Policies

Home School Policy

Students who have been home schooled at any time during grades 9-12, and who have not earned 12 or more college-level credits after completion of high school, should submit their ACT/SAT results and an official transcript of courses taken and grades earned while home schooled. A final transcript verifying high school graduation/completion, or an official GED score report, is also required. The official transcript may be from a school district, home school/curriculum agency, or the parent (if the parent was the educator). If a transcript is parent-produced, it should contain the graduation date, a statement that the information is accurate, and it should be signed by the parent and notarized. Students who have completed 12 or more college-level credits after completion of high school do not need to submit a high school transcript.

Senior citizen applicants, aged 62 or older, are provided a full tuition scholarship by Northern Michigan University. The scholarship covers tuition only for on-campus classes; it does not provide for books, fees or tuition for off-campus or Web-based classes. To be eligible for this program, the senior citizen should submit an application for admission (no application fee) to the Admissions Office. Students should then register for courses in the Student Service Center, where they will be asked to provide proof of age.

Civil Rights Policy

Northern Michigan University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities.

The university has a grievance procedure designed to afford an opportunity for students and employees to exercise or protect the rights guaranteed them under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination in educational programs where federal financial aid is distributed), Executive Order 11246 of 1965 as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1973 (prohibiting discrimination by educational institutions that have federal contracts), and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 and 504 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of handicap and requiring reasonable accommodations for handicapped persons). Individuals with civil rights concerns should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, 502 Cohodas Hall. For more information on university policies, student rights and responsibilities, and the student code, see the NMU Student Handbook.