How to Apply


The North Coast College encourages you to contact us early in your college search so we may assist you in the admissions, financial aid, and enrollment processes. We offer personalized support to all admission candidates to make the next step easy for you. You may contact the Office of Admissions at or 216-221-8584.

Please follow the steps below to complete your application for admission. Once your application is complete, the Director of Admissions will contact you to discuss the next steps.

New/First-Time Students

1. Complete the online application.

2. Submit official transcripts - Please have all transcripts, high school and college (if transferring) mailed to the college or emailed from a school administrator to

3. Submit entrance exam scores - ACT and SAT scores may be included on high school transcripts or sent directly from the testing companies. The college will provide a Wonderlic exam for applicants that have not taken the ACT/SAT.

4. Personal Statement – In 1-2 pages please discuss why you want to attend The North Coast College, your career goals, and how the college can help you achieve those goals. Please email your completed essay to

5. Optional: Portfolio of your Art/Design/Culinary work. Your portfolio should consist of no fewer than 3 and no more than 10 photos of work that showcase your art, design, or culinary related talent.

6. Optional: Applicants are welcome to submit a resume detailing work experience and/or extracurricular activities, or a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.

7. Recommended: Complete the Online Scholarship Application to supplement your FAFSA if you intend to apply for financial aid. The completed application may be emailed to

Returning Students – The North Coast College welcomes all returning students and looks forward to your re-enrollment. Please begin the process by reaching out to the Office of Admission, completing your FAFSA, and submitting Online Scholarship Application.