Admission Dates

Applicants for admission to the College of Graduate Studies must submit complete application forms, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, test scores, and other required supportive papers to the College of Graduate Studies by the following dates:

Fall Semester July 1
Winter Semester November 15
Summer Session March 17


International students must apply for admission one year prior to their expected start date to ensure sufficient time for application processing. A graduate student retains active admission status for three years from the time of admission or from the date of last enrollment in the College of Graduate Studies.

Applications from undergraduate students who have not completed course work for their bachelor's degree will be processed only if the student is in his or her final semester of undergraduate course work. Admission to the College of Graduate Studies for these students will be on a conditional basis, and students will be required to furnish a final transcript for their undergraduate work once their degree is posted on their transcript. The NMU academic department into which the student has conditionally been admitted will review the final transcript. If acceptable, the student's admission status will be changed to regular.

Graduate students who are in a degree-seeking program, but have not taken classes in three years or more, must reactivate their files by completing another admission application and updating their Graduate Plan of Study, before enrolling in graduate courses.