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New Student Orientation & Registration

Who Attends Orientation?

All students that are new the NMC are required to attend orientation. Returning NMC students are not typically required to attend orientation. During orientation you will hear about being a student at NMC, learn about options to pay for classes, and meet with an academic advisor to register for classes.

  1. Select an Orientation date.
  2. Have your ACT scores sent to NMC and/or take placement testing.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and because student safety is our top priority, all new student orientations will be offered virtually for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters. Online orientation instructions will be sent in an email after you register for a session.

If you have applied or been admitted to NMC but not sure about your next steps, please contact Admissions and we will will help!

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 »
    • Placement testing should be completed prior to attending your orientation session. Without placement you won't be able to register for all of your classes. If you have questions or need placement, call the Student Success Center at (231) 995-2134.
  • 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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