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Spring 2020 Info

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Welcome to Northern Marianas College's Spring 2020 Registration Bulletin! This page contains the information you need to enroll in classes during the upcoming Spring 2020 term. If you are looking for information that is not available here, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) by emailing [email protected] or calling 237-6768/69/70/71.

Spring 2020 Class Schedule

Class Schedule (As Of November 25, 2020)

Spring 2020 Calendar

Regular Session
January 21 – 25, 2020 First Week of Classes
Last Week to Add or Drop Courses with Refund
February 7, 2020 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) Reporting Deadline
Petition to Graduate Deadline
February 17, 2020 President’s Day (Observed Holiday - No Classes)
March 6, 2020 Last day to Withdraw with 'W' Grade
March 2 - 7, 2020 Course and Instructor Evaluations
March 24, 2020 Commonwealth Covenant Day (Observed Holiday - No Classes)
April 6 – 12, 2020 SPRING BREAK
May 4 – 9, 2020 Last Week of Instruction
May 11 – 16, 2020 Final Exam Week
May 18, 2020 Grades Due for Potential Graduates
May 21, 2020 Grades Due for All Students
May 23, 2020 Commencement Exercise
Accelerated Session I (No classes on observed holidays listed above)
January 21 – 25, 2020 First Week of Classes
Last Week to Add or Drop Courses with Refund
January 31, 2020 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) Reporting Deadline
February 7, 2020 Last day to Withdraw with 'W' Grade
February 3 - 8, 2020 Course and Instructor Evaluations
February 29, 2020 Last day of Instruction
March 2 – 7, 2020 Final Exam Week
March 13, 2020 Session One Grades Due
May 23, 2020 Commencement Exercise
Accelerated Session II (No classes on observed holidays listed above)
March 23 - 28, 2020 First Week of Classes
Last Week to Add or Drop Courses with Refund
April 3, 2020 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) Reporting Deadline
April 17, 2020 Last day to Withdraw with 'W' Grade
April 13 - 18, 2020 Course and Instructor Evaluations
May 9, 2020 Last day of Instruction
May 11 – 16, 2020 Final Exam Week
May 18, 2020 Grades Due for Potential Graduates
May 22, 2020 Grades Due for All Students
May 23, 2020 Commencement Exercise

Spring 2020 Registration Steps

Registration Priority

Ongoing students are scheduled to register ahead of new and readmitted students as published in the Spring 2020 Calendar. Ongoing students who receive permission to register from their advisors may access the online Proa Portal to register for courses online at any time during the registration period.

New and Readmitted students must attend the New & Readmitted Student Orientation as well as meet with an advisor prior to gaining access to the online course registration system (Proa Portal).

Additional Information for New and Re-Admitted Students

New students and students who had not attended NMC for a year or more must first complete and submit an admission March 23, 2020 in order to enroll during Spring 2020 semester.

Step 1: Sign up for an English & Math Placement Test. All students are required to take both the English & Math placement test prior to meeting with an advisor for registration. Bring the score report provided to you by the Testing Coordinator to your advisor for review and course planning purposes. Test dates and times are provided in the Placement Test Schedule section of this bulletin. Contact Isabel Matsunaga, [email protected] or 237-6795 to schedule your placement testing date.

Step 2: Attend a Student Orientation Session. All new and readmitted students are required to attend an orientation session prior to enrollment. Contact Alexis Cabrera, [email protected] or 237-6774 to schedule your student orientation date.

Orientation

New and readmitted students must attend an orientation session before registering for classes. Students who are absolutely unable to attend an orientation session in person can view the following orientation clips:

After watching the videos, students must complete a questionnaire, which they can obtain from Testing Services at Building I. Students must then submit their completed questionnaire to the Office of Admissions and Records at Building N in order to have their registration hold removed.

Placement Tests

All degree-seeking students must take the English and Math placement tests prior to registering for classes. Placement test dates are listed below:

  • Nov. 26 - 10:00 am / 1:00 pm
  • Nov. 27 - 10:00 am / 1:00 pm
  • Nov. 28 - 10:00 am / 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 02 - 9:30 am / 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 03 - 2:30 pm
  • Dec. 04 - 2:30 pm
  • Dec. 10 - 1:30 pm
  • Dec. 11 - 1:30 pm
  • Dec. 12 - 1:30 pm
  • Dec. 14 - 9:30 am
  • Dec. 16 - 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 17 - 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 19 - 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 23 - 9:30 am / 1:00 pm
  • Dec. 30 - 9:30 am / 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 06 - 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 07 - 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 08 - 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 09 - 9:30 am
  • Jan. 13 - 9:30 am / 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 15 - 9:30 am / 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 16 - 1:00 pm
  • Jan. 17 - 9:30 am

To schedule your placement test, call 237-6774 or email date/time preference to [email protected] Proceed to the Office of Admissions & Records (Bldg. N) to obtain a Placement Test Form. Make payment ($25 per test) at the NMC Cashier Window (Bldg. N).

Course Overload Instructions

Students can register for up to 18 credits with the academic advisor’s approval. Students can register for 19-22 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and submission of a completed Request for Course Overload form which must be approved by both the student’s academic advisor and by the department chair for the student’s program.

Add, Drop, and Withdrawal Procedures

Follow these steps if you’d like to add or drop any class from your schedule during and after the first week of classes.
  1. Obtain an Add/Drop Form or a Withdrawal Form from your advisor. (Note: Withdrawal from courses after the second week, a “W” will appear on your academic record.)
  2. Have your advisor initial in the appropriate box.
  3. Proceed to the Office of Admissions and Records (Building N) for processing and to receive a copy of your new class schedule.
  4. Review your class schedule.
  5. Proceed to the Financial Aid Office (Building N) for financial aid award adjustment, if applicable.
  6. Proceed to the NMC Finance Office (Room N-4) for financial adjustment and final processing.

Waitlist Steps:

The registration feature in the Proa Portal allows you to get on a waitlist for classes that are full provided you take the following steps:
  1. 1. A course that is full will have a “Wait” button instead of “Add”. Click on “Wait” to include this course in “My Cart” as a Waitlist Item. Your waitlist item(s) will remain with the status, “On Waitlist”, as long as the class remains full.
  2. 2. When a seat becomes available and you are next on the list for this seat, you will automatically be notified by e-mail that your status for the course in “My Cart” has changed to “Waitlist Pending”. In “My Cart”, check the box beside the course name and click on the “Next” button at the bottom of the page. The course will now appear in “My Cart” with the status “Registered”. NOTE: You will have 24 hours to add the course.
  3. 3. Proceed to the Financial Aid Office (Building N) for financial aid award adjustment, if applicable, and/or to the NMC Finance Office (Room N-4) for financial payment and final processing.

Waitlist Tips:

  • If you decide you are no longer interested in taking the course, REMOVE yourself from the waitlist so that the next student will move up on the list.
  • Have a back-up plan in case a seat does not open up. There is no guarantee that a seat will become available.
  • If you chose to waitlist for a class, check your e-mail and “My Cart” daily. If you are notified that a seat is available, take action quickly. You will not automatically be registered once a seat becomes available. You will have 24 hours to register for the course (refer to Step 2 above) or the course will automatically be removed from “My Cart”. You are responsible for registering yourself for the course. Your advisor will not get an email and you will not automatically be registered.
  • The waitlist option will close, as will registration via the Proa Portal, one day prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Degree-seeking students need to meet with their advisors prior to and/or during the advising and registration periods. Non-degree seeking students may proceed to the Office of Admissions and Records (N-3) to pick up and complete a registration form. For more information, please visit the Advising Center in Building V.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Questions? Concerns? Contact us…

For assistance with access to Proa Portal or to resolve technical issues, please email [email protected]. If you are looking for information that is not available here, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) by emailing [email protected] or calling 237-6768/69/70/71.



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 https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html.

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