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
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.