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 graduate 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 Business Administration
  • 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.

Academic and Retention Standards

Academic Honesty

Academic Load

Admission of Seniors to Graduate Courses

Admission to Candidacy/Graduate Plan of Study


Auditing Courses

Bulletin Options for Graduation Requirements


Changing Class Schedules (Add/Drop)

Class Attendance

Complete Withdrawal from the University

Course Levels

Dropping a Class After the Add/Drop Period

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Full-time Status

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grading System

Graduate Programs Committee and Appeals Process


Hold Policy

How to Request a Transcript

Incomplete Grade Policy

Institutional Standards of Progress for Students Receiving Veterans Benefits

Master’s Degree Requirements

Measles Immunization Policy

NCAA Satisfactory Progress Rule for Athletes

Official University Communications

Plan of Study

Policies and Regulations

Procedure for Changing Improperly Recorded Grades


Repeating Courses

Student Schedules

Student Services and Campus Facilities

Time Limitation

Transfer Credit

Withdrawal for Non-Attendance