This page contains a selection of questions and answers that NMU has received from prospective students. Our complete COVID-19 frequently asked questions is a comprehensive list of questions and answers and should be referred to if you don't find your question on this page.
Is there a deadline for committing to NMU? Is there a deposit deadline?
No. NMU does not have commitment or deposit deadlines. New first-year (freshman) students and transfer students indicate their intent to enroll at NMU by registering for New Student Orientation. A variety of session dates are offered, so registration prior to the desired session is important. We encourage students to take this action so we understand you are planning to attend NMU. That way, we can keep you informed.
Can I send my SAT or ACT scores to NMU?
NMU has moved to a test-blind admission policy for students applying for Fall 2021 admission, which means we do not require a test score for admission.
If you wish to send your test scores to NMU for scholarship consideration, we continue to receive SAT and ACT scores directly from the testing companies several times per week. You may request your scores through their websites. If your high school has a school copy of your test record, we will accept test scores that are on your transcript. We will continue to accept test scores prior to the first day of the semester for scholarship consideration.
Can I submit transcripts electronically?
Transcripts submitted electronically through a secure-server provider such as Parchment/Docufide, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse and many others are always accepted. Within those systems, you can designate the receiving e-mail as firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts submitted via standard email by students or counselors cannot be accepted. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation if you are unable to have official transcripts provided through the usual methods.
How will you review high school and college GPAs if there are changes to grading protocols?
Are there specific instructions for international student applicants?
Yes, please see detailed information here.
How can I receive assistance with completing my application file?
Contact us at email@example.com or 906-227-2650. We will connect you with someone who can assist you.
Are campus tours still being offered?
Will NMU accept AP exam scores?
Yes. We will continue to accept AP and IB exam scores as in the past. We are aware of new testing and timing protocols. NMU accepts AP® (Advance Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) and CLEP (College Level Examination Program) scores. You can review the Advanced Placement policies in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
I am planning to start college in 2021- what do I need to know?
- The application, your transcripts and your application fee can arrive at different times. We will keep track of your application and documents and keep you updated about what is still needed to make an admission decision.
- For new first-year student applicants who will be applying for Fall 2021 admission, we have moved to a test-blind admissions policy.
- The Presidential Scholarship Competition (for high school seniors) will be held in a virtual format.
- Please reach out to us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get to know us virtually.