Connections Program Helps NLC Students Meet Basic Needs

If you're a student struggling to meet basic needs -- like food, shelter, or clothing -- North Lake College can help you find solutions with the confidential Connections program. Connections provides assistance to students via community resources. North Lake College is partnering with organizations like North Texas Food Bank, Irving Cares, and MetroCrest, and there are a variety of other community resources that can also help our students based on their individual needs. These issues are not easy to talk about. We understand that, and we value confidentiality and provide a judgment-free zone when discussing your personal difficulties as a [...]

2019-08-20T10:10:14-05:00April 30th, 2019|Advising, Services|

Seven Tips to Prepare Yourself for the Spring Career Fair

Are you ready to impress potential employers at North Lake College’s Spring 2019 Career Fair? This March 28, over 50 employers will be on campus in the Student Life Center (room H200) to meet with students and community members like you about job opportunities. And our Career Center expert advisors have assembled the following list of tips to make sure you stand out. Tip 1: Dress for Success. Looking your best can impress potential employers, and it may also help boost your own self-esteem. Dressing professionally helps give some people the mental edge they need to be on their game. [...]

2019-04-01T14:31:23-05:00March 5th, 2019|Careers, Events, Services|

Prepare for Your Next Step at the Spring Transfer Fair

If you plan to continue your education after graduating from North Lake, the Transfer Fair is an essential step in the journey. Representatives from over 40 four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to talk to students about transfer requirements, the application process, and everything else you need to know in order to pursue your bachelor degree. Colleges will include University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M University-College Station, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Houston, and dozens more. Transfer Fair Thursday, January 24, 2019 3-5 p.m. NLC Student Life Center For more information: NLC Advising home page Graduation [...]

2019-01-25T16:28:27-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Advising, Events|

Free Student Resources at NLC Help You Succeed

At North Lake College, your instructors and counselors are dedicated to helping you succeed -- from passing the next test to getting a diploma. But they aren't the only people on campus who are ready to assist you on your journey. We offer a wide variety of resources which are available, free, to all NLC students. Math Learning Center The Math Learning Center provides a quiet study area, study support materials, and free tutoring to students currently enrolled in mathematics courses at North Lake College. Central Campus, C211, 972-273-3381 Science Learning Center The Science Learning Center provides a quiet study [...]

2019-01-22T16:27:59-06:00January 4th, 2019|Academics|

Eight Steps to a Low-Stress College Experience

College classes can undoubtedly be stressful and intense – but you don’t need to panic, pull all-nighters, and pop energy drinks to get through a semester at college. With the right time management skills, on-campus resources, and a little help from your friends, you can pass your classes with less stress and anxiety. Here are simple tips to keep your stress down and your grades up. Create study groups. Partnering with classmates can help you review material more quickly and efficiently. Use your combined brainpower to tackle the hardest topics and questions. Take study breaks. If you’re feeling pressure before [...]

2018-12-06T17:05:34-06:00December 6th, 2018|Advising|

NLC Taking College Transcripts to the Next Level

from the North Lake College News-Register Have you ever requested a transcript, but never received a confirmation that it was sent or that your university received it? The Dallas County Community Colleges are making changes to transcript processing so you have more access and control when you need to send your DCCCD transcript. The first phase of these improvements will soon be available: ordering printed transcripts for just $5 each. Transcripts are available on paper mailed to an address of your choice or available for pickup at the college. They can also be sent electronically to certain select schools, free of [...]

2018-12-03T14:46:07-06:00November 26th, 2018|Advising|

Declare Yourself

Now that registration is over and classes are in session, if you didn’t select a program of study when you were admitted, now is a great time to formalize your plans for future studies and meet an important academic requirement.…

2018-08-31T14:17:29-05:00August 7th, 2018|Advising, Events|

Guided Pathways Give Community College Students the Tools They Need to Graduate

Hundreds of community colleges nationwide are uniting around a reform movement called Guided Pathways (GPS). In use from Florida to Hawaii, GPS aims to ensure that community college students follow a clear path to graduation with help from supportive, career-focused counseling. GPS is designed to help students finish faster, better understand graduation requirements, and save money. Guided Pathways has been adopted by colleges like St. Petersburg College in Florida, Honolulu Community College, San Jacinto College near Houston, and the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). At least 250 community colleges are participating. The goal is simple: helping students graduate as [...]

2018-08-06T12:16:09-05:00August 1st, 2018|Academics, Advising, Careers|
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