Student Success Center

At NMC's Student Success Center, students have access to test proctoring, personal academic success coaching and a computer lab.

Test Proctoring

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. Arrangements can be made for placement exams, NMC courses, courses at other Michigan colleges or universities, testing through Michigan Colleges Online (formerly the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative or MCCVLC) and out-of-state colleges.

placement testing

Placement testing for NMC math courses is available on a walk-in basis during the center's regular business hours.

Students are strongly urged to complete their placement testing before attending new student orientation. Testing ahead of time ensures that students can re-test if they are not happy with their initial scores and can register for classes at orientation.

We encourage students to prepare for the Accuplacer math exam by attending a math boot camp, practicing on the Accuplacer Study App, and using the pre-algebra and algebra modules of Khan Academy.

Photo ID is required for testing. Students may use a calculator on the Accuplacer math placement exam.

For more information on placement at NMC, please visit

Students who are unable to complete their math placement test on campus may request remote testing by completing the Remote Accuplacer Exam Request form.

Success Coaching

Students can make appointments or drop in for one-on-one academic success coaching. Success coaches can help students with technology skills, time management, improving organization, increasing focus in class and other general academic skills. Call (231) 995-2134 to make an appointment or stop by the Student Success Center in the Osterlin Building.

Computer Lab

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 below:

Computer Use Guidelines »

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 Coach at (231) 995-2135 or

Please use the Student Success Referral Form to refer individual students to student services for additional support.

Student Success Referral Form »

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Student Success Center Hours

FALL Semester Hours

Saturday, August 25–Saturday, December 15

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon–4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 3-8 p.m.


  • Saturday, Sept. 1–Monday, Sept. 3: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 22–Sunday, Nov. 25: CLOSED


The Student Success Center is located in Osterlin Library 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 »

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