NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 18, 2014

NECC offers a day in the college classroom


Newburyport Daily News

---- — HAVERHILL — Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Northern Essex Community College student was like? Are you a high school student thinking about attending Northern Essex or an adult who has always toyed with enrolling at Northern Essex for that long-sought degree or certificate?

NECC’s “College for a Day” on Wednesday, April 30, from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on the Haverhill Campus will give participants first-hand experience in a college classroom.

“College for a Day” is a great opportunity for prospective students to see all that Northern Essex has to offer. Visitors can sit in on a real college class, take a tour of the campus, attend a financial aid session or enjoy Spring Jam, an outdoor spring celebration,” said Laurie Dimitrov, director of admissions and recruitment at Northern Essex Community College, in press release. “We’ll have staff from across the college available to answer any questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer opportunities, career and supportive services, too.”

This event is free and open to the public. Interested individuals can register to attend by contacting admissions at 978-556-3721 or admissions@necc.mass.edu.

Participants will start their day in the lobby of the Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. From there they can attend any or all of the course samplings, which change every hour. People can choose to sit in on just one course or spend the entire day. In addition, campus tours and financial aid sessions will be available.

For additional information, visit the college’s website at http://www.necc.mass.edu/getting-started/experience-college-for-a-day/.

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence and extension sites in Andover and Methuen, Northern Essex Community College is a state-assisted college, offering over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of non-credit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth. Close to 13,000 students ranging from recent high school graduates to workers employed locally attend classes days, evenings and weekends. Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.