Step 1: Apply for Admission
Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply.
Step 2: Complete Your Admission File
The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes:
- 1. Completed online application for admission.
- 2. Official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED/HiSETscores.
- 3. Official college transcripts, if applicable, from each college attended.
- 4. Proof of immunization with two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine if born after January 1, 1957.
- 5. Proof of immunization with two doses of the Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine if born after January 1, 1980.
- 6. Completed Northeast State Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form.
- 7. ACT or SAT scores if test was taken in the past three years.
- 8. Provide proof of citizenship or lawful presence (driver’s license).
Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for financial assistance from the federal government and/or the State of Tennessee, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students and their parents (if dependent) should apply first for a personal identification number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov so that they can sign the form electronically. (Northeast State’s school code is 15005378). For more information about the various types of financial aid available, go to www.NortheastState.edu/FinancialAid.
Step 4: Apply for Scholarships/Financial Assistance Through Northeast State
To learn more about scholarships and other types of assistance available from Northeast State, go to www.NortheastState.edu/ScholarshipPrograms. You must submit the FAFSA before applying for aid through Northeast State.
Step 5: Placement Testing
You may be required to take a computerized placement test designed to assist the institution in placing you into the most appropriate courses. The test covers basic skill areas in writing, reading, and mathematics. For more information, visit www.NortheastState.edu/Accuplacer.
Step 6: Participate in Orientation
Once your admission file and any placement testing have been completed, first time college students will be required to participate in New Student Orientation. During New Student Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Contact the office of Enrollment Services at 423.323.0229 to register for a New Student Orientation session.
Step 7: Pay Your Bill
All fees are payable by the payment due date listed in our Registration Guide which can be accessed via our Web site under Admissions. If you register for classes after the due date, fees are due the day you register. Registration is incomplete until all tuition and fees are paid.
To meet education expenses, Northeast State offers QuikPAY, a convenient payment plan. To get more information about QuikPAY, visit
We no longer mail paper bills. Monthly bills will be sent to your Northeast State email account or can be viewed from your My.Northeast account. Bills can be paid online or in the Business Office in person or by mail.
Step 8: Purchase Your Books
iOPTin is a program that delivers your required course materials, digitally, on the first day of class. You will see an “eTextbook Cost” associated with each course as you register for the class. The program prepares you with the materials you need to succeed and there are no surprises about costs after you’ve enrolled.
All students will be required to have an iPad for coursework. Students may either lease to own a device from Northeast State or purchase one of their own. The minimum requirement is an iPad Mini 3, but an iPad Air 3 or iPad Pro may be used. If you are unsure of which iPad to purchase, contact ipad@NortheastState.edu. The cost of the iPad mini lease will be offset by the reduction in the cost of textbooks through online sources.
Does Northeast State have a safe campus?
In accordance with the College and University Information Act of 1989 and the Students Right to Know Act of 1990, Northeast State Community College provides crime statistics to students, prospective students, staff, faculty and the general public. Crime statistics and the Annual Security Report may be reviewed at www.NortheastState.edu by clicking on Students and then Campus Police and Safety. For more information, please contact the office of Police and Safety located in room C2401 (General Studies Building) or call 423.323.0255.
If you have any questions, please contact the office of Enrollment Services at 423.323.0243 or by e-mail at CollegeAnswers@NortheastState.edu.
We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.
Questions about Admissions or Advising?
• Call Enrollment Services at 423.323.0243 or e-mail
• Visit the Northeast State Web site at www.NortheastState.edu.
• Call the Student Success Center at 423.323.0214 or e-mail
Questions about Registration or Financial Aid?
• Call the office of Admissions and Records at 800.836.7822 or
• Financial aid questions: financialaid@NortheastState.edu.