Explore by Student Type

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Undergraduate Admission

Freshmen (First-year students) - A student who will be attending college for the first time after high school completion. This includes students who have taken college courses while in high school.

Home-Schooled Students - A student who will be attending college for the first time after completing a high school curriculum through home schooling. This includes students who have taken college courses while at the high school level.

Transfer Students - A student who has completed college-level work at any college or university (but not NMU) after high school graduation, and has not completed a baccalaureate degree.

Dual-Enrolled Students - A student who is concurrently attending high school and taking one or more NMU classes for both high school and college credit.

Military Veterans - Applicants are those who qualify for VA educational benefits through former or current service in the United States Military.

International Students - International (including Canadian) students are those who are not U.S. citizens and not U.S. permanent residents (do not hold a "green card"/alien registration card).

Re-entry Students - A re-entry student has previously taken a course at NMU (after high school graduation), has not completed a baccalaureate degree, and wishes to return to NMU.

Post-baccalaureate Students - A student who has obtained a baccalaureate degree (at NMU or another institution) and is planning to complete a second undergraduate degree or seek an initial secondary or elementary provisional teaching certificate. Students with earned baccalaureate or higher degrees who are not seeking an undergraduate degree or teaching certificate should apply as a "Non-Degree Graduate Student."

Graduate Students - Any student who has completed a bachelor's degree and is now interested in graduate-level study for a certificate, certification, master's degree or teaching endorsement. Students with earned baccalaureate or higher degrees who are not seeking a graduate degree, nor an undergraduate degree or teaching certificate/endorsement, should apply as a "Non-Degree Graduate Student."

Guest Students - A Guest student is one who is regularly enrolled at, and eligible to return to, another college or university but who wishes to earn credit from NMU.

K-12 Students - Any students attending primary, middle or high school grades who attend camps, non-credit classes and other events provided through NMU.

Online Learners - Online learners are those who will take all of their NMU coursework via the Web. Online learners should determine which type of student they are from the list above and follow the instructions for that category.