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Admissions

Our goal is to help students be fearless in the pursuit of what sets their soul on fire. We want students to experience and achieve everything they'd expect at college.

We believe the student is the most important person on campus. We're committed to developing excellence in our students by instilling knowledge, advancing skills and providing opportunities to transfer and enter the workforce successfully. We aim to do this by providing comprehensive support services and activities, as well as offering students the ability to become well-rounded individuals, embrace diversity and develop leadership skills.

Admission Process

We pride ourselves in a streamlined admission process. We're an open enrollment institution and our admission application is completely free. However, depending on a students status there may be some additional steps to follow. Application selection types are listed below and identify the additional steps that must be taken for admission. Find the selection type that best describes you and take the steps to complete your admission file.

High School (Concurrent Enrollment)

Concurrent enrollment gives high school students the opportunity to take college classes and earn college credit while still attending high school. If you're a high school student looking to take college courses while also attending high school, please complete these steps to admission.

Set up a time to complete the application for admission and concurrent enrollment paperwork with your high school counselor and parents/guardian.

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Meet with your high school counselor to enroll in classes. It's essential that you meet with your counselor to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct classes.

Once you become a senior, complete steps 2-6 for New First-Time Anywhere students.

New First-time Anywhere (New College Student)

If you're graduating high school, have a diploma or GED and are looking to attend college for the first time, please complete these steps to admission. Note: concurrent enrollment students within our 5-county service area (Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma) will need to complete steps 2-6.

Apply for admission by completing the free admission application.

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Grants, work-study and student loans can all make your college education affordable. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for scholarships to get a jump start on your financial well-being.

FAFSA Scholarships

Log into your ACCESS NJC student portal and click the Navigate icon to start completing your To-Do items. The items on this list must be completed before you can enroll in classes.

Access NJC

Submit required documents.

  • Official high school transcripts: we require official high school transcripts through your 7th semester of high school. When you graduate, please send us proof of your final grades and graduation.
    • Mail - Office of Admission 100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751
    • Email - admissions@njc.edu
  • ACT/SAT scores: you can request that the testing agency send your test results directly to us, show that your ACT/SAT score is recorded on your high school transcripts, or provide the official documents of your test scores. If you answer YES to any of the below questions, you'll need to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer test.
    • Was your ACT score below 23 in math, 18 in English or 17 in reading?
    • Was your SAT score below 590 in math or 470 in evidence-based reading?
    • Has it been 5+ years since you've taken the ACT test or have you never taken it?

Contact our Testing Center at 970-521-6663 to see what scores your degree requires and/or to schedule your Accuplacer.

Do you plan to live on campus? We require all incoming freshman to live on campus unless they are within a 60-mile radius. Complete the housing application, pay your housing deposit and submit your immunization records to complete your housing file and reserve your room.

Housing Contract

Your file is almost complete! Please reserve your spot at one of our upcoming Registration Days to meet with an advisor and enroll in your classes.

Registration Day

Transfer

If you've taken college classes at another college or university and are transferring to Northeastern, please complete these steps to admission. Note: concurrent enrollment isn't considered transfer, please see New First-time Anywhere.

Apply for admission by completing the free admission application.

Apply Now

Grants, work-study and student loans can all make your college education affordable. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for scholarships to get a jump start on your financial well-being.

FAFSA Scholarships

Log into your ACCESS NJC student portal and click the Navigate icon to start completing your To-Do items. The items on this list must be completed before you can enroll in classes.

Access NJC

Submit required documents.

  • Official high school and college transcripts: please send us your official high school transcripts as well as any college transcripts.
    • Mail - Office of Admission 100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751
    • Email - admissions@njc.edu
  • ACT/SAT scores: you can request that the testing agency send your test results directly to us, show that your ACT/SAT score is recorded on your high school transcripts, or provide the official documents of your test scores. If you answer YES to any of the below questions, you'll need to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer test.
    • Was your ACT score below 23 in math, 18 in English or 17 in reading?
    • Was your SAT score below 590 in math or 470 in evidence-based reading?
    • Has it been 5+ years since you've taken the ACT test or have you never taken it?

Contact our Testing Center at 970-521-6663 to see what scores your degree requires and/or to schedule your Accuplacer.

Do you plan to live on campus? We require all incoming freshman to live on campus unless they are within a 60-mile radius. Complete the housing application, pay your housing deposit and submit your immunization records to complete your housing file and reserve your room.

Housing Contract

Your file is almost complete! Please reserve your spot at one of our upcoming Registration Days to meet with an advisor and enroll in your classes.

Registration Day

Readmission

If you're a previous Northeastern student and returning after more than one year, please complete these steps to admission.

Complete the readmission application. Since you've previously attended Northeastern, you'll need to complete the readmission application in order to reactivate your student account.

Readmission Application

International

If you're planning to attend Northeastern on a F-1 student visa, please complete these steps to admission.

Apply for admission by completing the International Student Application.

You'll need to upload the following documents to the application:

  • Copy of Passport or National Identification Card
  • Record of immunizations

Application deadlines if you're out of the country

Fall semester: July 15
Spring semester: December 15

Submit the International Student Financial Statement. This document, along with required paperwork documentation (bank statements, affidavits of support, sponsorship letters, etc.) verifies your ability to cover the cost of your academic program and cost of living while attending NJC.

You'll need to upload the following documents to the financial statement or submit them via email to sarah.stone-robinson@njc.edu:

  • bank statements
  • affidavits of support
  • sponsorship letters

Supply certified English translations of high school transcripts indicating graduation and unofficial copies of all college transcripts (if applicable). Be sure to request a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript. NOTE: If you're going to be a student athlete, we'll also need official school transcripts mailed to us in order for you to play sports.

If your native language is other than English, you must provide one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) showing a minimum score of 475 paper-based, 150 computer-based, or 52 internet-based
  • Michigan Test of English Language proficiency showing a minimum score of 75
  • Recommendations from the English Language School with completion of Level 109
  • Completion of Level 5 advanced at an Intensive English Language Center
  • Graduation from an American high school after attending for at least two years
  • If you've taken the STEP examination in Japan and hold a LEVEL II evaluation or above
  • Special admission waiver approved by the President of the college

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Upon receipt of the items listed in steps 1-4, NJC will issue the United States Immigration Form I-20. You then will apply for an F-1 visa through the U.S. Consulate in your home country.

Health insurance is mandatory and you'll need to look for a provider on your own. NJC recommends the Student Secure plan through International Student Insurance because it provides comprehensive student health coverage designed for international students at reasonable rates. All international students at NJC should purchase either the Budget Plan or higher to provide coverage for additional athletic injuries or other illnesses. 

Student athletes will be required to purchase secondary insurance to cover major athletic injuries. Please contact head athletic trainer, Nate Kelley at nate.kelley@njc.edu or 970-521-6674 for details.