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Undergraduate

Choose from one of our 170+ educational programs and let your adventure begin at NMU.

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Graduate

With 30+ online and campus-based programs to choose from, Northern's graduate education can help you get to the next level in your professional career. You have accomplished so much already, but now it's time to really immerse yourself in your academic passion. 

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Online

Your education is ready when and where you want it. In addition to flexible learning options, online learners will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of where they reside. 

NMU Undergraduate Application Information Related to COVID-19:

We welcome applications for admission for all terms.  We process applications continually and made admissions decisions as soon as each file is complete. 

NMU does not have application, commitment or enrollment deposit deadlines for first-year freshman applicants or transfer applicants.   (Exception: High School seniors planning to participate in the Presidential Scholars Competition should follow those application deadlines.)

For those who will be applying for Winter, Summer or Fall 2021 admission, we have adopted a test-blind admissions policy.

We will work with each applicant and admitted student individually as your situation warrants. Please contact us for assistance via admissions@nmu.edu and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.

Find more information here. See below to apply or check your application status. Stay safe!

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Northern Promise 

Are you taking NMU courses prior to graduating from high school? Find information here

Guest students 

If you'll be taking credits from NMU that you'd like to transfer to your main institution, apply as a guest student.

International students

There are special requirements for international students. Refer to the application instructions.

English Language Institute (ELI)

Application Instructions

Summer Enrollment

If you are interested in enrolling in summer courses only, our "non-degree" or "guest" options may be a good fit. Find definitions and links to instructions here. Find more information about summer offerings at NMU at nmu.edu/summer.

Re-Entry Students

If you previously attended NMU as a degree-seeking undergraduate, did not complete your degree, but less than one year has passed since your last enrollment, you do not need to re-apply. Access your MyNMU account for access to course registration.

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Northern Michigan University's distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement.


Questions?

Every admissions application will require additional documents, such as transcripts, in order for an admissions decision to be made.  More instructions can be found at Apply by Student Type or contact us if you have any questions.

Additional information regarding undergraduate admissions:

  • NMU processes applications on a rolling basis.  While there are no deadlines, we wish to assist you well in advance of the semester for which you plan to enroll.
  • You may submit your application online (best option), or print and mail it to us. To request a paper form, e-mail admissions@nmu.edu.
  • You may check the status of your application with our on-line application status check tool.
  • Applicants may pay the $35 undergraduate application fee online, by phone (1-800-682-9797 or 1-906-227-2650) or may mail a check or money order. Application fee waivers and exceptions may be available.
  • Although we do not require an admissions essay, personal statement or counselor recommendation, if there is additional information about yourself that you would like to share with us, please feel free to submit it along with your application. These items maybe be e-mailed to admissions@nmu.edu or mailed to NMU Admissions, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI, 49855
  • NMU's Student Handbook describes the Student Code and university policies, including conditions of enrollment related to contact information, financial obligations and housing. It is important to be aware of these policies and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about these policies.