Niagara County Community College participates in a Western New York Consortium Agreement whereby full-time, matriculated students may cross register for an additional course, without cost, at a private or public, 2-year or 4-year college which is a member of the consortium. You are eligible for this program ONLY if you are a full-time student currently enrolled in a degree/certificate program at your "home" institution.
At NCCC, you may not cross-register until open registration begins. In addition, applications are only accepted in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Each participating institution may make its own policy regarding admittance of a cross registered student, so please check the policy of the institution you will be cross registering with.
Currently we have cross registration agreements with the following:
- Buffalo State College
- Canisius College
- Daemen College
- D'Youville College
- Empire State College
- Erie Community College
- Genesee Community College
- Hilbert College
- Houghton College
- Jamestown Community College
- Medaille College
- Niagara University
- Saint Bonaventure University
- State University College at Fredonia
- State University of NY College of Technology at Alfred
- SUNY at Buffalo
- Trocaire College
- Villa Maria College
You may pick up a cross registration form at the Records Office of your home institution. After you complete this form, you must have it signed by your advisor and the Registrar (Cross Registration Officer) of the home institution. Once completed and approved, the form will be given back to you. You then need to submit all copies to the Records Office of the institution at which you will be cross registering.
Attending as a Non-Matriculated Student
Any individual may take courses at the college as a non-matriculated student. Non-matriculated students are not required to have graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma. Students may enter on a non-matriculated basis if they are not prepared to matriculate. If you would like to take a course contact, the Registration and Records Office to enroll.
Non-matriculated students are required to pass college placement assessment before enrolling in courses which require the tests as a prerequisite.
Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
NCCC, in conjunction with Niagara University, offers qualified students the opportunity to enroll in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Program or to take the introductory courses in military science conducted by the members of the Department of Military Science at Niagara University. The department offers a program leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard.
Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
NCCC is an institutional member of Service members Opportunity Colleges, a group of over 400 colleges and universities providing voluntary post-secondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As a SOC member, NCCC recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences.
SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of thirteen leading national higher education associations; it is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).