New Students

High School Graduates and First-time in College Students
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One Choice Makes a Lifetime of Difference

We’re excited that you’re beginning your college career with us!

No matter what stage of life you’re in, NCTC is your home. We have students of every age and background. Come experience what makes us a good fit for so many students!

How We Make a Difference

Our open admissions policy means all students are admitted, regardless of previous academic history. Our courses transfer to any in-state college or university, so you may continue to a four-year institution. Our Career & Technical degree programs get you into the workforce after graduation. Our online course options offer you the flexibility you need, and our Office of Student Services give you the resources and tools to be successful.


As a high school graduate or first-time in college student, you will need to complete many of the following steps. Financial aid, housing, and scholarships are all resources you can pursue!

Step One
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Step One: Apply Online

You can apply online at
Step Two
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Step Two: Submit Transcripts

Submit an official high school transcript or your GED® scores with the graduation date. Transcripts must be official; no faxed copies can be accepted. Electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution or third-party vendor are acceptable.

Send to Admissions


Step Three
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Step Three: TSI Scores

You may need to complete the testing requirements for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and submit your scores to the Admissions Office.

Get TSI Information
Step Four
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Step Four: Meningitis Vaccine

If you are under 22, you may need to provide the Admissions Office with documentation that you received a meningitis vaccination.

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Step Five: Register for Classes

When you're cleared for registration, meet with an advisor to help decide your major and choose classes that will set you on the most successful pathway. Walk-ins are welcome at the Counseling & Testing Office.

Register for Classes

While you're waiting to be accepted, use this time to start the steps below.

Financial Aid
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Step Six: Apply for Financial Aid

One of the best ways of securing financial aid is to fill out the FAFSA online. 

Apply for Financial Aid
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Step Seven: Scholarships

You can search for and apply for scholarships online through our Scholarship Application Portal or contact Financial Aid, the NCTC Foundation, or any academic department.

Apply for Scholarships
Campus Housing
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Step Eight: Apply for Housing

If you would like to live on-campus, housing is available on the Gainesville campus. Completed applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reserve Your Room

Submit All Documents

Your transcripts and all other documentation should be submitted to the NCTC Admissions Office.

North Central Texas College
ATTN: Office of Admissions
1525 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

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