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Registration for the Northern Marianas College’s upcoming Spring 2018 semester is currently ongoing until January 12, 2018. Students can register online or in-person at the Office of Admissions and Records.

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Northern Marianas College’s recent partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, gives students the option to stay on island while earning an associates of arts degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in social work.

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December 2, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018 Registration for New, Ongoing, and Readmitted (Via Proa Portal)
December 25, 2017 Holiday - Christmas Day
December 31, 2017 Spring 2018 Admission Application Deadline (New and Readmit)
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day
January 2, 2018 Faculty Return for Spring 2018 Semester
January 3 to 4, 2018 Professional Development Days
January 5, 2018 Graduation Petition Deadline
January 8 to 9, 2018 Student Orientation for New, Returning, and International Students
January 8 to 12, 2018 Distance Education Orientation Class – Session II
Late Registration/Advising Period
January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16, 2018 Regular Session and Session I: First Day of Classes
BBQ Block Party
January 16 to 19, 2018 Regular Session and Session I: Add/Drop (100% Refund) and Welcome Week
January 17, 2018 Coffee & Karaoke
January 18, 2018 Trivia Night
February 2, 2018 Regular Session and Session I: “UW” (Unofficial Withdrawal) Reporting Session I: Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s)
NMC Beach Festival
February 19, 2018 President's Day
February 19 to 24, 2018 Session I: Instructor/Course Evaluations
February 20, 2018 College Success Series
March 2, 2018 Regular Session: Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s)
March 9 to 10, 2018 Session I: Final Exam
March 10, 2018 Session I: Last Day of Classes
March 12, 2018 Session I: Final Grades Due
Session II: First Day of Classes
March 12 to 16, 2018 Session II: Add/Drop (100% Refund) and Welcome Week
March 23, 2018 Session II: “UW” (Unofficial Withdrawal) Reporting
HOLIDAY – Commonwealth Covenant Day (March 24, 2018)
March 26 to 31, 2018 SPRING BREAK
March 30, 2018 Session II: Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s)
Good Friday
April 16 to 21, 2018 Regular Session and Session II: Instructor/Course Evaluations
May 5, 2018 Regular Session and Session II: Last Day of Classes
May 7 to 12, 2018 Regular Session and Session II: Last Day of Classes
May 12, 2018 Regular Session and Session II: Grades Due for Graduation Candidates
May 14, 2018 Regular Session and Session II: Grades Due for All Other Students
May 19, 2018 Commencement Exercise
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
July 4, 2018 Independence Day
September 3, 2018 Labor Day
October 8, 2018 Commonwealth Cultural Day
November 4, 2018 Citizenship Day (To Be Observer on November 5)
November 11, 2018 Veterans Day (To Be Observer on November 12)
November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day
December 8, 2018 Constitution Day (To Be Observed on December 7)
December 25, 2018 Christmas Day
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03/09/17 WASC Senior Commission Commends NMC, Offers Recommendations

Northern Marianas College hosted a WASC Senior Commission (WSCUC) team on December 1 and 2, 2016. In February 2017, the College was notified of the commendations and recommendations from the team, which praised the College for actions it has already taken to strengthen its autonomy and business practices and recommended continuing to develop in those same areas. A copy of the WSCUC Action Letter and Team Report can be accessed here.

09/11/14 USDOE Recognizes NMC's Change in Accreditor from ACCJC to WSCUC

Dear NMC Community:

As you all know, the Northern Marianas College underwent Initial Accreditation review with WASC Senior Commission (WSCUC) April 29 May 2, 2014.

On July 7, 2014, the College was notified in a letter by the WSCUC of its formal action to grant NMC Initial Accreditation for a period of six years (through June 2020).

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07/09/14 NMC Granted 6-Year Initial Accreditation by WASC Senior Commission

Northern Marianas College announced today that it was granted Initial Accreditation for a period of 6 years, through June 2020, with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

At the same time, the College also announced that its proposal to offer a second bachelor's degree in business management was approved by the Senior Commission.

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05/02/14 WASC Senior Commission Concludes Visit to NMC

Representatives from the WASC Senior Commission today concluded their visit to the Northern Marianas College.

The purpose of the WASC visit was twofold: the first is to evaluate the Northern Marianas College and its application for initial accreditation under the Senior Commission; the second purpose is to review the College's substantive change proposal to offer a Bachelors in Science Business Management program.

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02/07/14 NMC's Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Northern Marianas College today announced that it has been removed from "Show Cause status" and its accreditation has been REAFFIRMED.

The decision to reaffirm the College's accreditation was made during the January 2014 meeting of the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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12/20/13 NMC Submits Supplemental Report

The Northern Marianas College recently submitted a supplemental report to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The report adds to the Show Cause Report that the College submitted earlier on October 15, 2013, and provides updates to the College's continuing accreditation efforts.

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