Transfer Credit Resources at NMU

Have you completed college courses in the past?  Have you taken AP, IB or CLEP exams? Are you currently enrolled at another college or planning your next semester?  We have tools and resources to help you plan for an efficient transfer of credit to complete your degree at NMU. 

Step 1:  Locate your desired academic program in the NMU Course Catalog and review degree requirements.

Step 2:  Understand NMU's General Education requirements.

Step 3:  See how your credits transfer to NMU using the tools below (including Exam Equivalencies).

Step 4:  Use an advising sheet/audit to see how the credits you will transfer to NMU meet degree requirements.

Step 5:  After you are admitted to NMU (yay!), you will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE).  This is the official document that will tell you (and your NMU adviser) exactly how your prior credits translate to NMU credit.  You will get this in the mail.  Here's a resource to further explain the TCE.

Please know that an academic adviser will guide you during your time at Northern.

NMU Course Equivalency Database

This resource allows students with prior college credit, or those considering enrolling in college courses, to search through previously evaluated courses from many U.S. colleges and universities and see how the courses would transfer to NMU. In each case, start by picking the college you are transferring credit from to find the coordinating NMU number and title.

Use this tool with the current NMU course catalog and the catalog of your current college for transfer course planning.

» View the NMU Course Equivalency Database*

*If you do not see a college or course listed, it does not mean credits will not be awarded. It simply means we have not yet evaluated it. NMU automatically evaluates all courses on admitted students' transcripts.

Course-by-Course Equivalencies - Focused

This resource allows you to enter specific classes by the course listing of your home institution to see how they transfer to NMU. You may check up to 6 classes at a time.

Use this tool if you want to focus on specific course numbers you want to check - either courses you have taken or those you may be planning to complete.

» View the Course-by-Course Equivalency Tool*

NMU Course Catalog

Please view our bulletin (course catalog) to view the list of classes required for the major you are seeking to declare at NMU.

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides may be helpful as a general reference.   We are in the process of updating this resource.  Guides for NMU Global Campus programs are up-to-date.   Other guides are not current.  We recommend using the other tools on this page, along with the Michigan Transfer Agreement and MiTransfer Pathway Initiative resources.

» View Transfer Guides

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Other Transfer Resources

If you have completed or are completing courses at a Michigan school, additional transfer resources are available through the Michigan Transfer Network website. In addition to the resources found below on this page, you should also work with your high school or community college counselor and/or your NMU admissions counselor.  


Transfer Agreements

Northern Michigan University values its partnerships with other colleges and universities. View our articulation agreements and "reverse transfer" agreements using the link above.


Exam Equivalencies

  • AP® (Advance Placement)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

You can also review the Advanced Placement policies in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Students who have completed Advanced Placement testing must request an AP Score Report for each test completed to be sent to NMU’s Admissions Office, https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting.