You are a Freshman applicant if since graduating high school, you have never enrolled in college, and you plan to obtain a college degree or certificate. Freshman applicants may also be eligible to receive financial aid.
You have or will have earned a recognized high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) diploma by the start of your first matriculated semester at NCC.
Did you review the program requirement chart to see if you will meet the requirements for your selected program of study? Did you choose an appropriate second choice program?
Most freshmen with a recognized high school diploma will be accepted for admission. HOWEVER, many programs have specific requirements which must be met before admission is granted. (Click here for the PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CHART) Applicants who are ineligible for their selected program will be admitted to an alternate program. Students can change their major for a future semester after the completion of any required remedial work and fulfillment of admissions requirements.
Complete the Online Application and Pay the non-refundable Application Fee
Click the Apply Now button to submit your application. The application fee of $50 must be submitted with your application. Your application cannot be submitted without this payment.
Meet the Application Completion Deadlines.
Fall Semester: AUGUST 15 Spring Semester: JANUARY 6
Certain degree programs have earlier deadline dates. See Program Requirement Chart here.
If a deadline falls on a weekend, applications and all supporting credentials are accepted through the following Monday.
Note: check the college website for deadline information for summer and winter sessions.
Submit required documents as soon as possible.
Please note, Nassau Community College reserves the right to request an applicant complete a third party evaluation for academic documents from outside of the Unites States. The evaluation company must be members of AACRAO, NAFSA, NACES, AICE, ATA and Better Business Bureau.
Schedule an appointment for the college’s placement test.
If you were born on or after 1/1/1957, and are registering for six or more credits, New York State requires you to submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in order to secure your registration for classes. You must also submit the required NYS meningitis survey. Go to www.ncc.edu/healthservices to learn more.
Paying for college!
All new students are strongly encouraged to file for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. By completing these forms, you may be eligible for federal and state grants, loans and college work-study.