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Free Program Prepares Students for College

Submitted by on June 19, 2018 – 1:23 pm

Want to enroll in college, but don’t know where to start? Do you worry that you aren’t academically prepared? You can prepare for success in college in the free Transition to College Program at Northern Essex Community College.

Transition to College is accepting applicants for this fall. Classes start September 5, with an orientation to the program in late August.

If you have a high school diploma or equivalency, want to improve your academic skills for college, and would like to research careers, then this program is for you. Transition to College is also perfect for adult English Language Learners with high level English skills and a diploma from their home country.

The Transition to College Program provides academic work in reading, writing, math and computers while integrating college adjustment skills such as time management, organization, note taking, paper writing, library, study, and homework skills.

Additionally, students learn about the culture and expectations of college, complete a college application and financial aid forms, and receive career planning guidance and advising.

Classes are held at the Riverwalk Campus of NECC, 360 Merrimack St., in Lawrence.

For additional information, contact Alisa Povenmire, Program Coordinator, at 978-659-1272 or by email at

This program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.