New Student Orientation & Registration
Who Attends Orientation?
All students that are new the NMC are required to attend orientation. Returning NMC students are not typically required to attend orientation. During orientation you will hear about being a student at NMC, learn about financial aid, and meet with an academic advisor to schedule classes for the coming semester. Here are the steps to follow before orientation and registration:
- Have your ACT scores sent to NMC and/or take placement testing.
What To Do Before Orientation & Registration
Complete this Pre-Orientation and Registration Checklist:
Applying For Financial Aid?To receive maximum consideration, apply by April 1 or at least six weeks before you register. Application Information »
Check the status of your financial aid online through NMC Self-Service »
Placement TestingPlacement 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 »
AP (Advanced Placement) Credit?If you have AP scores, call Advanced Placement at to have them reported to NMC. AP scores are not included in high school transcripts.
TranscriptsHave credits from other colleges or universities? If yes, official transcripts must be sent from each school to:
Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
After Registration: Pay Your Tuition And Feesor read instructions on how to pay online »