First Year Programs

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NMU offers unique learning community programs for first-year students.  Our First Year programs are designed to help students make a successful transition to college. The goals are to help students develop strategies and attitudes to achieve academic success. The UN 100 course will familiarize you with available resources (both campus and community) and how to use them, and will assist you in developing positive relationships with faculty, staff, and other students.

The following is a list of first year programs that are available to you:

The First Year Experience. The First Year Experience (FYE) program is for first-time, full-time freshman who have been admitted to the university in good standing. Students choose from a block of courses realted to their intended major, or from blocks for undeclared students. It's how students register for their first semester classes at NMU!

Freshman Probation. Students admitted to the university as freshman probation students will automatically be placed in a block of classes designed to provide the structure that students need to be successful in college. Students will also meet frequently with their advisers.

College Transitions Program. This program is designed to aid the transition of students who show strong potential for success but don't meet Northern's academic requirements for admission.  Students in the College Transitions program will automatically be placed in a block of classes to facilitate the transition process and must meet regularly with an adviser.