Update: In response to the Bay Mills Executive Council’s “Shelter at Home” order and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” campaign, BMCC will be extending the campus closure until further notice. Students will continue to receive instruction as they have since the initial closure.
Course registration for the summer 2020 and fall 2020 semesters will open April 20. The last day for spring 2020 withdrawals will be April 27.
Staff will continue to be available via email. Email addresses can be found using the website menu: Contact Us, BMCC Staff Directory.
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
We know this is an exciting time in your life, and choosing a college is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. At Bay Mills Community College, you will receive an outstanding education, build lifelong friendships, and find the support you need to succeed in college and in life.
What makes BMCC such a special place? Our students are the number one priority here, and every student is important to us. You will never be a nameless face at BMCC. Our campus is full of friendly and smiling faces. The faculty and staff genuinely care and will go out of their way to help you succeed.
Below you will find instructions, requirements, and information to help you complete an application to BMCC whether you plan to attend on campus, online, or as a dual enrolled student. If you are ready to apply now, click the button.
New On-Campus Students
New students may apply online, but to officially register for on-campus classes, students must meet with an on-campus adviser and complete the registration packet checklist. While it is convenient to register for courses online, the role of the advisers is to make sure students are taking the appropriate courses and have met the pre-requisites and co-requisites associated with these courses. Until there is a completed on-campus registration checklist and current application for you on file, you will not be registered for on-campus classes.
Applying to Bay Mills Community College is free and easy. Just follow these steps:
1. Submit your BMCC Admissions Application here and receive a verification email.
Note: If you do not see the verification email in your inbox, please check your Junk/Spam folder.
2. Submit admissions documents. High School or GED transcripts may be sent via parchment by following the link or by mail by filling out the attached request form. Contact your High School or GED provider to find out what method they use.
Note: High School/GED transcripts are also required when applying for financial aid.
3. If you are an enrolled Tribal/Band Member, a copy of your Tribal I.D. or verification of Tribal membership from your Tribal Enrollment Clerk or Canadian Certificate of Indian Status is required along with a copy of your driver's license or state I.D. If you are not an enrolled member but are claiming to be a descendant through a biological parent's membership, you must submit a copy of your parent's Tribal I.D. or verification of Tribal membership from the Tribal Enrollment Clerk or a Canadian Certificate of Indian Status and a copy of your birth certificate and your parents marriage license or other documentation if the Tribal I.D. and birth certificate have different names.
4. Visit BMCC’s Main Campus located at 12214 W Lakeshore Drive in Brimley. You must have a photo I.D. with you.
5. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible by clicking here. If you have already applied for financial aid and are eligible, contact our Financial Aid Office at (906) 248-3354 to ensure all your paperwork has been received and your file is complete.
New Online Students
Online courses provide the convenience of instruction that allows students to study from their own location and on their own schedule. Students may complete individual online courses or complete Associate of Arts degrees in either Early Childhood Education or Business Administration or complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Course work may include weekly online discussions, readings, and individual or group assignments. As in face-to-face courses, instructors require students to demonstrate mastery of subject area through exams, course projects, and research papers. To learn more about Online learning click here.
Application, registration, financial aid, textbook ordering, and advisement are completed online. There is an Academic Manager for Online Learning, Kendra Voris (firstname.lastname@example.org), who acts as a liaison between students and faculty when needed.
When applying for online classes, you must have a valid email address. BMCC’s Online Coordinator must be able to email you with instructions prior to classes beginning.
1. Apply to BMCC: Click Here to Fill out an Application
2. Receive acknowledgment/acceptance email from admissions.
3. You may Request an Official Transcript directly from your High School, or College if you have earned a degree. Have the Transcripts sent to:
Bay Mills Community College
ATTN: Laura Parish
12214 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley MI 49715
For your convenience, most local students can order a high school transcript online using the Parchment Online Transcript ordering service. Schools that participate include Brimley, Sault Area HS, Rudyard, Newberry, Paradise, Pickford, Cedarville, DeTour, St. Ignace, Engadine, Munising, and Manistique.
4. Bay Mills Community College will accept transfer credits from other accredited institutions within certain guidelines.
5. Email a copy of your Driver's License and tribal documentation (if applicable) to LauraParish@bmcc.edu
6. Schedule and take the required Placement Test. Students seeking certificates-only will be waived from the test.
7. Receive registration email to select classes
8. Contact an academic adviser to develop a program plan
9. Review Academic Calendar for registration dates and information
10. Review Course Descriptions, Prerequisites and Co-requisites
11. Register for classes during the registration period
12. Receive successful registration letter
13. Order appropriate books from the AOT bookstore
14. Receive Welcome Letter
15. Access your classes and read the syllabus by logging into Moodle
16. View and Pay your Bill
17. View the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule (for students with financial aid greater than their bill)
Bay Mills Community College participates in the State of Michigan's Postsecondary Enrollment Option Act (PSEOA) by offering dual enrollment to qualified pupils who are eligible to enroll in postsecondary institutions. This program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still attending high school. Students who would like to pursue dual enrollment must check with their high school principal or guidance counselor for eligibility guidelines and dual enrollment information.
Students who are currently enrolled in High School (not yet graduated) and would like to enroll in BMCC courses:
1. Must download and submit a dual enrollment application. Please select Dual Enrollment Application if you are a public school student, or choose Non-Public School Dual Enrollment Application if homeschooled. Please mail the completed application to:Bay Mills Community College Student Billing 12214 W. Lakeshore Drive Brimley, MI 49715
2. Next students should complete the Bay Mills Community College online admissions application found here.
3. Receive an email from the Online Registrar with further information.
4. BMCC uses a placement test to evaluate student readiness. This test must be completed after being admitted and before registering. Placement test information can be found here.
5. After graduating from high school the student must submit an official high school transcript in order to receive college credit. If students have questions on Dual Enrollment they may contact the Dual Enrollment Adviser, Stephanie LeBlanc at email@example.com or 906 248-8475.
*If you applied to BMCC but did not attend, we typically retain official copies of transcripts for two academic years. If we have official transcripts on file, students will not need to request new copies. Please contact the Admissions Office if you believe we have your transcripts or if you have any questions at 906 248-3354.