EEGS students and Embedded Success Specialist at Meet-and-Greet.

Advising & Registration


kelsey avey and lauren anargyros meeting with student

Planning your future

Faculty and staff in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences cannot over-emphasize how important it is to meet with your academic advisor and to take personal responsibility for understanding your plan of study. In addition to assisting students with their semester schedules, EEGS faculty mentors and our Success Advisors also do the following:

  • Review your unofficial degree evaluation, which contains a record of your completed coursework and grades;
  • Process course substitutions and directed study paperwork as needed;
  • Help you understand how course sequence, prerequisite coursework, general education requirements, and double-counting affect your plan of study;
  • Recommend complementary minors and courses;
  • Assist in resolving scheduling issues so that you graduate in a timely fashion;
  • Discuss internship, graduate school, and career opportunities.

Senior Success Advisors for the Physical and Natural Sciences

Ruth Abbott photo

Ruth Abbott

Senior Success Advisor 906-227-2294
Lauren Anargyros

Lauren Anargyros

Senior Success Advisor 906-227-2381

Important Winter 2024 Dates and Deadlines

  Martin Luther King Day observance, no classes  Monday, January 15
  First official day of classes  Tuesday, January 16
  Last day to add a class  Thursday, January 18 by 5 PM
  Last day to drop a course for a 100% refund and no grade  Tuesday, January 23 by 5 PM
  Last day to completely withdraw for a 90% refund  Wed Jan 24 - Thu Jan 25 by 5 PM
  Last day to completely withdraw for a 50% refund with "W" grades    Fri Jan 26 - Sun Feb 11 by 5 PM
  Last day to completely withdraw for a 25% refund with "W" grades  Mon Feb 12 - Mon Mar 18 by 5 PM
  Midsemester recess begins at 5:00 PM  Saturday, March 2
  Classes resume  Monday, March 11
  Last day to completely withdraw for a 0% refund with "W" grades    Tue Mar 19 - Fri Apr 26 by 5 PM
  Last day to a drop a course with a "W" grade  Fri Apr 26 by 5 PM
  Last day of classes  Saturday, April 27
  Final Examination period  Monday, April 29 - Saturday, May 4 
  Final grades due from faculty  Tuesday, May 7
  Final grades available on myNMU  Thursday, May 9

No refunds are given for reduced credit hours within the 12-16 credit hour flat rate tuition range.

*Instructor signature required to add a course after these dates.

Withdrawal from All Courses: Withdrawing from all courses.
Dropping a Course to Reduce Course Load: Reducing enrollment course load by dropping a course(s) but remaining in at least one other course.
"W" Grade: A grade of "W" (Withdrawal) is placed on the NMU transcript when a student officially withdraws from a course. Courses graded with a "W" are included in attempted hours but not included in the computation of the NMU GPA.

To learn more:


Dr. Adebiyi talking with students at EEGS Meet-and-Greet.

Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 Course Offerings

Prerequisite courses are required before you can enroll in many courses needed for your degree. Knowledge obtained from prerequisite courses provides you with the skills needed to succeed in future courses. If you have not completed the stated prerequisite(s), you will receive an error message while trying to enroll. Remember to plan ahead and to take the appropriate prerequisites early based on course offerings.

Prerequisite courses will be listed as the indented open-bulleted courses below.

We strongly encourage you to read the Advising Notes (coming soon) for details on course prerequisites and a tentative plan for course offerings in Summer 2024 and Fall 2024, as well as review the information flyers for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 courses.

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Preparing for Course Registration, Summer and Fall 2024

1. Review the Summer 2024 Course Scheduling Book PDFs and Fall 2024 Course Scheduling Book PDFs found at the University Registrar's site under Current News. Pay particular attention to the section number, course title, and building/room to determine the course format. Will the course:

  • Meet on-campus (section number 01, 02, 03, etc.)
  • Be asynchronous Web-based (meet online with no specific days/times with section numbers 50, 51, etc.)
  • Be synchronous Web-based (meet on-line with specific days/times with section number 60, 61, etc.),
  • Be hybrid (in-person some of the time with Web-based activities for the remainder of the contact hours, with section number 70, 71, etc.)?

You may also search for the courses through myNMU after the schedule has been finalized, about one week before registration begins.

2. Review the Advising Notes (coming soon) for guidance as you prepare for registration.

3. Review the set of flyers for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 describing the courses we are offering in the summer and fall terms.

4. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor prior to your course registration date/time. Please note that each advisor schedules their appointments differently. You may have already received an e-mail telling you their preferred format to schedule an appointment, but if not, then please e-mail your advisor directly. Please contact if you want help scheduling an appointment with your advisor.

5. Note that any holds (advisor, financial, transcript) that are placed on your account will prevent you from registering at your designated registration day/time until the holds are lifted.

6. Figure out what time your registration window opens at this link. Remember that the time is based on credits already earned, not including credits that are in progress this semester. Guidelines for how the waitlist works are here.

Dates of Importance

The Registrar’s Office will e-mail audit notifications to eligible students. Students must have completed 87 credit hours.

  • Summer 2024 registration begins for all students on Monday, March 18.
  • Fall 2024 registration for graduate students and many seniors begins on Friday, March 22. Most students register soon thereafter. You can look up your registration time in myNMU and at the Registrar's Registration Week page.
  • The last day to drop a Winter 2024 full-semester course with a “W” grade is Friday, April 26.


Students smiling for the camera at EEGS Meet-and-Greet