID.

Your second step is to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at When completing the FAFSA online, you will be asked a series of questions that determine if you are dependent or independent for financial aid purposes. If you are a dependent student, you are required to report parental income and other information. If independent and married, you are required to report all information regarding your spouse.

Important: 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

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 to Avoid Being Dropped From Your Classes

Pay Your Bill to avoid being dropped from your classes

Students must pay their tuition by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes for non-payment. You can use the online, 24/7 service that allows students to receive online billing with automatic email alerts. Log into myNECC, click on the My Information tab, then click on the View my Account, Make a Payment, View eStatements, eRefunds link.

Payment options include:

  • Pay in full, using cash, check ,or money order
  • Use the NECC 4-month installment plan. The Payment Plan offers you the opportunity to spread your tuition payments, interest -free into monthly installments.
  • Pay with Financial Aid. Applying for financial aid and submitting all paperwork early ensures that Financial Aid can evaluate your eligibility prior to your tuition bill due date.
  • Third Party Billing: Scholarship, Tuition Waiver, Private Funding
Access myNECC for Self-Service and Email

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

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

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 and Military Action Form, if Applicable

Complete a Veteran’s and Military Action Form, if applicable

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

Contact Learning Accommodations Center, if Applicable

Contact Learning Accommodations Center, if Applicable

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

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

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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