General admissions requirements at NHTI, with three male students siling

We’re here to help you succeed and achieve your educational and career goals. You can do this through enrollment in one of our 90+ degree and certificate programs and our simple enrollment and registration process.  

These guidelines will help you determine what additional information you may need to provide for enrollment. 

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Application Materials

Though most programs at NHTI are open enrollment, a number of programs at NHTI have high school-level prerequisites, are competitive, or have other Specific Admissions Requirements. For admission to these programs, you’ll need official transcripts forwarded to NHTI by any secondary and post-secondary institutions you’ve attended. Refer to the program’s page to determine these requirements.

Application materials should be sent to:

NHTI – Concord’s Community College
ATTN: Admissions Office
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412

You can also request that your school email your official transcripts to

As part of your application, you will self-certify that you have completed (or will complete) high school or the equivalent by the start of the semester for which you’ve applied. Even if not required for admission to your program, we highly recommend having your official high school transcript, diploma, or equivalent (GED or HiSET) documentation submitted; they may be used for advising or to waive placement testing.

Documentation of your completion of high school (or an equivalent) may be required to receive federal financial aid; students may be required to complete the High School Self-Certification form.

Application Deadlines

While we offer rolling admissions for most programs, our competitive Allied Health programs have specific application deadlines. For these deadlines, contact the department or visit their program page. The Radiologic Technology and LPN-RN Completion programs begin in the Summer term; the others begin in the Fall term only.

Specific Admission Requirements

Many associate degree and certificate programs have additional requirements listed on their academic program pages. You’re responsible for knowing the requirements, deadlines, and necessary documentation for admissions. These may include:

  • Prerequisite courses with grades of a “C” or better
  • Entrance examinations
  • A personal interview
  • References

If you do not meet the requirements for your program, you may still be offered admission to either the Liberal Arts Associate in Arts program or the General Studies Associate in Science program. Starting in these programs would allow you to enroll at NHTI and work with an academic advisor complete the prerequisite and college courses needed to pursue your goal.

Additional Requirements and Recommendations 

SAT/ACT/Placement Testing

Academic Advisors will use multiple measures, including placement testing, to determine appropriate placement in first semester college coursework. Placement testing may potentially be waived based on factors such as high school GPA, transfer credit, or standardized test scores such as SAT, ACT or ATI TEAS exam scores. If not waived, the student may be required to complete their placement testing before registering for classes. Non-matriculated students and students in certificate programs do not need to complete placement testing.

If a student submits SAT scores that are less than 5 years old, they may be waived from taking certain placement tests. A SAT Math score of 530+ places them directly into college-level math and waives them from taking the math placement test. A SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 480+ waives them from taking the reading placement test. A SAT Essay: Writing score of 6+ places them directly into college-level English and waives them from taking the writing placement test. All SAT scores should be submitted to Admissions prior to or at the point of acceptance to best facilitate registering for first semester courses.

Mathematics  Requirement 

All of our degree programs require the successful completion of at least one semester of college-level mathematics. We recommend that you successfully complete high school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or better prior to NHTI admission. Many STEM programs require additional math as an admission requirement. If your placement testing does not demonstrate readiness for college-level mathematics, it may take more than two years to complete your degree.

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Phone: 603-230-4011
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