Dual Enrollment FAQ

What are the benefits of dual enrollment?

  • Dual enrollment at NCC gives you the chance to learn what it takes to be successful
  • Dual enrollment students get a first-hand look at how college courses compare to high school
  • Dual enrollment can offer a chance for students who may not have taken AP or honors classes to demonstrate a more rigorous course load on their transcripts
  • Dual enrollment at NCC allows you to earn college transferable credits before enrolling in a degree program so you can graduate from college early or on time
  • Dual enrollment students only pay credit tuition fees, meaning all associated fees outside of the credits you are taking are waived. Click here for full tuition and payment information.

How to Apply

  • Speak with your High School Counselor to see if you qualify for Dual Enrollment classes at NCC.
  • Complete the FREE online Dual Enrollment application.
  • When you submit the application there will be a confirmation page with a link that will direct you to the FERPA and Approval Form (PDF). Please have all required parties (including parent and school counselor/ principal) sign and return this paperwork to the address listed or collegeconnections@northampton.edu  ASAP.
  • Request a high school transcript (per your high school's instructions) as part of the review process. This should be sent to transcripts@northampton.edu

Application complete, what's next?

  • Once all your application materials are received and reviewed you will be sent an acceptance letter, as a Dual Enrollment student.
  • Login to your MyNCC account and NCC email. If you need assistance with either of these please contact the Support Center at helpdesk@northampton.edu or call (610) 861-5413. Your personal login information can be found on your acceptance letter.
  • Next, register for courses!

How do I register for a class?

Register for class(es) one of the following ways:

  • Your high school with a College Connections Specialist-limited high schools. Visit your School Guidance Counseling Office to schedule a time if available.
  • At the Bethlehem campus Admissions Office. To schedule an appointment please call 610.861.5500
  • At the Monroe campus at the Enrollment Office. To schedule an appointment please call 570.369.1801.
  • Fall registration will occur in April/May for Summer and Fall classes and November/December for Spring classes in the high schools.

What should I consider when taking a class?

  • Do you have reliable transportation?
    • We offer on ground courses with various start times throughout the day as well as online courses.
  • Do you have a (career) pathway in mind?
    • Share this information at your registration appointment so we can assist you in achieving this goal 
    • If you're still exploring, take a free career assessment with NCC's Career GPS
  • Are you planning to transfer your credits/ degree to another institution?
    • If yes, be sure to connect with your transferring school to confirm classes will transfer
  • Will you need to take the placement test?

Placement Test Information
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What is the cost to take a dual enrollment course?

Dual Enrollment students pay a special reduced rate because they are not charged any fees. The cost varies based off the number of credits a student takes. Most courses are three credits. Tuition rates are as follows:

Northampton County Resident: $100 per credit x 3 credits = $300 a class
Monroe County Resident: $150 per credit x 3 credits = $450 a class
Other PA County Resident: $150 per credit x 3 credits = $450 a class
Out of State Resident: $150 per credit x 3 credits = $450 a class

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. There are a limited number of scholarships available.  Students with an economical need are given priority. The scholarship will cover one class per academic year. 

View Scholarship Application

How do I pay my bill?

  • Review the "Academic Calendar" on the NCC Website to see when classes start/end, when NCC is closed, when your bill is due, etc. Pay attention to these dates.
  • Pay your tuition bill (or sign up for the Payment Plan) by the due date. You can pay your bill online through MyNCC, by fax, or on-campus at the Enrollment Office/Bursar.
  • For additional information please visit - Methods of Payment.
  • If you have questions, contact the Bursars Office.
    • Bethlehem: 610.861.5407
    • Monroe: 570.369.1801

What will I need before I begin class?

  • You may need to buy purchase a textbook(s)
    • You can buy your books at the NCC Bookstore or online at www.northampton.edu/bookstore
    • Please be prepared with you class schedule including course title and section, so the bookstore staff can assist you 
  • You may find it helpful to come prepare with a map of the campus
    Bethlehem Campus Map
    Monroe Campus Map