Academic Standards

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 Graduate 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.

Graduate Degrees

NMU offers the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Education Specialist

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

Bulletin Options for Graduation Requirements

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Official University Communications


Course Levels

Academic Load

Full-time Status


Plan of Study


Hold Policy

Measles Immunization Policy

Changing Class Schedules (Add/Drop)

Dropping a Class After the Add/Drop Period

Student Schedules

Repeating Courses

Auditing Courses

Class Attendance

Admission of Seniors to Graduate Courses

Withdrawal for Non-Attendance

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Grading System

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Incomplete Grade Policy

Procedure for Changing Improperly Recorded Grades

Academic and Retention Standards

Graduate Programs Committee and Appeals Process

Transfer Credit

Time Limitation

Academic Honesty

Institutional Standards of Progress for Students Receiving Veterans Benefits

NCAA Satisfactory Progress Rule for Athletes

Admission to Candidacy/Graduate Plan of Study

Master’s Degree Requirements


How to Request a Transcript

Policies and Regulations

Student Services and Campus Facilities