NHCC | North Hennepin Community College


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First Time Admissions

Follow these steps for admission if you are a new college student.

We encourage you to visit NHCC for an information session, tour, or appointment to learn more about college! Are you a veteran or active duty military member? If so, ask us about our application fee waiver before applying.

Have you previously applied or attended NHCC after high school? Complete a Student Record Update Form.

  • 1. Apply for Admission

    Complete an online or paper application and submit:

    • $20 application fee
    • Official high school transcript or GED certificate if you have graduated in the past 5 years
    • Immunization Record Form
  • 2. Apply for Financial Aid

    NHCC students may receive financial aid to help pay for tuition, fees and books through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Foundation scholarships are also available!

  • 3. Take Placement Test(s) - ACCUPLACER

    Placement tests are required to assess college readiness in reading, writing, and math. Test results will determine if students are ready for college-level or developmental courses.

    We suggest you review sample ACCUPLACER questions before completing placement tests.

    You may be able to complete a placement waiver if you have completed a college-level composition or mathematics course, or have recently taken the ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA, or SAT and have qualifying test scores.

  • 4. Complete Online Orientation

    All new students are required to complete an online orientation. This orientation introduces students to available resources for college success.

  • 5. Register for Classes at a Registration Session

    After completing online orientation, students can register for classes by attending a registration session at NHCC, where advisors will provide academic program information and help with class registration.

  • 6. Pay Tuition and Buy Books

    Students may pay for tuition and books using financial aid (if they qualify), cash, check, credit card, payment plan, or veteran benefits.



Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building