Programs and Offices
Northern Michigan University offers
several undergraduate and graduate credit programs for persons who
are unable to attend regular classes on the Marquette campus.
Courses are offered at several offices throughout the Upper
Peninsula. Currently, Northern Michigan University maintains
extension centers at the University Center on the campus of Bay de
Noc Community College in Escanaba and in the Iron
The following regulations apply to
work taken in extension classes.
Matriculation (Admission and
Enrollment)—Persons who enroll in extension classes must meet the
university admission requirements and enroll at the university in
order to receive credit toward certificates or degrees. Students
not pursuing a degree may enroll as non-degree seeking students.
Enrollment Status—Students who have
been asked to withdraw from NMU for scholastic reasons may not be
admitted to extension courses until they have completed university
requirements for re-entry.
Registration—Students may enroll in
any extension or weekend college course during the regular
registration period. Students should register for classses prior
to the first course session.
Late Registration—Students are
required to complete all enrollments before the end of the second
class meeting. Any exceptions require special permission from the
Minimum Class Size—The number of
students required for an extension class depends upon the cost of
supporting the class. If an insufficient number of students
enroll, the course may be cancelled.
Off-Campus/Extension tuition rates are
applied to any courses not taken on the Marquette Campus. Credits
taken are not included in the on-campus tuition calculation.
and Text-Based Learning Packages
Web-based and text-based learning
package courses are independent study courses coordinated through
Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs. They carry the same
amount of academic credit as courses taken in the classroom. The
off-campus/extension tuition rate applies.
Students may register for Web and text
based learning package courses only during limited time periods
and must finish the course during the semester of course
registration. All students receiving semester-based financial aid
will be placed in learning package courses whenever possible.
For additional information or to
register, please contact Continuing Education and Sponsored
Programs, or visit the Continuing Education Web page at
Phone registrations for admitted students are accepted at
Selected courses may be taken as
correspondence courses. Students may register for correspondence
courses at any time. These courses allow students two consecutive
semesters to complete course materials; the semester in which they
enroll and the following semester. The course counts for credit in
the semester of course registration.
Off-campus/extension tuition rates are
applied to any courses taken through the independent study
program. Credits taken are not included in the on-campus tuition
Northern Michigan University serves
Upper Peninsula labor organizations by offering training and
educational resources on a broad range of labor related topics.
Designed for local union members and officers, workshops emphasize
participation through problem solving, role plays, and group
discussion. Topics include steward training, contract
administration, labor history, negotiations skills, increasing
member participation, labor economics, union members’ legal
rights, and basic leadership and communication skills. See the
Labor Studies Certification and Minor Programs at NMU in the
Interdisciplinary and Individually Created Programs section of
Northern Michigan University offers a
variety of undergraduate and graduate credit courses, workshops,
and noncredit programs in combinations of one, two, four, six and
eight week sessions. Regular admissions and registration policies
apply to Summer College students.
The Northern Michigan University
Summer College leaves students some time for recreation and
reflection. In the beautiful Upper Peninsula, weekends become
mini-vacations, with excellent fishing, golfing, hiking, boating,
swimming and camping within minutes of campus.
Class sessions for weekend courses are
scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays or a combination of Fridays and
Saturdays. Although this program is coordinated through the
Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs Department, the
courses are defined as “on-campus courses,” and on-campus tuition
rate policies apply.
Regular Northern Michigan University
admission and registration policies apply.
Northern Michigan University, through
its Office of Continuing Education awards continuing education
units (CEU’s) for approved noncredit programs. Criteria for
obtaining program approval and information regarding records and
transcripts are available through the Continuing Education and
Sponsored Programs Office.
Northern Michigan University's
customized training assists industries and businesses in meeting
workforce development needs through ongoing education and training
programs. Our global economy demands a continuous learning
environment for organizations to maintain a competitive advantage.
As a partner in learning, Northern Michigan University offers
organizations a variety of workforce development options.
Continuing Legal Education
The Continuing Education and Sponsored
Programs Office serves as a host and on-site program coordinator
for the University of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal
Education (ICLE). Videotape presentations make the foremost legal
experts available to area attorneys and a local attorney or judge
is on hand to assist with questions. Continuing legal education
units are awarded to participants.
and Personal Development
These self-supporting programs are
composed of numerous noncredit courses and seminars offered
throughout the year at Northern Michigan University. Available to
the public, these courses and seminars cover a wide range of
topics in the area of professional and personal development.
Instructors are NMU faculty or other qualified persons.
Additionally, numerous specialized courses are offered to assist
professionals in obtaining or retaining certification in a wide
variety of fields.
Northern Michigan University holds
both licensure and continuing education classes around the state
during the year to assist people in reaching their goal of
achieving, maintaining and upgrading their Real Estate Appraiser
Northern Michigan University serves as
the Upper Peninsula certifying agent for school bus drivers.
Courses are held at several locations to facilitate meeting the
State of Michigan's legal requirements. Requests for temporary
certification are also processed by the Continuing Education and
Sponsored Programs Office.