Transfer to NMU

** Check out our transfer student scholarship page for changes to our qualifying GPA range and scholarship amounts! **


Are you interested in transferring to Northern Michigan University from a university or community college?  We can help make that process easier and answer questions that you have about your credits, NMU and the Marquette area.  You will find some resources for transferring, below; however, do not hesitate to contact your transfer admissions counselor if you would like additional guidance.


Who is considered a transfer student?

The Admissions Office considers anyone who has attempted any college coursework after high school graduation a transfer student for admission purposes.  

However, some resources on this page may also be useful to high school students taking dual-enrollment courses or completing middle/early college programs.  Students who have completed or plan to complete AP, IB or CLEP tests can see the minimum scores needed for course credit by clicking here.


Transferring from a Michigan college or university?

If you are transferring from a Michigan college or university, learn more about the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  If you would like additional details or have specific questions, please contact your transfer admissions counselor. If you're transferring from Bay College, click here for specific resources for you.


Transferring to NMU from an out-of-state college or university?

The transfer process for in-state and out-of-state students is very similar.  The primary difference is the cost; however, NMU offers merit based transfer scholarships to help make your education affordable. Plus, if you are a veteran, dependent of a veteran or have a parent/guardian or grandparent who is an NMU alum you may be eligible for in-state tuition.   

NMU is a transfer-friendly institution and courses transfer from regionally-accredited colleges and universities all over the country.  If you have questions about transferring your coursework or need assistance with transfer planning, please contact your transfer admissions counselor.


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Are you a community college counselor or adviser?

If so, please visit our current counselor newsletter (April 2017) for features and counselor updates.

View previous editions below:

February 2017

November 2016

September 2016

April 2016


Find your NMU transfer admissions counselor:

Cary Vajda
Michigan - Lower Peninsula
Admissions_Portraits_January_30_2015_118_final.jpg Darren Widder
Michigan - Upper Peninsula and everywhere else