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Student Support

If you have questions or prefer to speak with someone directly, please call 231-348-6605.

NC ADAPT is our promise that the North Central experience—including our wraparound services — is guaranteed to all students who enroll for Fall 2021.

We take pride in our student-centered approach, which means North Central’s personalized education and support isn’t dependent on your location.  Whether you’re living in our Residence Hall, commuting to campus, or learning remotely, you’ll have access to all of the services we provide.


financial support

The college’s Student Emergency Fund, which awards grants to students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that threaten their academic success, is open to all North Central students.  Thanks in part to the generosity of donors during the college’s “North Central Cares” campaign, many students received and are receiving support to help with unexpected expenses.  Applications for Student Emergency Fund dollars are open, and financial assistance is awarded daily.  For more information, contact Renee DeYoung at 231-348-6618 or


Mental Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

Mary A. Mummaw, MA, LPC, is a full-time counselor in our Student Services department. 

A North Central alumna, Mummaw received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University.

Mummaw attributes her successful career to a personal experience she had with a North Central counselor, someone who encouraged her and helped her build the future she wanted for her family.

“When I was a struggling single mother, my North Central counselor provided the roadmap I so desperately needed,” Mummaw said.  “More importantly, he made me believe that I was entirely capable of achieving it.”

Mummaw prides herself in providing the same experience to the next generation of North Central students.  She is available by phone at 231-348-6700 or via e-mail at


Student Health and Wellness

Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard is a year-round food pantry established to support the students of North Central who may be dealing with food insecurity.

The Campus Cupboard provides students and their families with nutritious foods and personal care items. Faculty, staff, students, community members and many community-based organizations work together to provide these items to NCMC students conveniently and discreetly throughout the year.


Academic Support

North Central provides a wide range of academic support services to help students succeed.

Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services (LSS) is located in the Student and Community Resource Center (SCRC) and offers a quiet study area, tutoring services, test proctoring and materials to improve study skills.  Learning Support Services’ mission is to provide individualized services, resources and support to assist all students. Our goal is to help students become independent learners who achieve their personal and academic goals. 

Services offered by LSS include:

  • Accessibility and Disability Services
    • For accessibility and disability services, call 231-348-6682, or email
  • Tutoring
    • Free tutoring is available to North Central Michigan College students on a peer-to-peer basis, in small groups, or through study skills support tutoring. LSS staffs two part-time professional tutors for math and nursing at the Petoskey campus. Peer tutors have successfully completed the course they are tutoring with a B or above, and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above, and/or have been recommended by an instructor for a specific class. Peer tutors may be arranged at off-campus sites as well, per request.
  • Test Proctoring
    • ACCUPLACER, General Education Development (GED), DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST), and placement tests for North Central English courses are all available through LSS.
  • Study Support
    • LSS offers in-house support, as well as coordination with other campus programs and faculty, to provide academic support to all students.  Publications such as study support, study skills, organization, prioritization, apps listings and personalized study plans are offered to all North Central students.
  • Math Lab
    • The Math Lab includes a study area and tutoring to assist students who may need additional math support. Computers in the math lab are equipped with the current North Central math curriculum software and are available during LSS’s office hours. 
  • Writing Center
    • North Central’s Writing Center is available to help students with the writing process.  Students may schedule a peer-to-peer session available via Zoom meeting software or over the phone with Google Docs.  Tutors can help students adapt to this technology.
  • Women’s Resource Center
    • The Women's Resource Center (WRC) program provides comprehensive educational support, job search assistance, financial scholarships (tuition, text, and childcare), community connections, advocacy and referrals. The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) advocates on behalf of students to assist in overcoming barriers and moving forward. Personal counseling is also available by appointment.
    • The Waganakising Odawa Career and Technical Education Program (WOCTEP) operates within the Education Department of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB), offering certificate and associate programs in partnership with North Central Michigan College. WOCTEP advisors visit the campus, utilizing LSS’s multipurpose office or conference room to meet with students.  High school graduates, GED graduates and college students may enroll in WOCTEP.


Coaching Program

North Central’s Coaching Program is built on the idea that everyone, especially students who are the first in their family to attend college, can benefit from having a “go-to” person at the college.  Your coach can help you navigate your college experience, and a personal connection between a student and a coach can be a game-changer. 

Contact Corey Lansing, Director of Admissions, at 231-439-6349 or via email at for more information.


Career Services

North Central has a new Career Development Specialist available to help students with placement and career choices.  Contact Doug Tippett at or 231-439-6265


Career Coach

Career Coach is a free, web-based tool that gives students the power to explore hundreds of potential careers while providing them with the information necessary to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans.  Our academic advisors are available to discuss your results and assist with creating your personalized academic plan to put you on the path to your ideal career.


Student Clubs and Organizations

North Central offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enrich the college experience, including Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Residence Hall Council, Student Senate, Student Veterans Association, Student Nurses Association, Fusion Campus Ministry, and co-ed running and ski clubs.