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Academic Advising & Counseling/Registrar

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the student services department is where the office of north central's registrar is located

The Registrar is responsible for keeping all student records and ensuring compliance with FERPA and other federal, state and local laws.  Additionally, the Registrar examines incoming transcripts to allow for transfer of incoming credits, audits, graduation applications, and is responsible for various federal and state reporting.


Registrar Contact Information:

Student Services
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey MI 49770

Joe Balinski 

Nicki Morris
Assistant Registrar
231-348-6625 (phone and fax)

For the student services department hours of availability, click here. 



Advisors and Counselors can assist you in creating an educational plan that blends your interests, values, abilities, and lifestyle so that you can be successful. They will help you in the transfer process, whether you are transferring to North Central from another college or university, or planning to transfer North Central credits to another college or university.


Transfer Links


Career Counseling

Counselors work with you to help in the career decision-making process. Career tests are available to help widen your ideas about yourself and the world of work.

Click here for Career Testing Information

Click here to take FOCUS 2 -- On-Line Career Assessment Tool

Click here for links to online career information.


Personal Counseling

Counselors can provide short-term help when you are experiencing personal problems that interfere with your educational success. Referrals can also be made for services both on and off campus to facilitate a resolution to your problem, such as long-term mental health care, tutoring, or other family services.

North Central licensed professional counselors are available by appointment during the fall and winter semesters and at select times during the summer session. Counseling services are free of charge and confidential.

Click the links below for online support resources.


Contact Us:

Student Services
North Central Michigan College

1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
To Schedule An Appointment: (231) 348-6605 or toll free (888) 298-6605