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Guest Students

If you're looking to get ahead during a break from your home college or university, NMC could be the perfect place for you!

  • Enroll in one of our general education classes to fill any gaps you may have in your current higher education course plan.
  • Come for a semester to pick up a few credits before heading back to your home school.
  • Finish any outstanding prerequisites for your current program. Transferring credits from NMC is easy!

To get started with the process of becoming a guest student, follow our Guest Students Checklist:

  • Check with your school

    Check with your current school to make sure the class(es) you will take at NMC will transfer back to your school. Or check the online Michigan Transfer Network.
  • Complete an online application

    All guest students should select "Guest Student" as the student type.
  • Complete the Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application (PDF)
    (Not available for Out-of-State Colleges)

    Once you have completed the application, make sure you have appropriate signatures from officials at your current school before submitting the application to NMC. Return your guest application to NMC Admissions upon completion.
  • Register for classes

    If eligible to become a guest student, you will receive a email and letter of acceptance, and may register for the class(s) you want to take.
  • Request an NMC Transcript

    Upon completion of the class, it is your responsibility to have transcripts sent to your current school.
  • Complete new guest application

    If you would like to apply for a later semester, as a guest student, you will need to complete a new online application and Michigan Uniform Guest application each semester.

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Did you know?

By 2020, 65 percent of job openings will require workers with at least some college education.

Source: Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Proud Fact

Northwestern Michigan College serves more than 50,000 learners annually – through academic credit programs, non-credit personal interest classes, organizational training, and cultural activities.

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