Admissions and Registration Questions?
How do I apply to North Central Texas College?
In order to be admitted to NCTC, you will first need to apply online at ApplyTexas.org or in person with a NCTC Admissions Application, You will need to bring in your transcripts, TSI Scores which are TAKS, THEA, SAT, ACT test scores (for non-transfer students only) and complete our New Student Orientation (for all students new to NCTC and previous Dual Credit Students). For more detailed information on admission requirements, visit our Admissions page.View contact information for each NCTC location.
Do I need a Meningitis Vaccination?
Vaccination requirement applies to anyone under the age of thirty as follows:
o All first-time freshmen
o All new transfer students
o All returning NCTC students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one Fall or Spring semester
o All new dual credit students enrolled in a course being taught on an NCTC campus
Documentation will be required prior to registration, please review Meningitis Information. You may also print out the Meningitis Affidavit
(for those who wish to not receive the vaccination due to personal or
religious beliefs), have it notarized and bring the document to
admissions. For more information please visit the State of Texas Department of State Health Services web page.
I am an International Student. How do I apply and what do I need?
All international students will need to contact Janet Cox at email@example.com or 940-668-7731 ext. 4404 to schedule an appointment to start the admissions process. Visit the International Students Admissions page for more information.
I am a high school student. Can I take college classes now?
As a junior and senior, you can take what are called Dual Credit classes. Some classes are at your high school and others are on one of our NCTC Campuses or online. For more information on Dual Credit, contact your high school counselor or visit our Dual Credit page.
NOTE: You must Apply for Admissions at NCTC to be a Dual Credit student and bring in your current TSI scores and high school transcript.
NOTICE: If you are a senior, you can choose to do early enrollment which would allow you to take college level classes on your own time (after high school hours or on weekends) in addition to your high school classes to obtain college credit.
What does TSI Status mean?
The TSI Status is your testing scores from TAKS, SAT, ACT, THEA, COMPASS and ACCUPLACER. These scores will be on either your college or high school transcripts or on the original test score report. For more information on TSI Status and what is acceptable for admissions, visit our Admissions page.
Do I need TSI Scores to take a Certificate Course?
No. When you are a certificate major taking certificate courses, you do not need to give us TSI scores or test to obtain TSI scores. However, if at any time you want to take courses for a degree, you will then have to provide us with your TSI scores or test.
Where can I get a NCTC Catalog?
Our NCTC catalog is only available online. The catalog has detailed information about NCTC, our programs, registration schedule, tuition and fees, admissions policies, course descriptions and much more. To view the online catalog, visit the Course Catalog.
Do I need to see an advisor to sign up or take college courses?
If you are a first time college student and never attended college before registering with NCTC, then you will need to meet with an advisor. Our advisors help you register for classes and help you create a degree plan for your time here at NCTC. If you are a transfer student or a current student, you will not be required to meet with an advisor but you are welcome to at any time! Advisors do not make appointments but are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check your NCTC Campus Advising Office for hours on when advisors are available.
Do I need to send ALL my transcripts from every college I have attended?
100% YES. We will need a transcript from EVERY accredited college you have attended. We will need these transcripts no matter how old they are, even if you don't want to transfer credits over and want to start over. We still need the transcripts.
NOTE: If you graduated from a high school overseas, we will need your transcript with an evaluation . However, we do NOT need college transcripts from overseas, only high school. If you are an international student, visit our International Students admission page for more information.
I went to college out of state. Do you need my transcript and what test scores are used?
Yes, we will need your transcript from any and ALL out of state colleges. Out of state test scores will NOT work for the state of Texas TSI status requirements.
We need scores for Reading, Writing and Math. If you have taken Composition I or Composition II and made a D or better we can exempt you from testing in Writing. If you have taken US History to 1865, US History From 1865, Intro to General Psychology, American State and Local Government, or American National Government and made D or better you will be exempt from testing in Reading. If you have taken College Algebra, Fundamentals of Math I and II, Calculus I, II and III, Differential Equations or Plane Trigonometry and made a D or better you will be exempt from testing in Math. If you have classes for one or two of these requirements but not all you would need to test in the area you are lacking. Example: If you have taken Composition I (writing) and General Psychology (reading) and passed with a D or better but not College Algebra etc (math) you would need to test in Math in order to be admitted to NCTC. Please see our TSI Status page for more information.
How do I request a Transcript?
Learn more at our Transcript Request page.
What is my login information?
If the network username and your student ID that you obtained with admissions/registration when you enrolled is not working, please contact the Help Desk at 940-669-4284.
I am not a US Citizen and I do not have a permanent residency card. What do I need to apply for admissions?
You can apply for admission online through Apply Texas.
If you are not a citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible for in-state tuition rates if you lived in Texas the 36 months prior to graduating from a Texas public high school or receiving your GED in Texas. If you are eligible, you must pick up an affidavit from our school and fill it out and have it notarized. Please bring that back with the other required application documents.
NOTE: If you are an International Student, visit our International Students Admission page.
I am a permanent resident. What documents do I need for admission?
Along with the required application documents, you will need to bring in your permanent resident card for us to make a copy for your student record.
How do I change my contact information with NCTC?
To learn more about changing your contact information, visit our Address Change page.
What are the important dates do I need to know for this semester?
You will want to view the Academic Calendar to find the day that classes begin, the official date of record, last day to withdraw with a W, etc. You may also view the Schedule for the rest of the year. A PDF version of the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar available for you to download and print.
What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course?
To Drop a course, you will need to do so the day of or BEFORE our official date of record for the semester. When you drop a class, it will be removed from your schedule like you never signed up for it. Please check the year schedule for the official date of record.
Withdrawing from a class is AFTER our official date of record. When you withdraw from a course at this time, the class will show up on your transcript with a W as a grade next to it.
Do you have a printed paper copy of the class schedules?
We no longer carry a paper copy of class schedules. It is all online and can be found at the searchable class schedule.
Scroll down to choose your campus and semester on the left drop down box. Then you can search for the desired class in the right drop down box.