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

We encourage you to connect virtually with NHCC through an info session or appointment to learn more about college! Check out an overview of the steps below, then get started! Please let us know if you have any questions and we'll be glad to help.

  • 1. Apply for Admission


    • Check your email for communication regarding acceptance (this may be in your spam/junk folder).
    • Submit official high school transcript or GED certificate if you graduated in the past 5 years
    • Submit test scores, such as ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test scores. These will be used for placement and waivers.
    • Immunization Record Form

    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 through May 15!

  • 3. Take Placement Test(s)

    ACCUPLACER testing on-campus is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Remote (online) ACCUPLACER testing is available. Details on placement testing changes and waivers are available on our Testing Center website.

    You can schedule your placement test online through RegisterBlast. Please contact our Testing Center at or 763-424-0928 with any questions or as an alternative to scheduling your test online.

    We encourage you to review our placement waiver options 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, call the Advising Center at 763-424-0703 to schedule a time to meet with an Academic Advisor to register for classes. Also, remember to access Navigate to help with your student success and connect with Advisors!

    Transfer Students

    Transfer students in good academic standing may be able to register online for courses (self-selecting classes) 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.