Apply to NMU

Like what you see? If you do, then the next step is to submit your application to NMU.

Northern Michigan University offers rolling admission, so we welcome and process applications all year long and notify applicants of the admission decision soon after all required documents are received in our office. You may submit your application online (best option), or print and mail it to us, or we can mail you an application form (e-mail to request an application).

You may check the status of your application (application status check) after we have provided you with your NMU identification number. 

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.

Applicants may pay the $30 application fee online, or 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.

Please Note: On April 21-23, our online payment system will be undergoing maintenance and will not be available. To pay your application fee, you may call the Admissions Office, mail payment, or visit the online payment system after April 23. Thank you for your patience.

Whether you are a potential new freshman, a transfer student, a returning student, an international student or even if you have already earned a college degree, we have a spot for you! Check our Apply By Student Type page to see which application fits your status.

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 questions about these policies.