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Academic Calendar

Spring 2014 Calendar | Placement Test Schedule | Holidays During Semester | Admission Requirements | Tuition & Fees | Student Orientation | General Registration Procedures (Fall & Spring) | Early Registration Procedures for Graduating Candidates (Fall & Spring) | Summer Registration Procedures | GEPDAP Information & Registration Procedures | Course Overload Instructions | Entry to Closed Classes | Add, Drop, & Withdrawal Procedures | Complete Withdrawal Procedures | Academic Advising Contacts


Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Semester January 21, 2014 - May 10, 2014
December 20, 2013 NMC Spring 2014 Admission Application Deadline
January 2 Student Orientation for New and Returning Students
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Room D-1
January 6 Faculty Return for Spring 2014 Semester
January 8 Student Orientation for New and Returning Students
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Room D-1
January 9 Student Orientation for New and Returning Students
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Room D-1
January 10 Registration for Spring 2014 Graduation Candidates and Students under Disability Support Services
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 13-17 New and Returning Student Orientation
AM Session: 10:30 am
PM Session: 2:30 pm
Student Center (Bldg. J)
January 13 Registration for Students with PowerCampus ID #s 000000138 through 000014370
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 14 Registration for Students with PowerCampus ID #s 000014371 through 000017530
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 15 Registration for Students with PowerCampus ID #s 000017531 through 000019617
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 16 Registration for New, Re-Admitted, and Ongoing Students AND Students with PowerCampus ID #s 000019618 or Higher
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 17 Late Registration
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
January 21 First Day of Spring 2014 Instruction
January 21-24 Spring 2014 Add/Drop Week (for 100% Refund) and Welcome Week
January 31 Spring 2014 Last Day to Withdraw for 80% Refund
February 7 Spring 2014 Last Day to Withdraw for 40% Refund
March 7 Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Course(s)
April 14-19 Spring Break
May 10 Last Day of Spring 2014 Instruction
May 12-17 Spring 2014 Final Exam Week
May 17 Grades Due for Spring 2014 Graduation Candidates
May 19 Spring 2014 Grades Due for All Other Students
May 24 NMC Spring 2014 Commencement Exercise


ENGLISH AND MATH PLACEMENT TESTS*

Spring 2014 Schedule

December 16, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
December 17, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
December 18, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
December 19, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
December 20, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
December 23, 2013 9:00 am
1:00 pm
January 6, 2014 9:00 am
January 7, 2014 9:00 am
January 10, 2014 9:00 am

Note: English and Math Placement Tests will not be available during Spring 2014 Registration Week.

Taking the Placement Tests

Step 1

Pick up & fill out a placement test slip from the Office of Admissions & Records.

Step 2

Make your payment at the Cashier’s window.

Step 3

Schedule an appointment for the English or math placement test.

Placement Test Information

The English Placement Test is computer based with three parts (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) and the last part is the essay component which has to be hand written.

The Math Placement Test is computer based. The use of calculators are allowed and scratch papers and pencils will be provided.

Appointments are recommended. Please contact NMC's Acting Testing Coordinator Queanna Sablan at queanna.sablan@marianas.edu or call 234-5498 extension 6790.

* The Northern Marianas College (NMC) is committed to ensuring, through a variety of services, access to facilities and programs to students with either permanent or temporary disabilities on a case-by-case basis at the request of the student. The Disabilities Support Services (DSS) coordinates NMC’s accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Current (and prospective) students interested in receiving more information regarding services for students with disabilities are encouraged to visit Disability Support Services office located in Building I in the Counseling Programs and Services Office, or call (670) 234-5498 ext. 6787. All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis at the request of the student.

** Readmission: Students who have not enrolled for two consecutive semesters must complete the General Admissions requirements by applicable deadlines.



HOLIDAYS DURING THE SEMESTER (NO CLASSES)

December 8, 2013 Constitution Day
December 25, 2013 Christmas Day
January 1, 2014 New Year's Day
January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17, 2014 Presidents’ Day
March 24, 2014 Commonwealth Covenant Day
April 18, 2014 Good Friday
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
July 4, 2014 Independence Day
September 1, 2014 Labor Day
October 13, 2014 Commonwealth Cultural Day
November 4, 2014 Citizenship Day
November 11, 2014 Veterans Day
November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day
December 8, 2014 Constitution Day
December 25, 2014 Christmas Day


Admission & Tuition

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please submit the following to the Office of Admissions and Records. Applications are accepted until the last day of Registration, although applicants are advised to submit their applications in the soonest possible time.

  1. Complete application* with $25 fee ($50 for Nonresident Applicants)
  2. NMC Health Evaluation (PPD Skin Test is required to be updated every two years)
  3. Copy of Valid Photo Identification (valid passport, driver's license, or mayor's card)
  4. Official Certified Transcript from last school attended
    *Required for Readmission also

TUITION & FEES

    APPLICATION (Non refundable)
      Resident - $25
      Nonresident - $50
    PLACEMENT TEST FEES (Non refundable)
      English - $25
      Math - $25
    TUITION
      Resident - $95 Per Credit
      Nonresident - $190 Per Credit
    FLAT FEE FOR ALL STUDENTS
      1-5 Credits - $75
      6-10 Credits - $150
      12 + Credits - $250
    COURSE FEES
      $300 per course for:
      Nursing: NU 105, NU 107, NU 203, NU 207, NU 212
      School of Education: ED 321, ED 435, ED 471, ED 492

STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new and returning (re-admitted to NMC after not attending for at least one year) students who plan to attend NMC are REQUIRED to attend a Student Orientation session in order to register. Vital information critical to student success will be discussed. If you desire more information concerning any facet of NMC, please view the NMC Catalog. Student orientation sessions for the Spring 2014 Semester are scheduled as follows

January 2, 2014 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Room D-1
January 8, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room D-1
January 9, 2014 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Room D-1

Those who did not attend a student orientation session may view a short video about NMC. To schedule a viewing time or for more information, contact Queanna Sablan at the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at 234-5498 ext. 6790 or email queanna.sablan@marianas.edu.

Registration Procedures

GENERAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURES (Fall & Spring)

  1. Take English & Math Placement Tests.
    All students are required to take both an English & a Math placement test prior to registering. Math placement results will be reported directly to your advisor.
  2. Obtain English placement slip in Building M, Room 1 (classroom), or Room 01 (Office).
    Students who have an outstanding balance at the Finance Office, the Library or the Curriculum Resource Center must obtain a clearance before they can register for classes.
  3. Fill out registration form with your academic advisor.
    Obtain required signature(s) of the instructor or of the department chair whose department teaches the course. These signatures are required for all English (EN) courses, Language courses, 200-level Physical Education (PE) courses, Further Study (FS) courses, SO 297, MA 151, MA 162, MA 192, and MA 203. Your academic adviser will tell you where to go to get your registration form entered.
  4. Proceed to Building D, Room 1 to complete the registration process and to get your class schedule.

EARLY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES (Fall & Spring)

For School of Education Seniors and upcoming Spring Graduation Candidates

  1. Get English placement slip from the Languages Department in Building M, Room 1 (classroom), or Room 01 (Office).
  2. Fill out registration form with your academic advisor.
    Obtain required signature(s) of the instructor or the department chair whose department teaches the course. These signatures are required for all English (EN) courses, Language courses, 200-level Physical Education (PE) courses, Further Study (FS) courses, SO 297, MA 151, MA 162, MA 192, and MA 203. Your academic advisor will direct you to where to get your registration entered.
  3. Proceed to the Office of Admissions & Records (OAR) in Building N, Room 3 for registration validation.
  4. Go to the Financial Aid Office (if applicable) in Building N, Room 2.
  5. Go to the Finance Office in Building N, Room 4 to finalize the registration process.

SUMMER REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  1. Take English & Math Placement Tests.
    All students are required to take both an English & a Math placement test prior to registering. Math placement results will be reported directly to your advisor.
  2. Obtain English placement slip in Building M, Room 1 (classroom), or Room 01 (Office).
  3. Fill out registration form with your academic advisor.
    Obtain required signature(s) of the instructor or of the department chair whose department teaches the course. These signatures are required for all English (EN) courses, Language courses, 200-level Physical Education (PE) courses, Further Study (FS) courses, SO 297, MA 151, MA 162, MA 192, and MA 203. Your academic adviser will tell you where to go to get your registration form entered.
  4. Proceed to Building N, Room 3 to complete the registration process and to get your class schedule.

Any Registration Form not completely processed by the last day of ADD/DROP Week will be voided and course information will be deleted from the system without further notice.

Government Employees Professional Development Assistance Program (GEPDAP)

    The GEPDAP program is geared to provide professional development for qualified government employees who could receive up to 50% off their tuition. Fees, books, and supplies are not discounted. Program benefits are applicable to regular NMC courses only. Benefits do not apply to Community Development Institute course, Outreach Programs, Specialized trainings, proposals, and Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements or other approved contracts. Qualified government employees are those who do not qualify for any grants or scholarship.

    Qualified candidates must bring a copy of their employment verification to show proof of employment in the government. All candidates must be admitted to NMC in an approved degree program. All payments must be made in accordance with Finance Office policies.

    Click here to download a GEPDAP application form.

GEPDAP REGISTRATION PROCEDURES*

    1. All degree-seeking candidates must take the required placement tests and meet with an advisor prior to registering.
    2. All candidates must be admitted to NMC. Upon submission of an admissions application, required documents and payment of the application fee, an acceptance letter will be issued.
    3. All candidates must pay all tuition and fees upon registration.
    4. The fifty percent (50%) GEPDAP tuition rate will be awarded to all qualified candidates. Qualified candidates will have their GEPDAP tuition assistance (50%) applied toward the balance of their account.
    5. All GEPDAP candidates must register according to the dates set forth in the Schedule of Courses published every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

    *All payments must be made in accordance with the college Finance Office policies.

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.

ENTRY TO CLOSED CLASSES

    Entry to closed classes are allowed only during Add/Drop week. Beginning on the first day of Add/Drop week, please check your advisor or department administrative manager to obtain an “Entry to Closed Class” form. The Office of Admissions & Records will not allow additional entries to a class that is closed without the approved “Entry to Closed Class” form.


ADD, DROP, & WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES

    Follow these steps if you’d like to add or drop any class from your schedule.

    1. Obtain an Add/Drop Form or a Withdrawal Form from your advisor. (Note: On all 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, Room 3) 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, Room 2) for financial aid award adjustment, if applicable.
    6. Proceed to the NMC Finance Office (Building N, Room 4) for payment.

COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES

  1. Obtain a Complete Withdrawal Form from your advisor or from the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Proceed to the Counseling Programs and Services office (Bldg. I) for an informational interview.
  3. Proceed to the Office of Admissions and Records (Room N-3) to have your Complete Withdrawal Form processed.
  4. Proceed to the Financial Aid Office (Room N-2) for financial aid award adjustment, if applicable.
  5. Proceed to the NMC Finance Office (Room N-4) for financial adjustment and final processing.

Academic Advising Contacts

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 Counseling Services Office in Building I or call 234- 5498, ext. 1346.

Program/Department Contact Person(s) Tel. Ext. Location
1. Business Department Barbara Hunter 6717 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
- Accounting Richard Waldo 6720 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
- Business Chavel Green 6716 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
- Business Management Barbara Hunter 6717 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
- Computer Applications Chavel Green 6716 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
- Hospitality Management Chavel Green 6716 Bldg. V, 2nd Floor
2. Languages and Humanities Michael Nurmi
Monalyn Camacho
6733
6727
Bldg. M
Bldg. M
3. Liberal Arts Velma Deleon Guerrero 6740 Bldg. N
4. Nursing Rosa M. Tudela
Johnny Aldan
6743
6741
Bldg. C
Bldg. C
5. School of Education

- Elementary Education




- Early Childhood Education


- Special Educataion

- Rehabilitation & Human Services
Belinda Norita

Charlotte Cepeda
Amanda Angel-Diaz

Cynthia Deleon Guerrero

Rosaline Cepeda

Jennifer Maratita
Roland Merar
Jose Herrera
6757

6751

6754

6753


6752

6751
6756
6755
Bldg. J

Bldg. J

Bldg. J

Bldg. J


Bldg. J

Bldg. J
Bldg. J
Bldg. J
6. Sciences, Mathematics, Health
and Athletics, Natural Resources Management
Dr. Alfredo De Torres 6747 Bldg. A
7. Social Sciences and Fine Arts Thomas Sharts 6761 Bldg. M
8. Criminal Justice Zerlyn Taimanao 6760 Bldg. M
9. International Students
Services Office
Ni Deleon Guerrero 6778 Bldg. I
10. Disability Support Services Theresa Worswick 6787 Bldg. I


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