After You Have Been Accepted
Please carefully review this information. It is very important that you follow the required steps in order to be eligible to study in the United States.
While You Are Still Home
- Pay the SEVIS fee, which will be mailed to you with detailed instructions.
- Apply for your F-1 Visa. Northampton will issue you the SEVIS I-20 form, which is required by the United States government as part of the visa application process.
Visit the U.S. Department of State's Education USA website to learn how to apply for your F-1 visa.
It is very important that you begin applying for your visa as soon as possible after receiving your I-20.
- Apply for on-campus housing. There are a limited number of rooms available in Northampton's residence halls. Priority is given to those students who are coming from the farthest distance.
Click here to learn more about campus housing and to submit your housing application.
When You Arrive At Northampton Community College
- Attend International Student Orientation. Our special orientation for international students is held several days before the start of the semester.
- Take Placement Tests. All international students must take English and math placement tests. You will learn more about this at orientation.
- Meet with an Academic Advisor and register for classes. An advisor will discuss your educational goals and assist you in choosing classes that fit your needs. Click here to learn more about the Academic Advising office.
- Pay your tuition. Bills are handled through the college's Bursar's Office. There are a variety of payment options, including enrolling in an interest-free payment plan.
- Buy your books. Bring your course schedule with you to one of NCC's campus bookstores and the staff will help you find what you need. You can also purchase your books online.
- Go to class. Throughout every stage of the application process, Northampton staff members and faculty have been available to help you. Now it's up to you to take the next step - through the doorway of your classroom.