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We're so excited to have you! Attending community college and pursuing higher education is an important decision that will change your life forever. Regardless of age, background, or personal circumstances, when you choose to attend college, you begin a journey that will continuously influence how you learn, make a living, and connect to the world around you. North Central Michigan College is proud to offer a new beginning to your career pathway right here in beautiful northern Michigan.

If you're ready to take the next step toward furthering your education at North Central, apply here! If you still have some questions, please contact Chelse Olivo, Outreach Recruiter at or 231-348-6829.

Don't worry—we are more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding transferring to NCMC, living on campus, counseling services and more. Take a minute to fill out our prospective student form and tell us a little more about yourself!

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Applying to North Central is easy and FREE! Apply online or if you’d like to apply in person at the Admissions Office, located in Student Services. Call (231) 348-6605 with questions. All students will need to send an official copy of their high school transcripts or GED and are welcome to submit ACT or AP scores as well.

To be considered for any kind of student financial assistance at NMC, including scholarships, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online North Central Michigan's College Code is 002299. For any questions regarding the financial aid process, please contact our Financial Aid Specialist at 231-348-6627.

Submit ACT, SAT, COMPASS scores or take the ACCUPLACER. Allow 3 hours. No cost for ACCUPLACER. Retakes are charged. For Petoskey call 231-348-6682. For Gaylord call 989-705-3775. For Cheboygan call 231-597-0322. Click here for our assessment requirements: North Central Assessment Grid

Through generous donations from the community, North Central makes available a variety of scholarships. The Scholarship Committee is dedicated to assessing the qualifications of students seeking scholarship funding. Learn More

Once you're admitted to North Central, you will receive information about scheduling your orientation session. All students are asked to attend orientation to find out more about the ways in which NCMC aims to create academic success for all students. Learn More

Make the most of your student experience by living in Campus Housing! North Central Michigan College is home to more than 100 students who live in our Residence Hall. Students are offered great accommodations, including cable television and internet access, meals, on- and off- campus activities and the benefits associated with living on a college campus that is within walking distance to downtown Petoskey. Visit the Housing page to learn more about dorm life at NCMC.

Completing a college education is one of the most meaningful investments an individual can make for their professional success. North Central Michigan College is dedicated to providing qualified students with financial aid programs and financial aid loans to assist them in reaching their academic goals. Our staff is ready direct you to the resources needed to help you apply for North Central financial aid and begin your path to a successful career. If you have additional questions, call t to find out more about financial information at 231-348-6627. Learn More.

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