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There are six admission programs each identified by the type of applicant seeking to enroll in academic courses. Each program is further distinguished by a set of admission requirements. Applicants are responsible for evaluating the appropriate admission program in which to seek admission and for completing all requirements.

Regular Student Program

An applicant seeking admission under the Regular Student Program is a person who has earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Early Admissions Program

An applicant seeking admission under the Early Admissions program maintains concurrent enrollment in high school and is under the age of 18.

Ability-to-Benefit Program

An applicant seeking admission under the Ability-to-Benefit program is a person who is 18 years or older and does not have the equivalency of a high school diploma. An applicant under the ability to benefit is classified as a non-degree student and must successfully complete a high school equivalency diploma by the end of the first year of study prior to continued enrollment.

Visiting Student Program

An applicant seeking admission under the Visiting Student Program has attended a college or university and is seeking to enroll in no more than a year as a non-degree seeking student.

F-1 Nonimmigrant Student Program

An applicant seeking admission to Northern Marianas College with an F-1 visa or status must complete requirements for admission under the F-1 Nonimmigrant Student program.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

An applicant seeking admission under the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program is a resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) state or U.S. territory and seeks to enroll in a degree program at reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate.

Conditional Admission

The College may confer admission to applicants who come under the Regular Student admission program for one term under the following conditions:

1. Incomplete Admission Application. Applicants may receive a conditional admission offer upon submission of an admission application and required fee, but must submit required supporting documents within sixty (60) calendar days of their initial enrollment.

2. Students with a Cumulative GPA below the 2.0. High school graduates with a cumulative GPA below the required minimum 2.0 requirement may be provisionally admitted for one term, but must meet requirements under academic probation and suspension policies and procedures to continue enrollment.


Students who have not enrolled for two consecutive semesters must reapply for admission under the appropriate admission program. Students returning after Academic Suspension or Dismissal must meet with an NMC Counselor and academic advisor to develop a written plan of remedial action and a proposed course of study for the term in which the student plans to enroll. The written plan of remedial action must be submitted as part of a student's readmission review. Students who are readmitted into a certificate or degree program enter the program under the requirements set forth at the time of readmission.

Application and Admission Notification

When all information, forms and documents are received, applicants for admissions will be notified by postal or electronic mail of their admission to the College. All documents, transcripts and forms submitted by applicants during the admissions process become the property of the College and will not be returned to the student, or forwarded on behalf of the student to any other institution. Unsealed or faxed copies are not official. Applicants who knowingly falsify transcripts or test scores will be denied admission to or will be deregistered from the College.

Cancellation of Admission

An applicant's admission to the College will be canceled if she or he fails to register for the term for which she or he has been admitted.

Transfer Students

Upon admission, students seeking to transfer credit from another institution must submit a Request for Evaluation of Credit form to the Office of Admissions & Records during the first semester of enrollment.

A student with transfer credits from an institution that is not accredited by one of the six regional associations of colleges and schools (Middle States Association, New England Association, and Western Association) may be subject to credit evaluation by a course articulation agency at the student's expense. NMC reserves the right to determine which transfer credit/credits is to be accepted after the Office of Admissions and Records receive the official student credit evalution report.

Coursework from an accredited college or university is transferrable to NMC provided the course is the equivalent of NMC's 100 level or above, and the grade received is a "C" or better.

Additionally, in order for a transfer course's credit to be accepted as a substitution for an NMC course credit, the transferring course curriculum must correspond with the curriculum of the NMC course and be accepted as deemed by the Department Chair of the program and the Registrar.

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring that all persons have equal access to its programs, opportunities, and information resources, including those on its institutional website in accordance to the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work on bringing NMC’s website into full compliance. For immediate assistance, please contact Lucille Deleon Guerrero by email [email protected] or by calling (670) 237-6874.

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on NMC’s website, including a complaint about the accessibility of a document, form, or statement, you may do so by contacting the NMC’s IT Department by email at [email protected]. In your email please include the following information:

  1. The URL you are having accessibility issues with;
  2. The accessibility issue your are experiencing;
  3. Your name, phone number, and email address.

If you would like to file a formal grievance against the Northern Marianas College pursuant to the requirements of Section 504 and Title II, you may submit such grievance to the Office of the NMC President, P.O. Box 501250, Saipan MP 96950 or email [email protected].

You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Office for Civil Rights. More information about filing a complaint with USDOE can be found at