Wildcat Transfer Checklist
1. Plan Your Transfer
Use Transferology, a free online tool, to get an unofficial rundown on your college credit. See how close to a degree at NMU you could be! Add your prior schools, test credits, and military credits to see how NMU accepts them for transfer. Most college-level courses with a "C-" or higher grade from a regionally accredited institution will transfer. We accept up to 90 semester credits from 2-year colleges and no limit on credits from 4-year institutions. Read the full Transfer Credit Policy in the NMU Bulletin.
Apply now! Deadlines? NMU has rolling admissions, so apply when it's convenient for you! Check the semester start dates below to give yourself enough time to complete the process, though.
Send NMU all of your official college transcripts including current in-progress coursework (AP and early college or dual enrollment can be submitted after admission). Less than 12 college credits after high school? Send us both your final high school transcript and college transcripts, too.
3. FAFSA and Financial Aid
Complete your FAFSA and find out if there is more financial aid eligible for you! Have NMU's school code 002301 on your form.
4. MyNMU Account
Set up your MyNMU account when you are admitted and start using your NMU email address.
Register for Orientation. Let's make your transition to NMU even smoother by leveraging your knowledge and skills in prior college classes! You must either complete online Orientation or have in-person Orientation confirmed before you can register for classes as a new student.
7. Advising and Degree Planning
Meet with your Embedded Success Specialist (academic adviser) to discuss your course registration. Does NMU have all current and updated college transcripts, AP scores, dual enrollment, and other coursework? Have an accurate discussion of your degree plan with your adviser.
If you're not sure who to contact, call us when you're ready at (906) 227-2650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Start Dates
Visiting students taking only one or a few courses and returning to their home institution click here: Guest Student Application Instructions
Transfer Credit Resources
- Check prior college coursework on Transferology
- Explore guaranteed transfer pathways in select majors
- Connect with a specialist in your major
Students currently at NMU: click here.
The Admissions Office considers anyone who has attempted any college coursework after high school graduation to be a transfer student for admission purposes. If all college credit is earned prior to high school graduation, you are considered a first-year student. Find more information on early college credit here.
Transfer Campus Visit
Check out your future on campus and see the beauty of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!
- Guided tour by a current student
- Meet with an admissions counselor
- Meet with a faculty member in your program
- See campus housing options
- And more options to choose from!
Students who are NOT in the US click here
Northern Michigan University offers a variety of transfer scholarships and financial aid for students who will be enrolled on the NMU Campus.
- Full-ride scholarship opportunity
- Automatic merit scholarships, renewable
- Competitive Foundation scholarships
- Veteran, active duty, Reserve, and National Guard in-state tuition program
- PTK Membership Scholarship of $1,000/year, renewable
Transfer Students at NMU take advantage of convenience in costs, location, and easily connecting with friends and the campus community.
- Choose from residence halls or on-campus apartments
- Live with students like you in a supportive community
- Get support from trained professional staff
- Be near dining, recreation, and classes!
Transfer Credit Policy
Transfer Credit Policies (For Undergraduate Transfer Students and First-Year Students with College Credit)
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent to NMU*. Joint Services Transcripts (JST) for military training are optional and consultation with a Transfer Specialist is recommended.
If a transfer course is equivalent to a Northern Michigan University course, a direct course equivalency will be granted even if the number of credits is different. Transfer courses must be at least one-half of the credit hours of their equivalent NMU course. You will receive up to the total external credit hours earned. For example, a course taken at a college that is 3-semester credits and equivalent to a course at NMU that is 4 semester credit hours will be shown on your Transfer Credit Evaluation for 3 credit hours of the equivalent course. Any non-semester credit, such as Quarter hours, will be converted to semester hours during the evaluation process.
Read the entire current Transfer Credit Policy on the University Bulletin below.
*If the number of credits you will transfer exceeds the number of credits required to earn your NMU degree, please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss any potential impact on your scholarship and/or financial aid eligibility.
If you have specific questions, a Transfer Specialist can also assist you. Feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com.