Don't forget to sign up for orientation

Orientation staff

If you've been admitted to Northern, the next step is to sign up for New Student Orientation. Learn more about orientation sessions and register online at Or you can reach the Orientation office at 906-227-1707. Once you have registered for orientation, you can also sign up for a block of fall classes through the First Year Experience program. Learn more at

Create your NMU Adventure

MyNMU Adventure

Answer a few questions to create your own search of the NMU website, including links just for you related to academics, student groups and activities, scholarships and more. Begin your adventure now.

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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We're Here To Answer Your Questions

Admissions counselors are available to answer any questions that you might have about NMU or the application process. Admissions counselors are determined by region. Find your admissions counselor

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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 FYE blocks for fall 2014 are available now.

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

Already applied to NMU?

student smilingHave you already applied and are waiting to hear back from us? Check the status of your application to see what else we need to make an admission decision.

If you've been admitted to NMU, visit the new student checklist to learn more about what you can do now to prepare for college. 

Don't forget to register for orientation and housing!

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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.

Dollars and Sense

Do you have questions about scholarships and financial aid? How about the cost of attending NMU?

These links will help to make 'sense'  of it all,

The Cost Calculator is a tool to determine which scholarship you qualify for and to estimate what it might cost you to attend NMU.

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.

Planning to live on campus?

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