The purpose of Learning Support Services (LSS) is to support all students by using a developmental and comprehensive approach to address academic, career, and personal/social skills to achieve quality learning and lifelong success. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, LSS administers services in dealing with personal and outreach counseling, early admissions, early intervention, support for students with disabilities, and academic and transfer advising in support of the Northern Marianas College Mission.
Anxious about school and your grades?
Stressed about your finances?
Let’s talk. LSS Counselors are here for guidance!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following, we encourage you to reach out:
- Academic challenges
- Relationship or interpersonal challenges
- Difficulty managing your emotions and/or behaviors (e.g., feeling a lack of motivation, feeling more sad or mad than usual, isolating oneself, eating or sleeping more/less, etc.)
- Having thoughts of harming yourself or others
- Having thoughts of suicide
Early Intervention & Student Success
Early Intervention and Student Success Counselors work collaboratively with faculty and instructors to identify and assist students who are at-risk of either performing poorly academically or dropping out of school. Counselors reach out to those referred by instructors and engage students with information, insight, and available resources to assist with overcoming their individual challenges. Additionally, Counselors reach out to students on academic sanction to review options for continued enrollment and identify resources to support academic success and retention.
Student Success Series
LSS offers educational workshops for students throughout the year to enhance learning and to address student needs and challenges. These workshops are offered regularly on a monthly basis.
The purpose of Career Services is to support students’ educational and career goals by providing them with tools, resources, training, work experience, and guidance in support of the Northern Marianas College mission.
For more information, please visit the Career Services & Student Employment webpage.
The Northern Marianas College is committed to ensuring, through a variety of services, access facilities and programs to students with either permanent or temporary disabilities. The Disabilities Support Services (DSS) coordinates with NMC’s accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations are determined on a case by case basis at the request of the student. Current and prospective students interested in receiving more information regarding services for students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the DSS Counselor.
For more information, please visit the Disability Support Services webpage.
The mission of the International Student Services (ISS) is to support international student enrollment and academic success through program completion or transfer by providing for their identified needs in support of the Northern Marianas College mission.
ISS offers a wide variety of services to international students at NMC, such as admission assistance, advising and tutorial services, student employment, and student exchange programs. The ISS Counselor also provides information to international students about the campus and community and also provides support and assistance concerning visa and related immigration issues.
Once awarded F-1 visa status in the U.S., an international student must be careful to maintain status. The primary ways a student can fall out of status are: failure to enroll in a full-time course load in each subsequent semester and to work illegally. The F-1 student should maintain regular contact with the ISS Counselor in order to ensure he or she communicates any change of address, change in course registration, travel plans, campus employment, and other related matters.
Director, Learning Support Services
Administrative Manager I
Career Office Manager
Early Intervention Counselor
Student Success Counselor
Disability Support Services Counselor