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. 


Yes! NMU is accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate admission, both campus-based and Global Campus (online programs).

Generally, no. NMU has rolling admissions, so we continue to offer admission as application files become complete. There are some exceptions for some graduate-level programs.

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.  

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.   

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 admissions@nmu.edu. 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.

We will use whatever grading policy the high school or college implements, (pass/fail, credit/no credit, GPA at time school closed, etc.) in a way that does not disadvantage the student.  The impact on admission and scholarship decisions will be neutral.

Yes. Undergraduate application fees can be paid electronically during the online application process or by clicking here. Application fee waiver information is available here.

Yes. Graduate application fees can be paid here.

Yes, please see detailed information here.

Contact us at admissions@nmu.edu or 906-227-2650. We will connect you with someone who can assist you.

Contact NMU's Financial Aid Office directly at fao@nmu.edu or 906-227-2327 and they will be able to assist you. 

Depending on your plans, you may have options to defer to a future term or receive refunds based on the orientation and housing refund policies.

In-person visits through the Campus Visit Program are available in a limited, modified way. Customized virtual campus visits can be arranged as well. View options and register at nmu.edu/visit or contact cvp@nmu.edu.  You can access a variety of virtual resources to help you get to know NMU.

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.

  • 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: admissions@nmu.edu.
  • Get to know us virtually.