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Tutoring and Mentoring is available for FALL 2021!

To apply for Project PROA's tutoring and mentoring, please email us at to set up your tutoring or mentoring session, and then click on the button below to fill out an application.

Tutoring and mentoring is available on-campus (by appointment only) or virtually through Zoom (appointment or walk-in). Please note that on-campus space is limited, and all COVID-19 protocols must be followed while on campus (3Ws: Wear a Mask, Watch Your Distance, and Wash Your Hands).

Navigator Spotlight

Timothy Retirado (Tutor)

Major & Expected Graduation Date:

Bachelor of Science in Education - Emphasis in Elementary Education.

Graduating in Spring 2022 (May 2022)

What made you want to become a tutor?

I've always had this gift of helping myself as well as others. I tend to see things differently from others, mostly because I love helping others. Being a tutor gave more meaning to use my gift and my knowledge to comfort others - as well as help others move forward.

What benefits do you get by having a tutor?

Having a mentor/tutor is not only a help but an inspiration. Having access to help is always, always heartwarming for those who need it. From a mentor or tutor's position, much can be given. For those they help, much can be expected. The benefit is something that can always be seen - progression.

What is one thing you're excited for this year?

There are two things I can anticipate: being one step closer to my degree and the holidays. On one corner, I can expect myself to (hopefully) pass my classes, as well as enjoy the holidays - which are also just around the corner. :)

Jaden Sanchez (Mentor)

Major & Expected Graduation Date:

AAS in Business Management; Spring 2022

What made you want to become a mentor?

I wanted an opportunity to find employment at NMC as well as help my fellow students and become more involved in the running of the college.

What benefits do you get by having a mentor?

The benefits you receive will make a considerable difference in your college life. Not only will you see your academics improve but you will have a fellow companion guiding you and looking out for you.

What is one thing you’re excited for this year?

I’m looking forward to showing Project PROA’s full potential and to test how we can operate on campus for the first time in a long time.

College Survival 101: NMC Support Departments

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Meet the NMC Enrollment Services

The purpose of the Enrollment Services is to recruit, admit, and serve a diverse student population by providing accurate, responsive and respectful services to faculty, staff and students. Enrollment Services consists of two sections: The Office of Admissions & Records (OAR) and the Testing Center, OAR provides support and advocates on behalf of students. It is a collaborative office dedicated to the inclusive needs of student services. It is the first stop for any questions regarding admissions, student records, graduation and other enrollment concerns. The Testing Center provides a wide variety of examinations in a professional, secure, and positive environment to address the academic, employment, and professional needs of individuals in support of the Northern Marianas College Mission. Our Vision is to effectively and cohesively deliver seamless student services over various knowledge-based fields while positively impacting student satisfaction, progression, and retention. We value honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusiveness and a “team” model that has a focus on doing what is best for the students. We believe in resolution of issues and will strive for student satisfaction.

Who leads Enrollment Services?

OAR ​and the Testing Center are overseen by the Director of Enrollment Services, Mr. Manny Tenorio Castro. The Director of Enrollment Services provides leadership in enrollment management; and designs, and implements strategies to help the College achieve and maintain the optimum recruitment, retention and graduation rates of students.

Who are the Enrollment Services staff?

Enrollment Services consists of 5 full-time personnel: Ms. Lisa Rafael is the Admissions Counselor, Mr. Kenneth Gabrido, Administrative Manager, Mrs. Marji Tarope, Registrar, Ms. Jennifer Fejeran-Hason, Records Administrator and Ms. Isabel Matsunaga is our Testing Coordinator .

When is Enrollment Services open?

9:00 am to 4:00pm

How can we get in touch with Enrollment Services?
For Admissions & Records dial (670) 237-6768 through 6773, email, or visit the Office at NMC Building N room 3

For the Testing Center dial (670) 237- 6774, email or visit the Center at NMC Building N room 6

What necessary forms can a student obtain from Enrollment Services?

Students are able to access all admissions and registration related forms on the admissions and records page on the NMC website.

How much does a printed transcript cost at OAR?

Depending on the type of service selected, transcript fees range from $5 to $20 dollars.

(Online) Parchment fees:

PDF transcript:

Credential fee is $8.00

Additional transcripts are $8.00 each


Credential fee is $8.00

to include shipping / handling of $5.00

Transcript total is $13.00

Additional transcripts are $13.00 each

Rush delivery via Fedex:

Credential fee is $8.00

to include shipping / handling of $55.00

Transcript total is $63.00

Additional transcripts are $63.00 each

Walk-ins at OAR

(One day process) transcript fee is $20.00

Additional transcripts are $7.00 each

(five business days process) transcript fee is $5.00

Additional transcripts are $2.00 each

How can a student access their records at OAR?

From schedules to transcripts, NMC students have access to most of their records via the proa portal. Many services are provided online at, or for in-person assistance please feel free to visit our office.

How important is OAR in the daily running of the college?

OAR is the first stop for students to apply for Admissions, seek services in obtaining student records, and other enrollment services. Importantly, OAR keeps all student records in compliance with FERPA and the college policy of maintaining the confidentiality and veracity of student records.

It is one of the most important offices within the college that provides the following services:

  • Resource for college admissions
  • Registration transactions
  • Academic records
  • Petitions for Graduation
  • Transcripts
  • Grades
  • Enrollment Verifications
  • Transfer credits

Is there any additional information you think students should know?

NMC Testing Services is now a certified College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test center. CLEP offers 34 exams that cover introductory level college course material. With a passing score on one CLEP exam, you could earn three or more college credits. You can save money and earn your degree faster. Military personnel take CLEP exams for free and receive free test prep books as part of their education benefits. To view the NMC cut scores for CLEP and its NMC course equivalent, click on this link: NMC CLEP Cut Scores. For more information about CLEP, click here.

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STEM - How to Transplant a Plant

For gardeners and botanists, this skill is very important when rearranging your plants or getting new pots. We tend to forget that plants are living organisms as well. The way we handle and treat our plants has an effect on them. If we handle them with care, our plants can survive and adapt. If we treat them roughly and precariously they will sustain damage or die. Therefore, this skill is very helpful when rearranging your garden or plants.

Step 1

Slowly and carefully remove your plant from its pot. Be careful not to damage the roots or the upper structure of the plant.

Step 2

You now want to inspect your roots. If there is soil stuck in between the roots, you’ll want to gently push the soil out so the roots remain exposed without any soil in between.

Step 3

Dig a hole and carefully place your plant in. Depending on how loose your soil is, your plant should be placed at soil level or a little higher if the soil is a bit loose.

Step 4

Cover up the hole with soil and then pat the soil down firmly around the plant.

Step 5

Water your plant. Adjust the watering tool you are using so that the water pressure will not damage the plant.


There you have it. These are the steps to transplanting your plant. This process can be tedious but it is necessary for the survival of your plants. Once you complete the transplant you are now set. You can now begin to shape your garden and plants according to your liking. Have fun gardening!

Recipe of the Month

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Commonwealth Cultural Day

Commonwealth Cultural Day is a public holiday that is celebrated on the second Monday of October after the CNMI renamed Columbus Day, pursuant to Public Law 15-4 that was enacted in 2006. This year we celebrate Commonwealth Cultural Day on October 11, 2021. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating heritage and the great diversity of the Northern Mariana Islands. Not only are there ethnic groups originally local to the islands, Chamorros and Carolinians, there are also large numbers of people in the CNMI with different ethnicities— Filipino, Chinese, Korean, just to name a few.

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Let's Talk About: Credit Scores

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Presentation Highlights

Transferring Made Easy: The Pathway To Furthering Your Education

In this presentation, Navigators at Project PROA discussed the process and benefits of transferring to another college after NMC. This presentation covered different topics about transferring, including things to consider, resources, and tips on how to transition smoothly. In addition, this presentation featured a guest speaker Mr. Nathaniel Snodgrass who spoke about his experience and discussed his journey to furthering his education. If you missed any of Project PROA's activities and presentations, recordings are available to watch at any time on the NMC Youtube channel.

Transferring Made Easy: The Pathway to Furthering Your Education

How to Become a Nurse: A Beginners Guide

In the presentation, Navigators at Project PROA discussed the roles and the importance of nurses, as well as career opportunities students with a nursing degree can apply for. In addition, the facilitators also discussed about the Nursing Program, where they talked about Pre-Nursing, the program requirements, and the NMC Nursing Club. If you missed any of Project PROA's activities and presentations, recordings are available to watch at any time on the NMC Youtube channel.
How to Become a Nurse: A Beginner's Guide

October Upcoming Events

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Interested in attending any of our upcoming activities?

If you are interested in joining or attending one of our presentations, you can come to Project PROA located at Building O in the Archives. For those who are unable to attend the presentations on campus, you can register and watch the presentations via Zoom or you can watch the recordings on the Northern Marianas College Youtube channel. Registration links are provided below in the corresponding flyers. See you there!

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Project PROA Highlights

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