Transfer Credit to NMU

Are you interested in transferring to Northern Michigan University from a university or community college?  Are you a high school student taking dual-enrollment courses or completing middle/early college programs? Have you completed or plan to complete AP, IB or CLEP tests?

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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.  If all college credit is earned prior to high school graduation, you are considered a first-year student. Want more information? Find it 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 admissions counselor.


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