Admissions Process

Admissions Requirements:

Students must have a high school degree or equivalent and attempted one of the following tests: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or ASSET.  Scores of 18 or higher on the ACT (or equivalent) will allow students to enroll directly to college-level courses.

NCTA does not require a set number of high school courses to be admitted to the college.  We do, however, recommend that students complete as many math, science, and English courses as possible to help ensure success while on our campus.

Here's what you'll need to do in order to complete the application process:

  1. Complete your Online Admissions Application. (Watch "NCTA Admissions Video" in YouTube for step-by-step instructions.)
  2. Request that your final high school and/or college transcripts be sent to the
    NCTA Student Services Office
    404 E. 7th Street,
    Curtis, NE 69025
    Attn.: Vicky Luke
  3.  Take the Asset, Accuplacer, SAT or ACT assessment test. Test scores help us award scholarships, offer guidance and advising. In-house scholarships are awarded based on ACT scores. The college's ACT identification number is 2458.
  4. Attend New Student Enrollment, or contact your advisor to determine what courses you should enroll in. We encourage all new students to attend a New Student Enrollment Day. Dates and more info
  5. Complete and submit all NCTA forms.  These are located on our website @ New Student Forms.
  6. Turn in Application fee or fill out Application Fee Waiver Form (if you are eligible). Application Fee Waiver Form

High School Part-time, Dual Credit Application

For high school students who want to take classes part-time at NCTA:

  • You must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Obtain the recommendation of your high school principal or guidance counselor.
  • Complete steps one and two (above) in the application procedures to enroll at NCTA.
  • Fill out the class registration form.
  • Return all forms to NCTA.
    NCTA Student Services Office
    404 E. 7th Street
    Curtis, NE 69025
    Attn.: Gaylene Stinman

More Info on the High School Dual Credit Program