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Accepted Students

Congratulations & Welcome to New England College!

Below are some steps to get ready for college at NEC. If you have any questions please call us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In order to get you acquainted quickly, please complete the following 11 steps below.

1. Join Your Class Facebook Page
Class of 2019 Facebook Group See what your new classmates are saying on our Class of 2019 page!! Topics to consider are majors / Summer Orientation / roommates/ student organizations / Life @NEC & more! Must be logged into Facebook to view. Limited to applicants, accepted & current NEC students/staff!
2. Apply for financial aid

Financial Aid can be one of the more intimidating tasks to complete as an incoming student. Always keep in mind that our SFS counselors are only a phone call or email away. If you would like to meet with a staff member in person, please contact SFS by phone 603.428.2226 or email ( us to setup an appointment. Click on FAFSA link here. If you have been asked to complete verification forms and need assistance, please call.

Student Financial Services

603. 428.2226

This office can answer questions regarding billing, methods of payment, due dates and student accounts.

3. Enrollment deposit

After your acceptance, the first step to enroll at New England College is to submit your enrollment deposit of $300 to the Office of Admission. Your deposit is required before you will receive housing information, health forms, class registration, summer orientation, tuition payments, and technology access (after May 1st).  Please click here for online deposit.  Or mail to: New England College, Office of Admission, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242

4. Sign-up for Accepted Student Day
If you have been accepted to New England College, you and your family are invited to campus to enjoy a day of activities that will help you become more familiar with the New England College community and the many opportunities that await you here. Accepted Students Day is a special program designed to offer all the information you need to choose New England College. Even if you previously visited for a tour or other campus event, this day offers unique insights into being a Pilgrim! This is a community experience where many individuals and offices from around campus will be available to answer questions. While at lunch sit and meet your future faculty members and ask them questions about the classes you will be taking. All accepted and deposited students are encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 9 am and the event begins at 10 a.m. and runs till 2:30 pm
Accepted Student Day dates coming soon!
5. Complete housing application
NEC is a residential campus with a focus on community living and learning. In order to promote community and help students create their “home away from home,” NEC requires all students to live on campus for three years or 6 academic semesters.  The goal of our residential life program is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports and enhances classroom learning through co-curricular programming, faculty involvement, leadership training, and academic support.  We have set aside West residency hall for first-year students.  This residence hall exclusively houses our first-year students and offer students an opportunity to study together and build lifelong friendships.  The residence halls are staffed with full time professional Area Coordinators, Graduate Hall Directors, and upper-class Resident Advisors. The Residential Life staff works to foster a sense of community in each residence hall and works to connect students with activities and events on campus.  Residential Life staff assist all students to help make the transition from high school to college be as seamless as possible. Housing assignments and roommates will be made once you have submitted your housing contract. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at 603.428.2242 or email us at  We look forward to meeting you and having you join our vibrant residential community!
6. Submit health resources

New England College offers a variety of health and counseling services for our students. We have a nurse practitioners who can offer treatment in areas ranging from the common cold, to nutrition counseling. Treatment for a minor illness or injury, are available on a walk-in basis if there is a provider availability. The Wellness Center can also manage preexisting or chronic illness through partnership with your home primary care provider. If you require regular laboratory work, testing can be done on-site and results can be forwarded to the attention of your home doctor for review. The following health information is required.

  • A Physical Examination and Immunization Record completed by your healthcare provider.
  • An Admission Health Report Form completed by the student.

For your safety, and the health of the college community, we must have this information on file before you arrive on campus. Failure to provide this information in a timely manner will restrict your ability to live in the residence halls, or make use of the Wellness Center.

Students that are covered on a current policy are not required to have the supplemental Student Health Insurance offered by New England College.  If they do not want coverage through NEC, they must “OPT OUT” by going to and completing the waiver form. NEC will be notified electronically and the charge will be removed from their account. If they are not sure of their “out of state” coverage, they should contact their insurance provider. Contact Rita Magoon at or 603.428.2385 if you have questions about coverage.

ATHLETES ONLY: Sickle Cell Disclosure form or Sickle Cell Waiver If athletes have any questions please email Heather Jones at or call 603.428.2253

For more Wellness information and other forms please click here.

7. Receive your IT log-in

When we receive your deposit and after April 15, you will receive your log in credentials. Your credentials will include your user name, your password, which you will be required to change it once you log in and your email address (Usually your

Please don’t hesitate to contact the admission department with any questions at 603.428.2223 or

With your log-in you may access:

Account NEC E-mail Account
NEC Blackboard Account

Each of these services and password(s) are described in detail in your technology admissions package, which is sent in mid-May. This information is important and should be stored in a safe place and memorized. All communications from the College will go through your NEC email, so it is essential to switch to using that as your primary email as soon as you have made your deposit.

8. Take the math placement test

Not all students take math their first semester at NEC.  However, we encourage ALL students to take the mathematics pre-assessment so that we can assess your math skills.  The assessment “score” helps guide you to take the appropriate math class to meet the requirement for our general education curriculum.  It is particularly important for Health Science, Biology, Environmental Science, and Pre-Engineering majors to complete this pre-assessment now so that you can get started on the math required for your major.

Please set aside some time this summer to take the Mathematics Pre-Assessment online ( ).  Once you log-in and select

“Mathematics Placement Test – 201408 – CRN411 – Gray” you will see a page with a welcome note, a link to the instructions, and the pre-assessment.

Once you complete your assessment, it will be scored, and recorded, so that we can access it when it is time for you to register for a mathematics class. It is important for you to know that this mathematics pre-assessment, and its score, does not factor into your GPA.

Again, Science and Engineering students are encouraged to take the assessment sooner, rather than later, so that we can place you in the appropriate course for Fall. If you have any questions, please contact Pathways-Advising for clarification.

9. Sign-up for orientation

Attend the Creating Academic Success at NEC and/or The Pilgrimage summer orientation sessions. Our goal at New England College is to ensure that your transition from high school to college is a successful one. In addition to helping you feel at home as a first-year student, Summer Orientation is designed to answer the many questions you and your families may have regarding financial aid, work study, course selection, student life, health services and more. We know this is an important step for everyone in your family and we encourage them to participate as well. Creating Academic Success at NEC is a morning long session open to deposited students and their families. The Pilgrimage is an overnight program open to deposited students for a cost of $50.00. For more information about both sessions and to register please visit our Summer Orientation page.

10. Complete your course selection survey

First-year Students

Pathways-Advising will develop your first semester schedule based upon your responses to a course selection survey.

Once complete, Pathways will email you with instructions for how to view your schedule.  This process could take up to three weeks. The more information we have, the better able we are to build a schedule that fulfills your needs and interests.

Our general education courses are titled the Liberal Core Curriculum (LCC). If you have selected a major you can view our 2012-13 Academic Catalog for course descriptions.

Generally, your first semester schedule will include:

  • A first-year student seminar (Bridges to Learning),
  • Writing (Composition: Identities of Self),
  • A Liberal Arts and Science (LAS) seminar.
  • A course in your major (if you have chosen one) and/or,
  • An elective.

Course Selection Survey

If you have any questions about course registration, please contact Pathways-Advising. They are available to answer any scheduling questions and can be contacted at 603-428-2218.

Transfer Students

We are excited to have you join us at New England College. You bring with you knowledge, experience, and insight- and truly enrich classes and campus life.

As a transfer student, your schedule will be created in consultation with Pathways-Advising. Be sure to submit your most up-to-date official transcripts to the Admissions Office. We will develop your schedule based upon your transfer credit evaluation, and your responses to a transfer student registration survey. Please take this survey as soon as possible. The more information we have, the better able we are to build a schedule that fulfills your needs and interests.

Once you complete our survey, Pathways will contact you with instructions for how to view your tentative schedule and will work with you to make sure you have the schedule you need. All New England College students are assigned an advisor that is committed to your academic success. Advisors are typically a professor from a student’s selected major. We are happy to help you connect with your advisor prior to the start of the semester. Please let us know if you’re interested in acquiring their contact information.

Course Selection Survey

If you have any questions about the registration process, or if you have any questions or concerns entering NEC, please email us at

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Keri L. Bresaw, M.S.
Academic Advising Coordinator
Susan Harding, M.S.
Director of Academic Advising
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Education Majors Only: Schedule for testing

The faculty in the Teacher Education program are excited that you will be joining us. To get you started on your Education major please go to the ETS web site:

and scroll down to Tests Required for All Licensure Areas (CORE Academic Skills for Educators):

When registering to take the test for the first time make sure you select the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751). On the website you will be guided through registering for the test. Remember to have your scores sent to NEC as well as the NH State Department of Education.

Contact Debra Nitschke-Shaw with questions at and 603.428.2322

Important NEC Phone Numbers

Office of Residence Life & Housing


Any questions regarding housing, roommates, what is allowed in a dorm room, or any student life issues can be referred here.

Wellness Center


General health questions can be addressed here.

Student Financial Services


This office can answer questions regarding billing, methods of payment, financial aid, due dates and student accounts.

Pathways Center


Staff can field questions regarding course registration, accommodations for students with Learning Differences, career counseling, academic advising and tutoring services.

Admission Office

(603) 428-2223 or (800) 521-7642

Incoming students and returning students are always welcome to stop by and ask questions.

Registrar’s Office


Call here in order to receive a copy of a schedule or a transcript and to check the availability of courses.

Campus Safety603.428.2323
NEC Switchboard



Information Technology Help Desk 

603 428.2350

All questions about computer and network related issues can be made here.

Remember, the staff at New England College are always here to help support you throughout your college education.  We look forward to welcoming you to campus!