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Updated August 7


Yes, NMC is offering housing for Academic Year 2020–21! Apply through the Residence Hall Portal listed under Student Services on the NMC Student Website homepage ( MyNMC). For Housing questions, email or call (231) 995-1400.

Fall Classes

Registration for Fall 2020 classes is ongoing with the semester set to begin on Saturday, August 22.

Continuing students can register for classes via their myNMC student portal.

The Advising Center can help you with class options or changes to your schedule. Call them at (231) 995-1040, or email Current students can also schedule appointments online via MySuccess.

Refund requests for dropped courses: NMC recognizes that there are extraordinary situations where a student is unable to drop a class by the 100% refund deadline. You may submit a refund exception request using this form within one year of the end of the semester. We will not require additional documentation for COVID-19 related issues.

Emergency Student Financial Assistance

NMC has received funding through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.


  • Students who completed at least one credit in Spring 2020 semester and/or are completing Summer 2020 semester. (If funds are available to new students in Fall 2020 semester, we will re-open the application and notify all students after the beginning of Fall semester).
  • Only students who have completed a FAFSA and qualify for federal financial aid are eligible for CARES Act funds.


If you are eligible for Federal Financial Aid, make sure to complete the FAFSA.

Aid will be awarded in the order of application.The amount will be based on:

  • type of emergency financial need
  • prior known financial need
  • number of credits enrolled
  • availability of funds

In addition, the NMC Foundation has been hard at work raising additional funds for scholarships to support students during this challenging time. Apply now at

Food Assistance Program

Low-income college students in Michigan enrolled in career or technical education programs are eligible to receive food assistance benefits through a State of Michigan initiative announced in May. College students are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if they meet income and other program requirements and are enrolled at least half-time in an occupational program that leads to employment under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the Twenty-First Century Act of 2018 known as Perkins V.

Students interested in applying for food assistance can go to Verification of enrollment in a Perkins program must be provided by the student or may be requested from the postsecondary institution. Learn more about the Perkins Postsecondary CTE Program at

Will NMC offer a pass/fail option for grades this semester?

No, currently NMC is not pursuing using pass/fail instead of letter grades. This is because many of our students will transfer to a 4-year college or university and those institutions have not committed that they will accept pass/fail credits at this time.

How is New Student Orientation being handled?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and because student safety is our top priority, new student orientation is being offered virtually. Online orientation instructions will be sent to your NMC email account. Learn more about orientation and sign up here.

NMC Reopening Plan

NMC is working through a phased reopening plan for each of its five campuses including:

  • Main - 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City
  • Great Lakes - 715 E. Front St., Traverse City
  • Aero Park - 2600 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City
  • University Center - 2200 Dendrinos Dr., Traverse City
  • Rogers Observatory - 1753 Birmley Road, Traverse City

For Fall 2020, campus buildings will reopen to students with appropriate social distancing and masks required to comply with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order. Services for students will remain available by phone and virtually. Find more information about student services here.

Event cancellations & closures

  • NMC's Spring 2020 Commencement was postponed. All commencement-related activities, including Honors Convocation, have also been postponed.
  • Find an ongoing list of closures and cancellations here.

Navigating the transition to online learning

We understand that the conversion to online coursework is challenging for many students. NMC Faculty and staff are working hard to set you up for success in your courses.

What if I don't have Internet access or computers at home?

If you need assistance to obtain low-cost Internet, contact your Internet Service Provider or Mobile Carrier. is a resource to find low-cost Internet in your area.

What about Aviation Division courses and flight operations?

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our students and campus community, with the least possible disruption to learning. Aviation Division leadership will be working very hard to keep our employees and students safe and informed. Additional details relating to Aviation Division courses and flight operations can be found here.

dual enrolled and early college students

Courses remain available for Fall 2020 registration for dual enrolled and Early College students with the Fall semester beginning on Saturday, August 22. Check your NMC email and Moodle page for course materials. Communicate with your high school and the NMC Admissions Office for enrollment information.

Personal Counseling

We recognize that this is an anxious and potentially stressful time for all and want to remind you that NMC students can make counseling appointments via phone or virtual meeting. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Student Life Office at (231) 995-1118. Find more personal counseling contact information here.

Osterlin Library / NMC Bookstore


Library services are available remotely while the building is closed. Spring semester checkouts are due on August 10, and we will resume assessment of overdue fines on August 17. Students can request materials for curbside pickup by submitting the Library Material Request Form.

The Library COVID-19 FAQ page goes into greater detail regarding library services.


Then NMC Bookstore is open Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book information is also available online. Visit to view and purchase your books and supplies for fall classes; orders can be shipped to your home or picked up in store.

Fall financial aid will be available for bookstore purchases from August 10 to September 8. Aid can be used online at the NMC Bookstore and is available for all products by selecting WebFinancial Aid at checkout. Email with questions.

food service at NMC

The Hawk Owl Café will reopen for Fall 2020 in the new West Hall Innovation Center. Hours and location can be found here.

West Hall Innovation Center Update

The West Hall Innovation Center on NMC's main campus is substantially complete and ready for the Fall 2020 semester. Construction was completed in July, 2020 as services including the library, Hawk Owl Café and WNMC radio station began moving in in preparation for the semester. Read more here.

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Student Services

  • Student Services are still available. Contact us today!
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    • Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
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Student FAQs

Virtual / Online Tools

Online Learning orientation

Nervous about online classes? An online learning orientation is available with tips and hints for success. It should take 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

Check out online learning FAQs here.

Resources are also available through the Student Success Center and your individual instructor. Please reach out with concerns.

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