Non-Degree Seeking Students

Follow these steps if you plan to only take select courses at North Hennepin and are not seeking a degree or certificate from NHCC.

  • 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 have graduated in the past 5 years
    • Immunization Record Form
  • 2. Take Placement Test(s) or Submit Official Transcripts

    To meet course pre-requisites or placement levels, you may need to complete the ACCUPLACER, a placement waiver, or submit official transcripts to our Records & Registration office. Ask us if you have any questions about this step!

  • 3. Register for Classes

    When you are ready to register for classes, please do so through NHCC eServices. Do you want to learn more about registering for classes?

  • 4. Pay Tuition and Buy Books

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

Interested in taking summer courses at NHCC?

Visit for specific information about summer courses.

Visiting students enrolled in the Minnesota State system

If you are a current student at another Minnesota State system (formerly MnSCU) college or university, you may be able to register at NHCC as a visiting student using your eServices account if the course does not have a prerequisite or required placement level.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to e-Services using your account at your current (home) Minnesota State institution.
  2. Select Courses & Registration, and then Search for a Course.
  3. In the dropdown for College/University, find North Hennepin Community College.
  4. Find your desired course at NHCC, and then click the Add button (plus sign) on the left.
  5. Follow the steps on the top - Search, Search Results & Plan, Review My Plan, and Register.
  6. You will receive an e-mail within 3 business days from Records & Registration with your NHCC student ID and D2L instructions.

Please remember:

  • Non-degree seeking and visiting students are not eligible for financial aid through NHCC. Check with your home institution if you are currently enrolled at another college/university.
  • You must follow all listed pre-requisites and placement levels.
  • Only admitted student (not visiting) may submit official transcripts for review to meet pre-requisites.
  • Placement tests and orientation are not mandatory for non-degree seeking and visiting students.
  • It is beneficial to verify how NHCC course(s) transfer with your current or future college/university before enrolling. Course transfer is determined by the receiving institution.