All New Student Applicants
It is necessary for all applicants to follow the steps below to be considered for admission to the New England School of Communications.
1. Students may apply to the New England School of Communications online (application fee is waived for all on-line applications). Another option is to complete the paper application for admission. Send the completed application, signed and dated, to NESCom, 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 must accompany the application. A check or money order made out to NESCom is acceptable. If the fee does not accompany the application, the applicant will be billed.
2. Essay—All students must submit a brief essay (minimum 250 words) on any choice of topic. An essay written for a previous class is acceptable. If a prompt is desired: Please describe your particular interested, achievements or experiences that you believe are relevant to your application to the New England School of Communications and that make you a good candidate for admissions. You may wish to begin with some background information about yourself and your family. You may choose to submit your essay by email or by mail.
3. Contact your high school Guidance Office and request an official copy of your transcript to be sent to the Admissions Office at NESCom. A minimum GPA of 2.0 (or equivalent) is required for admission.
4. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members are required. Letters may be emailed if necessary. Copies of achievement awards (in and out of school) are also considered.
5. Submit official SAT or ACT scores. Please include NESCom’s college code when registering for the exam. NESCom’s SAT College Code is 3101 and ACT College Code is 1651. Please be sure the scores appear on an official document. Beginning for fall 2014 applications, SAT or ACT scores are required.
6. A passing General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is acceptable. An official transcript may be obtained by contacting your local adult education office. This must be the official document.
7. Once the application is received, the applicant is automatically scheduled for a mandatory interview and recommended campus tour. In some circumstances, it may be impossible for a student to visit the college for a personal interview and tour. Students who are unable to visit campus may schedule a telephone interview.
NESCom and a number of high schools in New England have articulation agreements allowing the student to earn college credit while in high school for certain technical courses. Agreements have been reached by the College and the high school outlining the specifications for credit. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the College in writing of their request for evaluation of articulation credit from the approved school.
In addition to the new student applicant requirements, home-schooled students who have not completed an accredited high school program must present a passing score on a GED exam.Husson University Campus in Bangor, Maine.