Student Success Testing Center

Placement Testing

Sign up below for Accuplacer placement testing. Testing is available in person at the NMC Testing Center. Please arrive at least 90 minutes prior to close to ensure enough time for testing.

Online testing may be available if you cannot make it to campus. Please schedule as follows:

For more information on placement and how to prepare, please visit

Test Proctoring

The testing center is open. Make an appointment here through My Success or by calling (231) 995-2134.

This service provides flexible hours for faculty and students to access academic out-of-class testing, make up testing, and placement testing. Test proctoring is provided during the hours that the center is open.

Proctoring services are available for:

  • Accuplacer Math Placement exams (online over Zoom or in person at the testing center)
  • Language placement courses
  • NMC courses
  • CLEP / DSST Testing: Get 50% off your next CLEP exam!
  • Courses at other Michigan colleges or universities
  • Testing through Michigan Colleges Online
  • Out-of-state colleges
  • HESI Testing – You will need to register and purchase the test before coming in to take it. Walk-ins are welcome but please note this test usually takes a least 4 hours to complete. Find more information at
  • CERTIPORT: Certification testing for NMC Students:
    • Information Technology Specialist (ITA)
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Testing Guidelines

Contact Us

Meet Our Staff

Katy Knight Katy Knight

Student Success Specialist

Hi, my name is Katy Knight and I am the Student Success Specialist at NMC. I am here to help in all things Student Success, from testing and coaching to workshops and events. I am honored and excited to be here in this beautiful city working with the immensely talented and promising students here at NMC.

Student Success Proctor Tom Auch Tom Auch

Student Success Proctor

My name is Tom Auch and I have degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have been employed at NMC for over 20 years. I have taught in the Visual Communications department, Business division, photographer and columnist for the White Pine Press. I am a proud member of the Student Success Center and available to assist students and faculty most anytime!

Student Success Proctor John Walker John Walker

Student Success Proctor

My name is John Walker and I am one of the Test Proctors. My background is in managing Manufacturing Organizations. I have experience in all facets of an organization including Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality, scheduling, Inventory control, and Maintenance. Possessing a Six Sigma Black Belt I still do some business consulting. I am here to administer tests for the professors at NMC.

Student Success Proctor Dan Isola Dan Isola

Student Success Proctor

My name is Dan Isola and I am a Test Proctor. My college education includes BS-ChemE and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan. I have 30 years experience with the Telecom industry in finance, software testing, product planning and project management. I was an instructor for corporate project management certification and I am familiar with PMP certification. I enjoy helping students achieve their educational goals.

Proctor Ann Ann Isola

Student Success Proctor

The daughter of a music teacher, Ann has been a musician all of her life. That musical experience and her job by day as a Paraplanner/Office Manager has prepared her well to be the Box Office Manager for NMC's music programs. She currently resides on Torch Lake with her husband Dan where she enjoys singing, gardening, outdoor activities, visiting with friends and travel, especially to see their children and grandchildren!


On your testing day:

  1. Bring Photo ID (driver's license, passport, student ID are all accepted)
  2. Calculators are not allowed unless you have a prescribed accommodation. A calculator will pop up on your screen for questions that it is allowed.
  3. We provide scrap paper in the testing room
  4. Plan on 90 minutes to complete the test

Our Testing Center is located at 1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, in the Osterlin Building (#3 on the Main Campus Map).

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 or email us at

Fall Semester Hours: August 26–December 16

  • Sunday: 3–8 p.m.
  • Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 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. Get directions to Main Campus.

Student Success Links

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Student Success Ambassadors

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