NECC Hosts Information Session for Students Who Want to Transfer In Credits
Do you have some college credits but no degree?
For the first time, Northern Essex Community College is hosting a special event for students who are interested in “transferring in” credits from other colleges and getting on track to complete a degree.
The Transfer In to NECC Information Session will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 from 6 to 7 pm in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St. At the information session, you’ll learn how to get credit for courses you took at another college, about programs that meet your interests, and the cost of attending Northern Essex.
Each year, approximately one in ten students who enroll at Northern Essex Community College bring credits from another college, according to the college’s statistics.
There are a lot of reasons for transferring in credits to Northern Essex, said Danny Richer, NECC’s director of admissions. “Some students choose to attend a residential campus right out of high school and find they’re not quite ready to be away from home. Others stopped out for academic or financial reasons, and are now ready to get back in college, sometimes after a few years off.”
Kiley Broadhurst of Danville, NH, a Northern Essex Journalism/Communications major, for example, attended a private school in Florida after graduating from Timberlane High School in 2016. When she still was exploring majors after her first semester, she decided it didn’t make sense to continue.
“By the time December rolled around, I realized I still had no idea what I wanted to pursue. I just wanted to be at a place that could help me get an education without putting me into considerable debt. And eventually I recognized that the place I wanted was much closer to home,” said Broadhurst.
Northern Essex accepted her credits from the Florida college and she will graduate with her associate’s degree in May and plans to transfer to a public university in Massachusetts or possibly San Diego where her brother lives with his family.
With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth. Each year, close to 8,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,600 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit the website at www.necc.mass.edu.