New Student Checklist - Online Students

This checklist was created to help identify tasks that should be completed prior to starting at NMC in order to make your transition to NMC as smooth as possible. It may be helpful to print this checklist and mark each task as you complete it.

Online Student Checklist
Check mark image Connect With Your Advisor >
Your advisor will be your point of contact throughout your time as a student at NMC.  Keep your advisor's email and phone number handy. Watch for calls and emails with directions for orientation and registration processes.
Check mark image Complete the FAFSA >
In order to begin the process of determining your financial aid eligibility, you will need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Be sure to use the FAFSA website when completing the FAFSA.  The federal school code for NMC is 009937.  For more information on the financial aid process, visit  the Financial Aid page.
Check mark image Registration For Classes
Your advisor will be in touch with you to help you register for your classes. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your advisor to discuss with them.  
Check mark image Background Check & Compliance Tracker (Nursing Programs Only)
You are required to undergo a background investigation and provide immunization records to be in compliance with clinical agencies that you will use for the clinical practicum portion of your program. For more information, please download the compliance checklist for online nursing students.
CheckList New Student Orientation >
Our orientation for online students is located here.  Please take the time to complete the orientation prior to starting your first course.  Nursing students are required to complete a program-specific orientation. You will receive information and instructions for completing your Nursing Program orientation from your Program Director.
CheckList Purchase Your Books >
Once registered for your courses, you may purchase your books through our online bookstore on our bookstore website. 
CheckList Pay Tuition & Fees >
Tuition and fees are due on the first day of classes each semester. (If all students do not start a semester on the same day, the due date for paying tuition and fees shall be the first day of classes for on-ground/on-campus students.) Payment arrangements are available and can be made in advance by contacting the Business Office. For your convenience, payments can to be made via your MyMethodist account, or by contacting the Business Office directly at 402-354-7105 or  
CheckList Academic Calendar >
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar. This calendar contains start and end dates for the courses, as well as holiday breaks and commencement dates.
CheckList NMC Online Technology Requirements >
As you prepare to begin your online program, it is important to be aware of NMC's technology requirements for online programs, which can be found on our website. Please take some time to review this site, and contact the Education Technology Department at with any questions or concerns about these requirements.