How do students apply for admission to NCC?
Visit our How Do I Apply Web page to identify your process for applying. How you apply and where you apply depends on what it is you want to do at NCC. Degree-seeking applicants may print the application, complete it and mail to: Office of Admissions, Nassau Community College, One Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions. Non-degree applicants should follow the instructions printed on their application.
How do students qualify for resident tuition?
To be eligible for resident tuition, a student must have one year's legal residency in New York State and six months in the County of Nassau. The legal residency of unmarried students under 21 is deemed to be that of their parents. Residency is proven is various ways, click here to review documentation which may be provided.
As a degree-seeking applicant, what other documents
must be submitted along with the application?
Applicants must send to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all previously attended schools. High school seniors must submit their current transcript; an official final copy will be required after graduation. First time applicants who fail to submit a final high school transcript will not be eligible to receive financial aid. The College reserves the right to request 3rd Party Verification of international high school documents.
Applicants who have attended college in the past must submit official transcripts from each college or university. Applicants who already possess a college degree do not have to submit high school records, except applicants who completed an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree must submit high school records. The degree must be posted on the college transcript. All other applicants have to submit both high school and college transcripts. Application materials must be sent to the Office of Admissions.
All students must submit provide required documents as well as the application fee to be considered complete.
Does NCC accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits?
Yes, please review our AP chart for current information.
What happens after I submit my application?
A Steps for Success booklet will be mailed to you. You must activate your NCC Student Email at that point. All official notifications from the College will be sent via your NCC Student Email.
What's next after all documentation is submitted?
An admissions counselor reviews the application materials to determine eligibility for the program of choice. If the applicant is deemed eligible, the counselor will determine whether the applicant requires placement testing. Applicants are notified by email regarding acceptance to their program of choice and any testing required. Applicants accepted into a degree or certificate program are considered to be matriculated.
Do I have to take the placement test?
Applicants for a degree or certificate are required to take the placement test, although some may be exempt from testing in math and/or English based on SAT scores or previous college credits. New students who have completed their admission process may LOGIN to schedule a test. Permanent exemptions from the placement test will be given to those students who provide documentation that they possess a college degree from an accredited institution, or who submit documentation that they have successfully completed both a college-level writing course equivalent to Nassau’s ENG 101 (Composition I) and a mathematics course equivalent to Nassau’s MAT 109 (Algebra and Trigonometry) or higher.
How do I request needed accommodations for my disability?
The Center for Students with Disabilities provides a comprehensive set of support services for students with documented physical, psychological, hearing, visual or learning disabilities. Click here for more information.
How do I select the courses for which I should register?
Once admitted into a degree or certificate programs, students are sent an email notifying them of their advisement appointment. Some departments use program faculty advisors to assist students in this process. Scheduled advisement sessions are limited. It is very important to come to you appointment. An Enrollment Information Session is provided prior to advisement. The Advisement Center advises evening students and is able to answer many general questions about specific programs.
Does Nassau Community College offer housing?
At this time, Nassau Community College does not have on-campus housing for students.X