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 [email protected] 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. Application - Prospective students must complete the free, online application for admission found on – ‘Start Your Application’ tab.

2. Personal Interview – All prospective students must conduct an interview at the school, a virtual interview, or by phone to discuss their interests and motivation for enrolling to the school. Prospective students may use the interview to become fully acquainted with the courses offered, and information concerning financial assistance may also be obtained at this time.

3. Provide documentation of High School graduation or General Educational Development (GED) – Applicants must submit their official High School transcripts or passing GED scores. The high school diploma or equivalent must be from a high school or GED testing center recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants will not be required to provide proof of high school graduation when they provide Official Transcripts of college credits of an earned college degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Online Admissions Requirements:

Online (distance education) applicants will be required to complete technology assessment quiz, available online. This assesses whether the student has the necessary skills, competencies, and access to technology to succeed in a distance education environment. DE Applicants will need to score 70% or higher to enroll in DE programs. Applicants for Online degree programs are required to have access to a reliable computer capable of running multimedia applications and navigating media-rich websites. Applicants are also required to have access to a reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Out-of-State Admissions Procedures / Foreign Transcripts:

Out-of-state applicants wishing to apply should follow the same procedures to be considered for admission to the College. Please note: Ohio and non-Ohio residents are charged the same tuition rate. Students that attended institutions (high school or college) outside the United States must have their transcript(s) translated into English. The transcript(s) must be evaluated by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and mailed directly to The North Coast College, Attn: Registrar. Any evaluations received outside of this indicated format will not be considered by The North Coast College.

The North Coast College is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students.  If you are an applicant with a special need, please contact the Student Affairs Department. The school provides equal opportunities to all students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, or sex.

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.