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

We encourage you to visit NHCC for an info session, tour, or appointment to learn more about college!

  • 1. Apply for Admission

    APPLY ONLINE and submit:

    • $20 application fee - waived for veterans or active duty military members (show DD214 or Military ID to Admissions to receive waiver)
    • Official high school transcript or GED certificate if you graduated in the past 5 years
    • Immunization Record Form

    If you do not receive an acceptance email within three days, please check your email's spam or junk mail filter.

    Are you a transfer student? You must also submit...

    • Official college transcripts from institutions outside the Minnesota State system (MnSCU). E-transcripts from Minnesota State institutions are automatically received when you apply. Transcripts are evaluated for credit and prerequisite completion within two weeks (evaluation sent via email). Please review our transfer credit policies.

      Mail official transcripts to:
      North Hennepin Community College
      Records & Registration
      7411 85th Avenue N
      Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

    Are you returning to NHCC? You must also complete...

  • 2. Apply for Financial Aid

    Apply for aid to help pay for tuition, fees and books through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or MN Dream Act. 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 determine if students are ready for college-level or developmental courses.

    Please review ACCUPLACER sample questions before completing placement tests.

    You may be able to complete a placement waiver if you have completed a college-level English composition or math 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 in D2L. Please use your StarID and password to log-in to D2L to complete your Online Orientation, which is found in the 'My Courses' section. This orientation introduces students to available resources for college success. Contact the Advising Center at 763-424-0703 or with any questions.

  • 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. Call 763-424-0703 to sign up for a Registration Session.

    Transfer Students

    Transfer students in good academic standing may be able to register online for courses a couple days after completing online orientation.

  • 6. Pay Tuition and Buy Books

    Students may pay for tuition and books using financial aid, cash, check, credit card, payment plan, or Veterans benefits.