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

How We Make a Difference

  • Open admissions  — All students are admitted, regardless of previous academic history
  • Courses Transfer — Transfer to any in-state college or university, so you may continue your degree
  • Career & Technical — Degree programs that get you into the workforce after graduation
  • Online Courses — Online and hybrid class options give you scheduling flexibility you need
  • Student Services — Staff members that 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: TSIA2 Scores

You may need to complete the testing requirements for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) 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
Get a Parking Pass
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Step Six: Get Your Parking Pass

Beginning Fall 2019 parking permits will be required on all campuses.

Get a Parking Pass

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

Financial Aid
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Step Seven: Apply for Financial Aid

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

Apply for Financial Aid
Step Eight Scholarships
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Step Eight: 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

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

If you graduated from an out of country institution, go to to find a company to get the documents evaluated (general evaluation) or click on SpanTran Pathways for discounted pricing, and quicker turnaround for NCTC applicants for evaluations.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

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