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Student Success

What is Student Success?

Student success means that students receive a personalized learning experience that is full and enriching and ultimately leads to a students achievement of their academic goals. We know that no two students are the same, so we take a human-centric approach to help you meet your goals.

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We are your connection to whatever you need on campus! Success coaches can help students with:

  • Technology skills, time management, improving organization, increasing focus in class and other general academic skills.
  • Goal Setting
  • Referrals and connections to other campus resources

Call (231) 995-2828 or email to make an appointment or stop by the Student Success Center in the Osterlin Building. Currents student can make an appointment through My Success.

Placement photo Testing Center

Our testing center is open! Make an appointment here or call (231) 995-2134.

Take exams for current classes or have exams proctored from other institutions. Placement testing, CLEP testing, DSST and more are offered through the Testing Center.

Success Workshops Free College Prep Workshops

NMC Student Success Center offers Free College Prep Workshops to help students prepare for their college journey. Learn more here.

Other Success Center Resources

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NMC Uses My Success to help students connect with faculty and other campus resources. If you are a current student, staff or faculty, you will find information about how and why to access My Success here.

Computer Lab

By appointment only. Make an appointment here or call (231) 995-2134. With over 40 computer stations and free printing, the Student Success Center computer lab can meet all of your technology needs. Specialized software required for business, accounting, nursing and visual communications classes is available. Please review the lab's computer use guidelines here.

Resources for Faculty

The Student Success Center can help your students develop the self-management and study skills that lead to greater success. Workshops can be delivered in the center or in your classroom and can be customized to fit your students' needs. To arrange a tour or workshop for your class, contact the Success Coaches at (231) 995-2828 or

If you would like to refer individual students, please do so through My Success.

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Math Placement Drop-ins

Please call (231) 995-2134 to schedule testing appointments. Current students can also schedule in My Success.

Success Center & Testing Hours are as follows for the Summer '21 semester:
  • Mondays: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Saturdays: CLOSED
  • Sundays: CLOSED
When you are ready to take the Math Placement test:
  1. Sit in a quiet place where you will be undisturbed while testing.
  2. Clear a workspace for your monitor, mouse, keyboard, blank scratch paper, and pencil. All other items must be removed from your table/desk.
  3. Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation. A calculator will pop up on your screen for questions that it is allowed.
  4. Be sure to have your photo ID ready. You will need to show it to your proctor.
  5. Go here when you’re ready to start your testing session.

National First-Generation College Celebration

Joelle, NMC First Generation Student

"Like many first-generation college students, I came from a very poor family and did not have the resources or guidance that is commonly found from parents who have attended college. Read more here »

Chat with us!

Use the Live Chat link below to connect with a member of the NMC Success Team!


Student Success Center Hours

The NMC Testing center is open! Current students can make an appointment through My Success here. If you are unable to schedule online, please call us at (231) 995-2134.

Summer 2021 Hours

Face coverings are required on campus.

  • Monday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


The Student Success Center is located on NMC's main campus in the Osterlin Building (#3 on the Main Campus Map). The closest on-campus parking is in the Birch and Cedar lots. Directions to Main Campus »

Student Success Links

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Student Success Ambassadors

We're always looking for students who are connected on campus and the community that are willing to help other students feel the same! Fill out our NMC Student Success Ambassador application form to get started!