Admission Steps for
New Students - Degree Seeking

If you are planning to complete a certificate or degree at NIC you are considered a degree-seeking student. NIC offers numerous degrees and certificates to help you achieve your educational and career goals. To explore our programs please browse through the Instructional Programs, Degrees, Schedules, Catalog, etc.

1. Apply - Complete an Application for Admission

Print and mail the application to the Admissions Office or submit the application online.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

You may qualify for financial assistance. Apply for financial aid and scholarships online at

3. Submit Transcripts

First-time students must submit a final high school transcript or GED scores. Transcripts are considered official if received in sealed envelope from the school. Request for Transcript Form

4. Meet Assessment Requirement

This can be met by taking the COMPASS test, submitting ACT or SAT test scores (taken within the last two years), or by prior college coursework in English and math. If the COMPASS test is required, please schedule an appointment at

5. Attend an Orientation, Advising, and Registration Session (OARS)

All new, first-time freshmen attend this event. You will be given tips about how to be successful in college, meet with an advisor, and register for classes. Once accepted, you will receive more information about scheduling an OARS appointment.

6. Pay Tuition

Pay by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Payment can be made through MyNIC with a Visa, MasterCard, or debit card. More information ...

7. Purchase Books

Books can be purchased at the Mica Peak Exchange in the Edminster Student Union Building or online at

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Ph. (208) 769-3311
Fax (208) 769-3399

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