I'm a Transfer Student with Wildcat logo below

National Transfer Student Week Calendar

October 16-20, 2023

YOU are an integral member of the NMU community and we're glad you're here!

Drop by the Admissions Office at 2212 Hedgock (next to Financial Aid and Student Services Center) for your free Transfer Pride button - pictured above.


I Heart Transfer Students button

Learn more about NMU Transfer Resources

Northern Michigan University supports students with prior college credit in many ways.

Success Advisers

Professional advisers are here to guide you through your search for a major and/or career.

Get involved and connected

The Center for Student Enrichment seeks to provide you, the students of Northern Michigan University, with a variety of extracurricular experiences that will enable you to grow personally and professionally, to connect with the campus and surrounding communities, and more thoroughly enjoy the college experience.

NMU Career Services

Get resources and support for your time as a student and after graduation!

Campus Photo Gallery

Campus aerial photo

"I love NMU because of the ease of access to my professors and the intimate classroom settings. Whenever I have questions or need help, they are quick to respond. The smaller class sizes help keep class social and make it easier to get involved in discussions."

Jamie Whitney
Management Transfer Student

Prospective student? Become a Wildcat!

  1. Plan your transfer using our transfer credit database on Transferology. It's free to use and you'll get a quick unofficial accounting of how your courses equal NMU classes.
  2. Apply for FREE to NMU. We need your official transcripts from all prior colleges attended.
    1. Less than 12 college credits earned after high school? Send us your official high school transcript, too.
  3. Submit a FAFSA to NMU or update your current FAFSA with NMU's school code of 002301. 
  4. Set up your MyNMU account once you are admitted. It's your one-stop portal for taking care of business at NMU.
  5. Register for your special Transfer Orientation session. It's required for all new NMU students and will build upon what you already know about navigating college life.
  6. Sign up for on-campus housing in either our residence halls or campus apartments. Many transfer students choose to live on campus their entire time at NMU because of the convenience, cost, and connections!
  7. Select your classes when your registration time opens. We highly recommend you speak with a Success Adviser first if you haven't, to plan your course schedule.