Northeast Iowa Community College makes sense! With affordable tuition, more than 85 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.
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.
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.
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 tests are used to determine academic ability and appropriate placement in college courses. Acceptable placement tests include ACT Compass®, ACCUPLACER® or ACT®. 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 ACT Compass testing® at a NICC testing location closest to you. Bring a photo ID and allow up to two hours to complete the assessment.
Some programs require additional admission requirements for program acceptance. Please be sure to review the requirements for your specific academic program.
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.
Participating in orientation helps students become familiar with campus and prepares students for what to expect on the first day.