NECC Adapts to Online Admissions and Information Events

As a result of the ongoing pandemic Northern Essex Community College has introduced a number of additional convenient ways for the public to stay in touch with members of the admissions team this spring and summer.

“With no in-person meetings allowed now or in the near future due to the coronavirus, we knew we needed to be creative in how we would make ourselves available to the public,“ said Ari Chicklis, coordinator of campus events and visits. “We are meeting prospective students and their families where they are at, to virtually showcase all of the programs, campus life opportunities, and career paths that NECC can provide to them.”

To that end, the NECC admission team has created virtual “Coffee with an Admission Counselor” events during the weekends to walk students through the enrollment process; general online information sessions highlighting academic programs, financial aid opportunities, and co-curricular experiences; and specific sessions tailored to those looking to transfer-in to NECC, Spanish speakers, athletics, American Sign Language, and health professions. Three opportunities to attend a Virtual Open House will also be offered and attendees will hear from faculty within their area of academic interest and current students and alumni.

“Everyone has such different needs,” Chicklis says. “The pandemic has left current and soon-to-be college students unsure about their fall plans, furloughed workers are rethinking their careers, and the unemployed need training for jobs. We are prepared to assist all of them.”

Here is a complete list of admissions events: Preregistration is encouraged.

Upcoming General Information Sessions: Tuesday, May 19, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m. (Spanish)Wednesday, May 27, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, May 20, 10 a.m. (Athletic Info Session).

Upcoming Coffee with a Counselor Sessions. 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, June 7.

Virtual open houses Wednesday, June 3, 3 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, August 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 

For additional information, contact or call 978-556-3700.