Northern Essex Offers Try It Before You Buy It Classes, Tours

Professor Kristi Arford leads a class for current and prospective NECC students at the school’s “College for a Day” event.

A form of “try it before you buy it” is being undertaken by Northern Essex Community College when it opens its campuses to prospective students in April and May.

During the free “College for a Day,” potential students have the opportunity to sit in on college-level courses, speak with current students, take a tour of the campuses and meet admissions staff who can help them begin the application process.

“Whether you’re a high schooler or adult thinking about attending college, the number of unknown factors can feel a little daunting,” the college said in a statement. “That’s why Northern Essex Community College is pulling back the curtain on higher education at its annual ‘College for a Day’ event.”

The Haverhill campus opens to tire kickers Wednesday, April 12, and the Lawrence campus Wednesday, May 3. Both events run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The events take place simultaneously with NECC’s Spring Jam, a celebration with spin art, henna, photo pennants, slushies and music. Many of the college’s clubs and organizations will also be on hand with student representatives, informational materials and other goodies.

To register for the event and/or request a sign language interpreter, call 978-556-3721 or email [email protected].