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Congratulations on Your Admission to NMU

Welcome! Whatever your reasons for returning to school, we’ve designed this page to help you with the next steps to enrollment at NMU. If you have further questions please contact your post-baccalaureate admissions counselor.

New student orientation is optional for post-baccalaureate students, but primarily serves new freshman and transfer students. We do offer one commuter, veteran, and nontraditional student orientation session which may better serve your needs. If you’d like to attend an on-campus orientation session, you can learn more here.

If you have previously attended NMU, you may have already completed some of these steps. If that’s the case for you, welcome back!

If you’re an international post-baccalaureate student, you can find more information on international student services here.


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Next Steps: Activate MyNMU

Your MyNMU account provides online access to resources and information including course registration, financial aid estimates, textbook ordering, eBill statements, Public Safety services, academic feedback, and much more. It also links to your NMU email and our online course management system. You'll need it for many other steps in the process.

Next Steps: Plan Your Financials

Financial aid isn’t as abundant for post-baccalaureate students as it may be for others, though many students may still qualify for loans and can apply for other forms of aid. Be sure to complete your FAFSA and send it to NMU to determine your eligibility with our Financial Aid Office. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid. You can also explore our donor-funded scholarships, some of which are open to students at any degree level. Non-Michigan residents who earned their associate or bachelor's degree from NMU are eligible for in-state tuition rates based on NMU's Residency Policy.

Next Steps: Meet Your Adviser and Schedule Classes

All post-baccalaureate students seeking a degree or certificate should work closely with their academic advisor to develop a plan of study. If you are a non-degree student you don’t need to meet with an advisor and can register yourself using these instructions. For advisor information, students should contact their academic departments, informing them of post-baccalaureate status and prior degrees. You can also contact the Academic and Career Advisement Center for guidance.

You will be able to register for classes on or after the post-baccalaureate registration time on the registration week schedule so long as there are no holds on your registration.

Other Steps to Consider

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"Despite being away from my home in Puerto Rico, my experience at NMU has been amazing. In the last three years, I've had the chance to explore incredible places and meet wonderful people. Marquette has seen me grow as a person, student, and athlete. Senior year is coming soon and I already have mixed feelings, but I know that I am leaving with the best experiences and memories."

Gabriela Martinez

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