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International Students

Become a student at NECC

If you are an international student, Northern Essex Community College will provide you with an affordable and supportive education. You can choose from over 70 academic programs, take advantage of tutoring and advising services, and get involved with sports, clubs, and college activities. We can help you achieve your goals!

NECC students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Countries typically represented in our student body are: Kenya, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Morocco, The Bahamas, Ecuador, Italy, China, Cambodia and the Dominican Republic. We are confident that you will feel very welcome here.

NECC has campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts. We are located just 45 minutes from Boston.

It’s easy to become a student at NECC. All you have to do is complete a free application and submit support documents to the NECC Admissions Office.

International Admissions

Learn more about the admissions process for the following International students:

International Student Support Resources

Learn more about student support resources for current NECC International students.


For information about the international student application process or how to apply to NECC as an International F-1 Student, please contact:

Izabela K. Iem, M.Ed.
Admissions & Enrollment Counselor,
DSO International Student Advisor
Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services and Career Planning & Advising Center
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-556-3726 | Email: