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What is Starfish?

Starfish Solutions is a retention solution program that helps to create an online student success environment, facilitating programs such as counseling and advising, tutoring, mentoring, and others–with the aim of improving student success and retention.

Some of the features of Starfish include:

  • Viewing support networks for your courses
  • Receiving early alerts for academic concerns and praise for a job well done
  • Getting electronic referrals and other messages
  • Viewing and following academic plans
  • Signing up online for appointments with course instructors, counselors and advisors
  • Faculty can submit progress reports in real time and connect students to appropriate campus offices

How to Access Starfish for Faculty and Staff

Starfish is a cloud base application and it requires users to login before they will be able to utilized the features of starfish. To login, open a browser (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox). On the browser, enter www.marianas.edu/starfish such as show on the image below.

Once you press the enter key, it would automatically redirect the page to the starfish login page. The page will ask for your Email Address and the corresponding password, here we use our NMC Email (@marianas.edu for Employee and @my.marianas.edu for Students).

In the event that you are having problem logging-in, kindly try clearing your browser cache and/or logging out from your NMC Email then try to access the URL www.marianas.edu/starfish

And if this does not work, please do send an email to [email protected] and [email protected] for us to check your login credentials. Once faculty and staff log into Starfish it is strongly recommended that they update their profile with a picture and review/update their email address and phone number to ensure accuracy.

Resource Guide

For more information, download the NMC Resource Guide for Instructional Faculty and Staff

Questions about Starfish?

Instructional Faculty - Contact Faculty Liaison, William Hunter, at [email protected] or via phone at (670) 237-6882.

Counseling and Student Support Staff - Contact Student Success Leads, Kaelani Demapan or Valerie Dlg-Quitano, via phone at (670) 237-6782/5 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]

Technical Issues - Contact Technical Leads, Dennis Marcelo or Renedel Buno, via phone at (670) 237-6860 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]



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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