One Choice Makes a Lifetime of Difference

We’re excited that you’re choosing us for your educational needs!

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.

To get started, just follow the steps listed below:

  1. Apply online at
  2. If you would like to live on-campus, apply for housing.  NCTC on-campus housing is available for athletes only on the Gainesville campus.
  3. Submit transcripts from high school or GED completion.
  4. Complete the TSIA2 and submit your scores to the Admissions office.
  5. If you are under 22, provide the Admissions Office with documentation that you have received the meningitis vaccination.
  6. Once your are cleared to register, meet with an advisor to register for classes.
  7. Apply for Financial Aid using the FAFSA online.
  8. Apply for Scholarships.