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Register for NMC's Spring 2021 Semester

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Welcome to Northern Marianas College's Spring 2021 Registration Bulletin! This page contains the information you need to enroll in classes during the upcoming Spring 2021 term. If you are looking for information that is not available here, please do not hesitate to contact the Enrollment Services team.

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Spring 2021 Class Schedule

Class Schedule (As of November 16, 2020)

Spring 2021 Calendar

Regular Session

January 19 - 23, 2021 Welcome Week / First week of instruction: last week to add courses, or drop courses with a refund (No refund after this week)
February 5, 2021 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) reporting deadline / Petition to Graduate (for Summer and Fall)
February 15, 2021 HOLIDAY - President's Day
March 5, 2021 Last day to Withdraw (W) from course(s)
March 29 - April 4, 2021 Spring Break
April 19 - 24, 2021 Course and Instructor Evaluations
May 3 - 8, 2021 Last week of Instruction
May 10 - 15, 2021 Final Exam Week
May 17, 2021 Grades due for potential graduates
May 20, 2021 Grades due for all students
May 22, 2021 Commencement Exercise

Session I
January 19 - 23, 2021 Welcome Week / First week of instruction: last week to add courses, or drop courses with a refund (No refund after this week)
January 29, 2021 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) reporting deadline
February 5, 2021 Last Day to Withdraw
February 8 - 13, 2021 Course and Instructor Evaluations
February 15, 2021 HOLIDAY - President's Day
February 27, 2021 Last day of Instruction
March 1 - 6, 2021 Final Exam Week
March 12, 2021 Session 1 Grades Due

Session II
March 22 - 27, 2021 Welcome Week / First week of instruction: last week to add courses, or drop courses with a refund (No refund after this week)
April 9, 2021 Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) reporting deadline
April 16, 2021 Last Day to Withdraw with "W" Grade
April 19 - 24, 2021 Course and Instructor Evaluations
May 8, 2021 Last day of Instruction
May 10 - 15, 2021 Final Exam Week
May 17, 2021 Grades due for potential graduates
May 20, 2021 Grades due for all students

Spring 2021 Registration Steps

Registration Priority

Ongoing students are scheduled to register ahead of new and readmitted students as published in the NMC catalog. Ongoing students who receive permission to register from their advisors may access the online Proa Portal to register for courses online at anytime during the registration period. New and Readmitted students must 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 application to enroll during the Spring 2021 term. Students seeking admission with an F-1 visa are not eligible for admission into the Spring term. Please email [email protected] for more info.

Placement Tests

For students who have taken NMC Placement Test, scores are accessible on your Proa Portal. Should you need assistance with obtaining your scores please book a live video or phone chat with: Isabel Matsunaga, Testing Coordinator at [email protected]


Nov. & Dec. Placement Test Schedule (On Campus)

  • 11/12/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 11/16/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 11/18/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 11/30/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/1/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/3/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/10/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/17/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/21/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/23/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/29/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm
  • 12/30/2020 at 9:30 am / 1:30 pm

For more information re: at home placement testing via Zoom, click here.

Nov. & Dec. Placement Test Schedule (On Campus)

  1. Face mask/covering must be worn during the entire test session.
  2. Candidates are required to be professional, civil and respectful at all times while on the premises of the test center. All exams are continuously monitored by video and audio recording, physical walk-throughs, and through the observation window. The Testing Coordinator is authorized to dismiss you from the test session for a violation of any of the Test Center Regulations.
  3. Original, valid (unexpired), government issued photo & signature bearing identification is required in order to take an exam.
  4. Unauthorized personal items may not be brought into the test room. Such items include, but are not limited to: outerwear, hats, food, drinks, purses, briefcases, notebooks, watches, cell phones, electronic devices, or wearable technology.
  5. Written notes, published materials and other testing aids are strictly prohibited in the test room.
  6. All materials issued by the Testing Coordinator must be returned at the conclusion of testing. Used scratch paper must be returned before new scratch paper will be issued by the Testing Coordinator or proctors during your exam.
  7. Talking to other candidates in the test room, referring to their screens, testing materials or written notes is strictly prohibited.

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. Students may add/drop courses on the proa portal up to January 23,2021
  2. To withdraw from courses contact your advisor or counselor, after communicating with either your advisor or counselor submit a withdrawal from to the Office of Admissions and Records (OAR). Electronic Forms are available at the OAR web page. Changes should be reflected on your proa portal.

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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Email the Financial Aid Office ([email protected]) for financial aid award adjustment, if applicable, and/or to the NMC Finance Office ([email protected] or [email protected]) 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 email the Office of Admissions and Records at [email protected].

Please click on the links below to obtain department contact information:
School of Education (SOE)
Business Department
Nursing Department
Language & Humanities Department
Liberal Arts
Sciences, Mathematics, Health & Athletics Department
Social Science & Fine Arts Department

Student and Finance Services Contact Information

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Questions? Concerns? Contact us…

For assistance with access to Proa Portal or to resolve technical issues, please email [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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