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Student Orientation at Northern Essex Community College

Congratulations! You successfully completed Student Orientation

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

  • A staff member will contact you via phone/text/email to schedule your advising and registration appointment.
  • Scroll down to see what additional steps you may need to complete the enrollment process and prepare for the start of classes.

Steps to Complete the Enrollment Checklist

Complete Academic Placement (MUST be completed before an appointment can be made):

      Apply for Financial Aid

      View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

      Pay for Your Classes

      • Check myNECC portal for billing statement after registering for classes
      • Set up a payment plan (if applicable)

      Complete Health Insurance Waiver

      Students enrolled in nine or more credit hours must participate in the College Student Medical and Accident Insurance Plan.

      Submit Immunizations

      Access Student Technology


      Steps to Complete for the Start of Classes

      Purchase or Rent Textbooks

      Flyer with Instructions on how to Purchase Books


      Learning Accommodations and Accessibility at NECC

        Check Your Schedule

        • Double-check your schedule for any last minute changes in Navigate or myNECC portal

        Begin Participating on the First Day of Class

        • Online courses – log into Blackboard on the first day, review the syllabus, and begin coursework
        • On-campus courses – go to class on the first day and instructor will explain next steps
        • Hybrid (on-campus & online) courses – go to class on the first on-campus day AND log into Blackboard

        Connect with Student Life

        Create a Budget to Manage the Additional Costs of College

        View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

        As a college student, it is important to balance the costs of college and other life expenses. Discover how you can practice budgeting strategies and ways NECC can help you save money.

        Continue to use the NECC Student Orientation webpage as a resource

        • Watch the orientation videos as many times as you would like

        Have Questions?


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