Admission of Seniors to Graduate Courses

A Northern Michigan University senior with at least a 3.00 NMU grade point average and a 3.00 grade point average in the area of concentration, who is within 12 credit hours of graduation, may petition to enroll for a maximum of eight credit hours of graduate credit. These credits may be applied to the undergraduate degree, at the department’s discretion, or toward a master’s degree from NMU, but not both.

Credit to be applied toward a master’s degree at NMU will be accepted and recorded as graduate credit only after admission to the College of Graduate Studies and the successful completion of an additional 12 credit hours of graduate study.

Permission forms to take a graduate course are available from the Registrar’s Office, 2202 C.B. Hedgcock, or on the graduate studies Web site. They require approval from the instructor of the course, the adviser and the registrar (if the credit hours are for an undergraduate degree) or by the dean of graduate studies (if the credit hours are to be applied towards a graduate degree).

Students will be charged graduate tuition for all courses taken for graduate credit and for 500-level courses taken for undergraduate credit.