NMC Visual Communications program student Gabby Edgcombe and her daughter
Mother-daughter team

NMC VisComm student Gabby Edgcombe attended classes with her daughter.

NMC adult student Lorena Cruz-Barcenas  and her daughter Karyme
Daughter follows mother at NMC

Lorena Cruz-Barcenas, 42, enrolled at NMC followed by daughter Karyme.

NMC adult student Christal Frost
Frontliner heads back to school

Christal Frost returns to NMC with help from the Futures for Frontliners program.

Adult Students

NMC Is Here For You

As an adult student, you may have a job (or two), a family to support, or be looking to change jobs or enhance your career. Whether you want to take a class to learn a new skill, enroll in a program to earn a degree or certificate and explore a new career, check out our online learning programs, or just speak with an admissions representative about your options, we're here to help.

NMC can:

  • Provide academic and career advising to help you identify and meet your educational and career goals
  • Identify college-level knowledge you have that may qualify for college credit at NMC
  • Transfer college credits you've earned from coursework at other colleges to apply to a degree or certificate at NMC
  • Help you identify financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your educational expenses

Did you know?

  • Classes are offered in a combination of hybrid and online learning formats, to maintain safety and provide flexibility.
  • 27% of NMC's students in Fall 2019 were 25 years old or older.
  • NMC awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to more than 1,200 students in 2019–20 — an average of $1,213 each.
  • NMC’s in-district tuition for 2019–2020 is the 8th lowest of the state’s 28 community colleges and is 75 percent lower than the average for public universities in Michigan. NMC also committed not to raise tuition rates for 2020–2021.

Ready to come to NMC?

You can apply online today! Admission is open to all high school graduates, or those who have satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) test or individuals 18 years or older.

Use the links to the right to start an application to NMC, apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, or view and apply for any of the more than 100 scholarships offered by NMC.

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