Enroll at NICC

The first step can be the hardest, but you're not alone at Northeast Iowa Community College. Use the steps below to guide you through our admissions process.

Step 1: Submit Your Application for Admission

Complete and submit your application online. Students interested in receiving college credit, but not pursuing a degree from NICC, please review information for non-degree seeking students.

Apply Online

Step 2: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Apply Early! Seventy-nine percent of NICC students received some form of financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine your eligibility for federal and college-based aid. Applying for scholarships can significantly reduce your education costs.

Step 3: Submit Your 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 be sent to the Admissions Office.

Step 4: Admissions Placement Testing

Admission placement testing helps you register for the right classes which ensures your success. Acceptable placement tests include ACCUPLACER®, ACT® or ACT Compass®. Test scores are valid for three 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® at an NICC testing location closest to you. Bring a photo ID and allow up to three hours to complete the assessment.

Step 5: Acceptance and Registration

Once all the admission steps are complete, you will receive an acceptance packet in the mail along with registration information.

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Contact Us

Hillary Vamstad
Calmar Admissions Representative
vamstadh@nicc.edu
800.728.2256, ext. 307

Angela Pyzocha
Peosta Admissions Representative
pyzochaa@nicc.edu
800.728.7367, ext. 312

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