Admission Steps for
Former Students

Welcome back to North Idaho College.

1. Update Your Records

Print and mail the application to the Admissions Office or submit the application online.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

You may qualify for financial assistance. Apply for financial aid and scholarships online at

3. Meet With an Advisor

Meet with an academic advisor if you need assistance with course selection. Call (208) 769-7821 to schedule an appointment.

4. Request Transcripts

Request transcripts be sent to NIC from any other colleges you've have attended. Transcripts are considered official if received in sealed envelope from the school. Request for Transcript Form

5. Submit Certificate of Residency

Submit a Certificate of Residency to your home county of record if you are not a Kootenai County resident.

6. Visit the Campus

To learn what NIC has to offer you as a student, we encourage you to schedule an individual campus tour at Come see what it’s like to walk along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, eat at the Market, meet friendly faculty and staff, and hear the cheers at a soccer game. If you can’t make it in person, be sure to check out the campus virtually by visiting the Virtual Tour at

7. Be familiar with Campus Safety, Drug and Alcohol Policies, and Emergency Procedures

North Idaho College is committed to the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the college publishes an annual Security and Fire Safety Report that contains information regarding NIC’s safety policies, crime and fire statistics, and campus resources. A paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting Campus Security at (208) 769-3310 or visit

All college employees and students have a responsibility to engage in their own safety and security. As an institution, North Idaho College has several notification systems used during campus emergencies. The Alertus system utilizes a series of beacons that will sound an alarm in college buildings when activated as well as take over the screens of all networked computers with an alert message. In addition, the Cardinal Contact system sends alert messages via email, voicemail, and text to all contacts in the MyNIC system. Employees and students are automatically signed up to receive Cardinal Contact alert messages. Please ensure that you’ll receive alerts by checking your contact information in MyNIC. Log in to MyNIC and then under the “Services” tab, click “User Account” then “Contact Information.” The phone numbers listed as “Cell” will receive text messages via the Cardinal Contact system. The phone numbers listed as “Business” or “Home” will receive voicemail. More lockdown and shelter in place guidelines are available at There, you can also watch the emergency preparedness video to review responses in an active shooter situation. The college will test emergency procedures each semester with a collegewide drill.

North Idaho College is a drug- and alcohol-free education institution. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Part 86 requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. It also requires the establishment of a drug and alcohol prevention program. Students, staff, and faculty may request additional information by contacting either the Director of Student Disability, Health, and Counseling at (208) 769-7794 or the Director of Student Development at (208) 769-5970. You may also find additional information at

8. Register for Classes

Register for classes using MyNIC. Check the college calendar for registration dates. Please allow 5 working days to process your record update information.

9. Pay Tuition

Pay by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Payment can be made through MyNIC with a Visa, MasterCard, or debit card. More information ...

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Virtual Tour

Admissions Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Admissions

Phone (208) 769-3311
Fax (208) 769-3399

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