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New Student Orientation & Registration

Who attends orientation?

All students are required to attend orientation at NMC. Returning NMC students are not typically required to attend orientation. During orientation you will hear about being a student at NMC, learn about financial aid, and meet with an academic advisor to schedule classes for the coming semester. Here are the steps to follow before orientation and registration:

  1. Select a date and time to attend Orientation (Spring and Summer orientations are available)
  2. Have your ACT scores sent to NMC and/or take placement testing.

What to do before orientation & registration

Complete this Pre-Orientation and Registration Checklist:

  • Applying for financial aid?

    To receive maximum consideration, apply by April 1 or at least six weeks before you register. Application Information »
    Check the status of your financial aid online through NMC Self-Service »
  • Placement Testing

    Placement at NMC refers to the math and English courses that are the best fit for you to begin your academic plan. We can determine your placement by considering your high school GPA, SAT, ACT or GED test scores, previous college courses and college credit, or the Accuplacer placement exam. Learn more about placement testing here »

  • AP (Advanced Placement) credit?

    If you have AP scores, call Advanced Placement at (888) 225-5427 to have them reported to NMC. AP scores are not included in high school transcripts.
  • Transcripts

    Have credits from other colleges or universities? If yes, official transcripts must be sent from each school to:
    Admissions Office
    Northwestern Michigan College
    1701 E. Front St.
    Traverse City, MI 49686
  • After registration: Pay your Tuition and fees

    Payment deadlines are listed in the schedule of classes and available online. Check, cash, credit card, NMC payment plan or third-party billing (VA, employer) accepted. Contact Student Financial Services at (231) 995-1035 or read instructions on how to pay online »

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