Start Your Journey Today!

At Northwest State Community College, we are here to help you as you begin the next step in your educational journey. Scroll down to see the timeline that will help you get started on your path to success. If you are considering the College Credit Plus Program as a high school student or are Bachelors bound from NSCC to another higher education institution, use the buttons below to navigate to the appropriate page.



The first step you should take to show your interest in NSCC is to apply. Our application is free and easy to complete within 15-20 minutes

Explore Our Academic Programs

Whether you know exactly what you would like to study or if you are still exploring options, NSCC can help you start your academic journey in nearly 70 different degree and certificate programs.

Connect with Us

You have your own personal admissions counselor who is ready to answer your questions. Click here to contact us or to schedule a visit to campus.On a campus visit, you can meet one on one with your admissions counselor and take a tour.

Send In Your Transcripts

You will want to make sure you have an official copy of any transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at NSCC. The high school and, if applicable, colleges/universities can send them by email to Admissions@NorthwestState.edu

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to help cover the cost of attendance! Check out your opportunities here.
Filing the FAFSA gives you access to grants and loans as an aid opportunity. When filing the FAFSA, dependent students and parent/guardians will need separate FSA ID’s. To have your FAFSA information sent to NSCC, you will need our school code of 008677.

Complete Your Next Steps

In order to register for classes, you will want to complete some additional steps. The Office of Admissions is here to assist you with these next steps prior to connecting with your academic advisor.

Get Your Student ID

You can pick up your student ID card at the campus police office. The campus police are located in the Atrium of the A Building on campus. The student ID card is free for students the first time issued.

Check out the Bookstore

The NSCC Bookstore is located just outside the Atrium in A Building on campus near the Oasis and library. In addition to textbook options, the bookstore has a selection of supplies and materials for class, computers and software, spirit clothes, snacks, and more.

Get Involved!

Contact career and activity services to find a campus job or student group to join! Email mjacobs@northweststate.edu for more information.

Links to Get Started