Statewide Postsecondary, Articulated Credit

Northern Michigan University is pleased to be able to provide statewide postsecondary, articulated credit agreements to benefit Michigan high school students by partnering with the Michigan Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education and state-approved secondary CTE programs.

After students are admitted to NMU, they may apply for credits for their high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that align with our academic programs.  See the Michigan Department of Education website for NMU programs offered.


  1. Application for postsecondary credit must be received within two years of the student’s high school graduation.  A request for an exception to this condition can be emailed to:
  2. The postsecondary credit application will be completed and submitted by the secondary CTE program representative and student, as relevant.  All supporting documentation will be submitted to the office of Admissions at Northern Michigan University.
  3. The high school student must earn a B or higher in the applicable CTE program to be eligible for postsecondary, articulated credit (with the exception of Construction Trades, wherein the high school student must earn a "B+" or higher in the program to be eligible for postsecondary, articulated credit).
  4. No tuition will be charged for any courses for which the student receives postsecondary, articulated credit.


After student applies to NMU and is admitted, applying for CTE credit is a three-step process:

  1. The student applying for CTE credit fills out the Student Application for Articulated CTE Credit form.  (This is a web form)
  2. The student contacts their high school CTE program and requests that the instructor/counselor/administrator complete the School Verification for Student Application of Articulated CTE Credit form to verify the student's CTE credits.  (This is a web form)
  3. The school (instructor/counselor/administrator) completes and submits the form on behalf of the student.

Both forms must be completed in order for the application to be considered.  Applicant will receive notification of the credit evaluation after both forms have been submitted and evaluated.  

Questions can be directed to Extended Learning and Community Engagement by email to or by phone at 906-227-6766.