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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, New Student Orientation will be offered virtually for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. Admitted students will be automatically signed up for the next available orientation date, and will be sent a confirmation email with additional details once they have been registered.

Who needs to attend orientation?

All students new to NMC are required to complete orientation. During orientation you will learn about being a student at NMC, meet with an academic advisor to schedule classes, and discuss options to pay for classes with Student Financial Services.

What to do before orientation & registration

Complete this Pre-Orientation and Registration list:

  • Apply For Financial Aid

  • Complete 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.
  • Send Advanced Placement Credit scores to NMC

    • 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.
  • Send official transcripts to NMC

    • 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
  • Learn about payment deadlines

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Orientation details

Learn more about the virtual process.

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Take placement testing

Learn about Math & English placement.

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Register for classes

Log into NMC Self-Service and select Registration.

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Apply for financial aid & scholarships

Apply early for maximum consideration!

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Pay your tuition and fees

Payment deadlines are available online.

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