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Transfer Northern 101

Continue Your Journey at NMU

Only one date left for the Spring! Don't miss out!

If you are currently attending or have been enrolled at another college or university after high school, join us for Transfer Northern 101. Sessions designed to help you understand the transfer process and get connected to NMU. 

Each of our online Transfer Northern 101 sessions feature: 

  • Personal assistance for transfer admissions
  • Scholarship Information
  • Meeting current NMU transfer students
  • Opportunities to ask all of your questions. 

Next session: 

  • May 11, 6:00 p.m.

(All session times are in the Eastern Time Zone.) 

Wildcat Transfer Checklist

Your steps to beNorthern

  1. Submit your application at with all of your college transcripts, including current in-progress coursework.
  2. Ensure you have NMU's school code 002301 on your FAFSA.
  3. Set up your MyNMU account and start using your NMU email address if you are admitted. Check instructions:
  4. Register for orientation at
  5. Meet with your dedicated academic adviser during orientation to complete your course registration

Visiting students taking only one or a few courses and returning to their home institution click here: Guest Student Application Instructions

Transfer Credit Resources

The Admissions Office considers anyone who has attempted any college coursework after high school graduation 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.

Kyler Phillips

"Northern's unique college experience is something that I will never take for granted. Being a transfer student and coming here from a community college, I almost regret not coming here sooner so I could take part in all that NMU and the Marquette communities have to offer students."

Kyler Phillips



Admission with Jon Teichman

Visit Northern

You are invited to experience our campus and beauty of the Upper Peninsula! Schedule either a virtual or in-person campus visit, which can include a guided tour of campus by a current student, meeting with an Admissions Counselor, and meeting with a faculty member in your intended major. The choice is yours! Schedule today!


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Transfer Scholarships

Whether you are an in-state or out-of-state student, NMU offers a variety of merit-based transfer scholarships for admitted students who will be enrolled on the NMU Campus. If you are a veteran, dependent of a veteran you may also be eligible for in-state tuition. Please visit our Financial Aid office's page to learn more about transfer scholarships and tuition. 


Students in dorm room


You can choose from a variety of housing options at NMU! On and off-campus housing is available for transfer students. Many transfer students choose to live on campus their entire time at NMU, taking advantage of convenience in costs, location, and building a network of friends easily in the campus community. Get more information on our NMU Housing and Residence Life page.


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 admission counselor is recommended.

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, an admissions counselor can also assist you. Feel free to e-mail us at