Registration Checklist

Registration Checklist

It’s time to register for spring classes at North Lake College, and you can get ready by following the steps on this simple checklist.

If you’re already an NLC student, skip steps 1, 2, and 8. Remember, the last day to register for spring 2019 classes is January 16, but after that date you can still sign up for spring Flex Term courses.

1 Apply for Admission

Apply online or visit us in person. Be sure to complete all steps of the application process and submit supporting materials like high school transcripts and proof of vaccinations. Find out what’s required to apply.

2 Complete Assessment Testing

Many students entering college for the first time must take a TSI assessment test at our testing center to determine their college readiness. Find out if you need to take the test. Students who require testing should complete a pre-assessment activity. Learn more about TSI tests.

3 Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Make sure that you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for financial aid at North Lake College. Then look for scholarships from the DCCCD Foundation, community partners, or academic contests. Learn more about finding scholarships.

4 Meet Your Advisor

Academic advisors are available throughout the semester to meet with students to discuss educational goals, degree planning and transfer options. And if you need more specialized help, we have advisors ready to assist for students with disabilities, student veterans, mental health counseling, and career coaching.

5 Register for Class

Most returning students can register online, through eConnect. If you are a new student or you’re unable to register online, visit us in person.

6 Pay Tuition

Visit the Cashier’s Office (A416) to pay tuition by the due date printed on your fee receipt. Please see the Financial Aid Office (A419) if you are receiving aid.

7 Visit Campus and Get Ready for the First Day of Class

North Lake College’s Student Resource Center provides free parking stickers and student ID cards. (If you ever lose your ID, the replacement card is $10.) After you collect your ID and parking pass, stop by the student bookstore to buy textbooks and stock up on NLC apparel and supplies.

8 Attend Trail Blazer Orientation

Orientation is only required if you have never attended college before. If you are joining us for orientation, be sure to sign up in advance. View a list of orientation dates.

9 Enjoy Free Stuff

As a North Lake student, you can install Microsoft Office for free, grab a free semester-long DART pass for public transit, and use other discounts around the Dallas area. Remember, academic services are always free, including personalized tutoring and even clothing to wear on job interviews.

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