Apply for Admission

Special Note:  To those impacted by recent natural disasters, we will be happy to work with you individually to determine how best to consider your circumstances during the application process.  Please call us at 906-227-2650.

Undergraduate programs/courses (on-campus): Apply

If you previously attended NMU as a degree-seeking undergraduate and less than one year has passed since your last enrollment, you do not need to re-apply.  Access your MyNMU account for access to course registration.

Graduate programs/courses (on-campus):  Apply

Online programs (all levels): Apply to NMU's Global Campus


Northern Promise (taking NMU courses prior to high school graduation):  Find information here.

Guest students (transfer credits to your home institution): Apply

International students: Application Instructions


Find complete instructions at Apply by Student Type or contact us.

Additional information regarding undergraduate admissions:

  • NMU processes applications on a rolling basis.  While there are no deadlines, we wish to assist you well in advance of the semester for which you plan to enroll.
  • You may submit your application online (best option), or print and mail it to us. To request a paper form, e-mail
  • You may check the status of your application with our on-line application status check tool.
  • Applicants may pay the $35 undergraduate application fee online, by phone (1-800-682-9797 or 1-906-227-2650) or may mail a check or money order. Application fee waivers and exceptions may be available.
  • Although we do not require an admissions essay, personal statement or counselor recommendation, if there is additional information about yourself that you would like to share with us, please feel free to submit it along with your application. These items maybe be e-mailed to or mailed to NMU Admissions, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI, 49855
  • NMU's Student Handbook describes the Student Code and university policies, including conditions of enrollment related to contact information, financial obligations and housing. It is important to be aware of these policies and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about these policies.