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Missy Hvitved
Calmar Admissions Representative
hvitvedm@nicc.edu
800.728.2256, ext. 307

Jennifer Kane
Peosta Admissions Representative
kaneje@nicc.edu
800.728.7367, ext. 211

Rebekah Matthews
Peosta Admissions Representative
matthewsr@nicc.edu
800.728.7367, ext. 312


Enroll at NICC

Northeast Iowa Community College makes sense! With affordable tuition, more than 90 academic programs to choose from and convenient campus and center locations, students can earn an Associate of Arts degree and transfer to a four-year college or university or graduate prepared for a career in a high-demand field. NICC staff and faculty are here to make your college education a success. Get started by completing the steps below.

Apply for Admission

Apply Online

To earn a degree or college credits, apply now. To update your personal or professional skills, view the offerings provided by Business and Community Solutions. Students interested in receiving college credit, but not pursuing a degree from NICC, please review our information for guest students.

Apply for Financial Aid

All students should apply for financial aid. Apply early to ensure your aid is in place prior to the start of the semester and to be considered for federal and college-based aid.

High School and College Transcripts

Contact your high school or high school equivalency diploma (HSED) testing center and all colleges you have previously attended to request an official transcript/score report be sent to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend. Online students may send transcripts to either campus.

Placement Testing

Placement tests are used to determine academic ability and appropriate placement in college courses. Acceptable placement tests include ACCUPLACER, ACT or COMPASS.  Test scores are valid for five years from the test date. Consideration of a placement test waiver is given to students who submit acceptable test scores or transcripts of prior college coursework to the Admissions Office for evaluation. Schedule ACCUPLACER testing at a NICC testing location closest to you. Bring a photo ID and allow up to two hours to complete the assessment.

Additional Admission Requirements

Some programs require additional admission requirements for program acceptance. Please be sure to review the requirements for your specific academic program.

Acceptance

Once all the application steps are complete, students will receive an acceptance packet in the mail containing their Xpress username and password, along with registration information.

Orientation

Participating in orientation helps students become familiar with campus and prepares students for what to expect on the first day.‌