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New student orientation sessions for Petoskey, Gaylord & Cheboygan

students at orientation

Orientation: In-person or online

Orientation is a requirement for any new-to-college student. There are two options for orientation attendance: in person or online.

No matter which option you choose, you'll learn important information about faculty expectations, college resources, how to develop a successful education plan, how to pay for college, how to register for classes, and more.

In-Person Orientation

In-person orientation is scheduled through the NC Portal, which requires students to log in.

Schedule In-Person Orientation

Online Orientation

Click the button below and follow the directions to complete your online orientation.

Once you have completed the online orientation, you will need to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to register for classes.

Complete Online Orientation


For Returning and Transfer Students

Individual Advising sessions are required for the "Returning to College" student. A Returning to College student has earned 3 or more 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 who 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. Appointments last for approximately 1 hour. Please call 231-348-6605 to schedule an appointment.