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Early College Orientation at Northern Essex Community College

Welcome to NECC!

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

Self-paced Early College 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 and submit the required survey

Accommodations or Interpreting Services

If you require accommodations or interpreting services for the orientation, contact the Learning Accommodations Center to make confidential arrangements.

Email: lacenter@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 Early College Student Orientation

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

Section 2: Student Life/Policy and Resources

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Student Rights and Code of Conduct

Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an NECC student.

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. 

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Academic Centers

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

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

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 3: Student Financial Services

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Student Financial Services

Learn how to access your student account and financial aid.

Section 4: Academic Planning and Advising

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Early College Academic Advising

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

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

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.

Section 5: Complete Required Survey and Next Steps

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!

Orientation Completion

Thank you for watching all the NECC Early College Student Orientation Videos.

We hope you learned a lot about what NECC and Early College has to offer, and how we can support you in this journey with us. You can come back to these videos as often as you would like. Students must complete the required survey. Once submitted, the Early College team will process your response and you’ll be all set to start the semester!

 

Submit Survey

 

If you have any questions and/or would like to meet with us, please email pk12@necc.mass.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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