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Orientation at Northern Essex Community College

Completar la orientación estudiantil en español.

Welcome to NECC!

Your first step as an incoming student is to complete the mandatory NECC Student Orientation. Orientation is the best way to get acquainted with NECC, prepare for the start of classes, and learn how we can support you along the way.

Self-Paced Student Orientation—Complete Now!

To complete this self-paced Student Orientation (below), you must:

  1. Watch all the closed captioned videos in each of the five sections
  2. Complete the required survey
  3. Submit survey and staff will contact you for an advising appointment
Begin Self-Paced Orientation

Accommodations or Interpreting Services

Interpreting Hands IconIf you require accommodations or interpreting services for either orientation option, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources and Services (formerly the “Learning Accommodations Center”) to make confidential arrangements.

Email: centerforaccess@necc.mass.edu

Phone: 978-556-3654


Section 1: Welcome to NECC!

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Welcome to Northern Essex Community College

Welcome Message from President Lane Glenn.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Welcome to NECC Student Orientation

Find out how to complete orientation and what you can expect to learn.

Section 2: Preparing for Online Learning

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Starting Online at NECC

Learn how to access online courses at NECC, what to expect from them, and additional tips to be successful in the remote learning format.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Get Connected! Using Technology at NECC

Learn how to log into your myNECC portal, student email, Blackboard, DegreeWorks, and how to sign up for NECC alerts.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Get Connected! Using Navigate

Learn how to access the Navigate app, customize your settings, schedule appointments and familiarize yourself with additional features such as the Major Explorer, Schedule Planner, and more!

Section 3: Academic Planning and Advising

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Academic Advising

Learn how Academic Advising can support you in getting on the path to achieving your goals.

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Transfer Opportunities

NECC has many transfer agreements and other arrangements where you can save time and money by taking advantage of possible guaranteed transfer of credits, among other benefits.

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Preparing to Meet with an Advisor

Find out what you can do ahead of time to get the most out of your Advising experience.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Planning Your Schedule

Students must create a schedule that works for them. Academic Advisors can guide you through the planning process. Find out what you can do ahead of time to get the most out of your Advising experience.

Section 4: Life of a Student/Policy and Resources

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View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Student Success Resources

Explore the many Academic and Student Support Resources available to help you succeed at NECC.

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Academic Centers

Students will connect to an Academic Center based on their academic pathway. Learn what they have to offer students in their programs.

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Get Involved at NECC

There is much more to college than just going to class. Find out how you can get involved in student engagement opportunities at NECC.

Section 5: Paying for College

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Paying for College

Students have a variety of payment options to help pay for the costs associated with college, including grants, loans, scholarships, and payment plans. Explore each option to develop a plan to pay for college.

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Student Accounts and Financial Aid

Learn how to access your student account and financial aid.

Section 6: Complete Required Survey and Next Steps

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“We’re All In This Together”

All of us at NECC are so glad you are here! There is a lot of uncertainty right now, however, there is one thing you can be sure of, we are all in this together.

Orientation Completion

Thank you for watching all the NECC Student Orientation Videos.

We hope you learned a lot about what NECC has to offer, and how we can support you in this journey with us. Students must now complete the required survey. Once submitted, the Orientation Team will process your response and contact you by phone/text/email to schedule an appointment.

*WINTER/SPRING APPLICANTS: REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1ST. A STAFF MEMBER WILL CONTACT YOU THE WEEK BEFORE TO SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT.*

Orientation Completion Survey

 

Next Steps After Orientation

Now that you have completed the survey, there are some more items you may need complete in preparation for the start of classes. Find out what steps are next for you to meet with an Academic Advisor, create your class schedule, and more.

Post-Orientation Next Steps

 

Questions?

Contact the Orientation Team at orientation@necc.mass.edu 


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