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Orientation

You're Almost Ready To Register!

Orientation is required for students new to college. If you are a transfer student with over 24 credits or a guest student, you do not need to complete this orientation.

All orientations for Spring 2021 will be done online at your own pace. You will be signed up for an orientation once you are accepted, and will receive a confirmation email.

Topics covered during orientation include:

  • Learn to navigate NMC systems
  • Take a virtual campus tour
  • How to pay for classes
  • How to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor who will help you get registered for classes

Pre-Orientation Checklist

There are a few things you can get going on right away! Check out our Pre-orientation Checklist for items to get finished before you start your online orientation.

  • Apply For Financial Aid

  • Complete Mandatory Placement Testing

    • Placement at NMC refers to the math and English courses that are the best fit for you to begin your academic plan. We can determine your placement by considering your high school GPA, SAT, ACT or GED test scores, previous college courses and college credit, or the Accuplacer placement exam. Learn more about placement testing here »
    • If you placed into MTH 08, MTH 23 or MTH 111, Accuplacer Math Placement is required. Sign up for testing here »
    • Placement testing must be completed prior to attending your orientation session. Without placement you won't be able to register for all of your classes. If you have questions, call the Student Success Center at (231) 995-2134.
  • Send Official Transcripts Or Advanced Placement Credit Scores To NMC

    • Make sure we have transcripts from your high school as well as other colleges. Official transcripts must be sent from each school to:
      Admissions Office
      Northwestern Michigan College
      1701 E. Front St.
      Traverse City, MI 49686
    • If you have AP scores, call Advanced Placement at (888) 225-5427 to have them reported to NMC. AP scores are not included in high school transcripts.

Orientation Checklist

Here are the items you'll want to revisit once you've watched your orientation video to be sure you're ready for day one!