Discover your place at NMU!

Admissions counselors

Northern Michigan University's individualized campus visit program offers you the chance to visit most Mondays through Fridays. During a campus visit, you and your family are able to have a guided walking tour, eat in one of our dining halls, speak to an academic adviser in the department of your choice, and speak with an admissions counselor at length.  You can see more information and register online at or by giving us a call at 906-227-2650.  We hope to see you on campus soon!

Helpful Resources for Prospective Students

Online Resources

Access various elements of the application process online. You can even check the status of your application using your student identification number.

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First Year Experience for Incoming Students

The First Year Experience (FYE) program helps freshmen transition from high school to college life. Students choose a block of classes based on their interested major. These blocks increase academic success, familiarize students with campus resources, and build relationships among incoming students. Learn more about FYE.

Apply by Student Type

Freshmen or first-year students are students who will be attending college for the first time

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Transfer students have previously attended an institution of higher learning.

Visit the transfer student website

students studying Home School students are  completing high school curriculum via home or agency instruction veterans

Veterans are applicants who qualify for VA educational benefits

international students International students include international and Canadian students who are not U.S. citizens student working on computer Not sure which type of student you qualify as? Visit the apply by student type website

Winter and Spring 2013 College Visit Schedules

Are you ready to apply?

student smilingMany students are already applying to Northern Michigan University for the fall 2015 semester. Are you ready? Apply online.

Once you've applied, you can check the status of your application to see what else is needed to complete your application, and once we have everything, you can check your admissions decision.

We're available to help you through the application process. Please call the admissions office with any questions at 800-682-9797.

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Fill Out Financial Aid Application

help with fafsaFor maximum financial aid consideration, incoming students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Complete FAFSA at, and make sure to include NMU's federal code, 002301. If you have questions about FAFSA or would like assistance while filling it out, feel free to contact NMU's Financial Aid office.

Groups and Organizations

What is there to do at NMU?

A quick answer is: PLENTY!

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With more than 300 Student Groups and Organizations on campus this year there are a variety of ways to get involved.

Check out the Center for Student Enrichment site to see what your future opportunities are.

Where will your NMU home be?

Magers Hall

NMU has 10 distinct residence hall communities--including an academic hall and upper-classman hall--each with its own "feel" to it.  Also, there are on-campus apartment options for qualified students.  Check out more information at