Transfer Student Checklist

You're ready to transfer to NMU. Now what do you do?

Download a printable version of this checklist.

Application Process
Contact your transfer admissions counselor for advice and assistance for a smooth transfer to NMU.
Apply online or download a printed application.
Pay the $35 application fee (can be done online when you first apply, or by mailing a check or over the phone with a credit/debit card at 906-227-2650).
Arrange to have official transcripts mailed to NMU (when first applying and then when finished at your current or previous college). Official transcripts need to mailed or submitted in a sealed envelope from your previous institution.
Schedule a campus visit (optional, but highly recommended) at or by calling 906-227-1709.
Set aside $125 for housing deposit.
Learn about the housing policy requirement and who is eligible for which locations.
  • On-campus housing options: Residence halls, on campus apartments, upper classman hall
  • Off-campus housing resources are at the Dean of Students website.
Housing questions are best directed to Housing and Residence Life at 906-227-2620 or
Tuition and costs, scholarships
Set aside $75 for orientation deposit (orientation is mandatory for all new students).
Parking permit: $140/year for one car on campus (optional, but if you have a vehicle in Marquette, you'll want an NMU parking permit).
Recreational facilities pass: $70/semester or $130/year (optional).
Start saving up for books! Amount depends on course load and class requirements. You can charge textbooks to your NMU account through the NMU Bookstore. They'll also reserve your books.
Fill out the FAFSA for financial aid by March 1 if possible (if starting in the fall).  Visit for details.*
Go to to learn more.*
  * If the number of credits you will transfer exceeds the number of credits required to earn your NMU degree, please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss any potential impact on your scholarship and/or financial aid eligibility.

Once Admitted

Work your way through the New Student Checklist.
Register for orientation at or call 906-227-1707.
  • This is where you work with an advisor one on one to schedule your classes and it is required that all new students attend.
Marquette Living
Become familiar with your future home in Marquette. 

If you have been admitted as a re-entry student, a part-time student, a military veteran or a post-baccalaureate student, some or all of these may not apply to you. Contact the admissions office with any questions you have about your admission status and your next steps to becoming an NMU Wildcat!