Program Application

The Honors Program invites academically qualified, motivated students to apply. Normal qualifications for the Honors Program include a 3.5 high school grade point average, a score of 27 or higher on the ACT or SAT with a combined score of 1210 or higher, two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, and a written personal statement.

The letters of recommendation can be e-mailed from the teacher to; faxed to Honors Program at 906.227.2315; or mailed to:  Honors Program, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. In this highly competitive program, the university retains the right to exercise judgment as to the eligibility of the applicants. 

Applications should be submitted by May 1.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Please complete the application below.  You can also download the Honors Program application.

Personal Information


NMU Identification Number:


Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:

E-mail Address:

High School Information

Name of High School:

Year of High School Graduation:

High School GPA:

SAT Combined:

ACT Composite:

Please check if you are or were involved in:
The National Honor Society
High School Honors Program

List Honors or Advanced Placement Courses in High School:

List the level of mathematics and language courses completed with dates:

Names of two (2) high school teachers who will send letters of recommendation:

Anticipated Major at NMU:

Personal Statement:
A vital part of your application to the Honors Program is your personal statement. Please tell us about yourself. In particular, describe a personal experience that highlights your interests and abilities, and explain why it is significant to you and others. Please write or type your 300-word statement in the box below or send as an email to