​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​North Lake College is an open-enrollment institution. You may apply for admission if you are over age 18, have a high school diploma, or have a GED certificate. Other applicants are considered individually.
North Lake College students have the choice to enroll in person or online.
To start following our simple steps to admission at NLC, choose the option which describes you:

If you need to register in person, view registration dates and times here.

Residency Requirements

If you want to change your residency status to get a lower tuition rate, you will need to complete this residency questionnaire (PDF). Email the completed questionnaire to We will respond by email within two business days with a list of documents required to change your residency status. 

College or University Transient Students Online Services

Students enrolled in a university who would like to take courses at North Lake College for Wintermester or Summer Sessions, and then transfer the courses back to their home college/university, can follow all the enrollment steps above online. Our convenient online service means you don't have to send proxies to enroll or register at NLC.

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Special Hours for Registration

Office Hours & Contacts​
Central Campus, A405
MTWR 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
F 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
North Lake College
5001 N. MacArthur, A405 Admissions
Irving, Texas 75038
For admissions-related questions, please call: 972-273-3183

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