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Orientation and Advising

Please call (231) 348-6605 or click here to schedule an Orientation session.


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WINTER 2016 orientation sessions

(begin in NOV 2016 and run through JAN 2017)

Dates will be available for Summer and Fall semesters in March 2017


All students seeking to earn a degree at North Central must attend an orientation or individual advising session.


There are two types of sessions: Orientation and Individual Advising. 

Orientation sessions are for” New to College” students. New to College is defined as a student who has no earned college credits or was a previous Dual Enrolled student at North Central. Orientation topics include faculty expectations for students, resources at the college, how to develop a successful educational plan, how to pay for college, how to register for courses, and more. Orientation concludes with registering for the current open semester classes. Orientation sessions take approximately three hours. If you would like to view available orientation sessions in your area only, click here, scroll down and select from the following drop downs:

• Choose type of Orientation:
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Please call (231) 348-6605 or click here to schedule an Orientation session.


Individual Advising sessions are required for the “Returning to College” student. A Returning to College student has earned 3 or more college credits at any college (other than Dual Enrolled at North Central. Dual Enrolled students will attend an Orientation session ). The session is designed for transfer students, students with a college degree and former North Central students that have not attended in the past two years. An Advising session will recognize that the student possesses “ going to college” knowledge and focuses on topics as they apply specifically to North Central . Topics in a session will include North Central programs of study, financial aid process, faculty expectations and student resources. The session concludes with registering for the current open semester classes An appointment lasts approximately one hour. 

Please call (231) 348-6605 to schedule an Advising session.