Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements

Registrar’s Office

Address: 2202 C.B. Hedgcock
Phone: 906-227-2258
Web Page:
Registrar: Kim M. Rotundo
Assistant Registrars: Kathryn A. Dawe, Sara S. Niemi,  Michael D. Truscott

Familiarity with the content of the Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Bulletin is essential for all students. It is important that students obtain complete information and understand all of the requirements to successfully complete their degree ­ programs. Although there are faculty advisers and many other sources of assistance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to meet all graduation requirements.

Undergraduate Degrees

NMU offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work

At the non-baccalaureate level:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Business
  • Associate of Technology
  • Certificate
  • Vocational Diploma

In addition, several departments offer certifications that indicate satisfactory completion of a program of study.

To view specific sections of NMU's Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements, click on the links below.

Academic Honesty

Academic Load

Academic Proficiency Standards

Admission of Seniors to Graduate Courses

Advance Placement Policy

Auditing Courses

Bulletin Options for Graduation Requirements

Changing major or adviser

Classification of Students


Complete Withdrawal from the University

Course Attendance

Course Levels

Course Limitations

Course Policies

Course Schedules, Changing or Add/Drop

Course Substitutions

Dean's List

Degree Audit

Degree Requirements


Double Counting

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Full-Time Status

Grade Point Average

Grading System


Hold Policy

Incomplete Grade Policy

Measles Immunization Policy

NCAA Satisfactory Progress Rule for Athletes

Official University Communications

Policies and Regulations


Repeating Courses

Scholastic Recognition at Graduation

Semester Deletion Policy

Student Schedules


Transfer Credit Policies

Withdrawal from Class for Non-Attendance

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits