Enroll In A Program

There’s no one way to go from college to career. Nicolet offers academic programs ranging from short-term certificates and diplomas to associate degree's and University Transfer. Chances are, there's a program that's just right for you. Get started today. It's quick and easy!

Complete an Application for Admissions
  • Complete the online application. - It's easy to apply.

  • Please watch your email for instructions that will be sent after completion of the application.

  • If you want to apply by mail or in-person, download the paper application and send the completed application to:
    Nicolet College - Admissions
    PO Box 518
    Rhinelander, WI 54501

  • To apply in person, stop by or call the Welcome Center
    715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039, ext. 4493
    Red Oak Center  - 2nd Floor

Submit Official High School Transcripts or GED/HSED
  • To be official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Nicolet College Admissions. Visit your high school’s website for more information to request your high school transcripts. To request your GED/HSED transcript or verification, go to ged.com. If you earned your GED/HSED in Wisconsin, you can complete this form and Nicolet College will request your GED/HSED verification from the state on your behalf.
  • Students still enrolled in high school will need to submit a final transcript upon high school graduation.
  • Students that do not have a high school diploma or GED/HSED are encouraged to consider earning their GED/HSED. You can also meet this requirement by successfully completing the GED Ready Assessments. Assessments consist of Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Successful completion is 145 or higher on each assessment. The GED Ready must be taken at Nicolet College’s assessment center and fees may apply. Please note:
    • Students who do not submit official high school transcripts or GED/HSED are not eligible to receive federal and state financial aid
    • Students still need to meet the minimum age for enrollment policy
    • The GED Ready and the successful completion of its assessments are not equivalent to a high school credential. It will not meet admissions criteria at other institutions
  • Applicants who have completed an associate’s degree or more than 60 credits towards a bachelor’s degree may not have to provide a high school transcript, provided they submit official college transcripts demonstrating completion.
Complete or Submit Placement Assessment
  • Learn more about admissions assessments.

  • Watch your email for more information about which assessments, if any, are required. Typically, required assessments are:
    • University Transfer Liberal Arts: Tailwinds Assessment
    • Apprenticeship: Accuplacer
  • Students with previous college experience that are transferring to Nicolet should provide official post-secondary transcripts which may waive placement assessments. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Nicolet College Admissions.
  • Upon completion of the admissions process, you will receive an admitted student packet with next steps which include meeting with your academic advisor to register for classes.

Start a Bachelor’s Degree at Nicolet

Did you know that a Nicolet degree can help you transfer to hundreds of universities? With an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree you could earn guaranteed transfer and admission at 8 universities, including UW Madison, UW Stevens Point, and UW Stout. If you have questions about how your Nicolet degree will transfer, contact our Welcome Center to talk to an academic advisor.