So, you're considering transferring to Northern Michigan University?  Great!  Below you will find a look at what's ahead in the transfer process for most students, or download/print the PDF version.

Application Process
  1. Apply online or download a printed application (recommended to be completed 2-3 semesters before intended transfer).
  2. Pay the $35 application fee.
  3. Arrange to have official transcripts mailed to NMU (when first applying and then when finished at your current or previous college). Official transcripts need to mailed or submitted in a sealed envelope from your previous institution (official e-transcripts are accepted via most electronic services).
  4. Schedule a campus visit (optional, but highly recommended) at or by calling 906-227-2650.
  5. Contact your transfer admissions counselor if you have questions about the steps or need guidance.

  1. Set aside $50 for the housing application (and an additional $200 deposit due by June 1 to maintain the application).
  2. Learn about the housing policy requirement and who is eligible for which locations.
    • On-campus housing options: Residence halls, on-campus apartments, upper-classman residence hall (Spooner)
    • Off-campus housing resources are at the Dean of Students website.
  3. Housing questions are best directed to Housing and Residence Life at 906-227-2620 or

Tuition and costs, scholarships
  1. Plan for the cost of attendance by using our Net Price Calculator.
  2. Make sure NMU is selected to receive your FAFSA (priority deadline of Mar. 1 for fall semesters and Oct. 1 for winter semesters).  Visit for details.*
  3. Go to for scholarship/award details.*
  4. More information about financial aid can be found at, and the Financial Aid Office can be reached at 906-227-2327 or

* 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.

Once Admitted
  1. You will receive a transfer credit evaluation (TCE) within 2-3 weeks by mail.
  2. Activate your MyNMU account.
  3. Register for orientation (required for all students new to NMU) and pay orientation fees.
  4. Learn about course placement requirements at
  5. Setup your on-campus living arrangements or explore your off-campus housing options, if applicable.
  6. Purchase a parking permit at $140/year for one car on campus.
  7. Consider a recreational facilities pass.
  8. Start saving up for books. The amount depends on the course load and class requirements. You can charge textbooks to your NMU account through the NMU Bookstore. You can also reserve your textbooks and have them all ready for pickup when you arrive.
  9. Course registration occurs during the orientation session (for in-person sessions), or at a specified date for online orientation.

Marquette Living

Become familiar with your future home in Marquette, or learn more about living in Marquette.

If you have been admitted as a re-entry student, a part-time student, a military veteran or a post-baccalaureate student, some or all of these may not apply to you. Contact the Admissions Office with any questions you have about your admission status and your next steps to becoming an NMU Wildcat!