1. Intent to Participate
    Notify your high school counselor by April 1 if you intend to participate in College Credit Plus next year. (Nonpublic and home school students must login to their SAFE accounts to apply for College Credit Plus Funding before April 15.)
  2. Apply for Admission
    Complete a College Credit Plus Application for Admission and then submit a signed CCP Consent Form to your high school counselor. Your school counselor will then submit it to NSCC with a copy of your high school transcript. (Please note: Your application is not complete until your CCP Consent Form is on file.)
    Application Deadlines:
    Summer Term Start – March 1
    Fall Term Start – April 15
    Spring Term Start – November 1
    *Your high school may have earlier deadlines. Contact your guidance counselor for details.
  3. Complete the ACCUPLACER Assessment or Submit ACT Scores
    When your application has been processed, the NSCC Admissions Office will mail you a student ID, or N number. You will use this to sign up to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment at northweststate.edu/testing. The ACT or ACCUPLACER Assessment will determine your academic readiness for college-level coursework. Click here for Course Placement Scores. Students must score within the green highlighted areas to be eligible for classes in that subject area. All College Credit Plus students must earn at least the minimum reading score.
    ACT or ACCUPLACER Qualification Deadline
    Summer Term- May 1
    Fall Term– June 30
    Spring Term– December 1
    *Your high school may have earlier deadlines. Contact your school counselor for details.
  4. Complete a CCP Advising & Orientation Workshop
    To become acclimated with college services and expectations, all College Credit Plus students are required to complete a College Credit Plus Advising and Orientation Workshop prior to registering for classes. Information on the orientation will be sent to the student after all qualification requirements are met.
  5. Select Classes
    Students can choose to take any class offered at NSCC. You can follow one of the suggested Pathways, or browse the course schedule for the entire list of classes offered. When you have determined your semester course schedule, meet with your school counselor to ensure that your selections will fulfill your high school graduation requirements. At that time, you can complete the NSCC Registration Form to be signed by your school counselor and submitted to NSCC.
  6. Meet with Your NSCC Academic Advisor
    All College Credit Plus students are required to meet with an academic advisor. Your advisor will contact you prior to the withdraw deadline each semester to schedule an appointment.