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Starting college can feel like a challenge for many people, but especially adults who have been out of a classroom for years, are working, and may have families. That's why the state of Michigan is teaming up with community colleges to give adult students an extra edge before their first semester starts!

NMC's Adult College Edge (ACE) program can help prepare adult students (21+) in the core subjects of math and English. They’ll also learn tips and tools like time management and studying smarter that will help right away. And students who successfully complete will receive a $500 scholarship to continue their NMC college journey!

Gain an edge on the fall 2024 semester. FREE!


Any adult students (21+) in Michigan planning to attend any college in fall 2024


Student success activities, prep for college math & English


  • Four-week hybrid program:
    • Attend on-campus Tuesday & Thursday.
    • Complete other coursework online on your schedule.


Breakfast & lunch provided, along with bookstore credit and a free graphing calculator, class supplies and $50 gas card, and a $500 scholarship on successful completion!


NMC’s Front Street Campus, Traverse City


To put your best foot forward as a student this fall!



Questions? Contact Student Success at