International Undergraduate Application Instructions

Undergraduate Application Instructions

To apply for undergraduate admission at Northern Michigan University:

  1. Submit the Undergraduate Application for Admission 
  2. Pay $35 application fee
  3. Submit Official Academic Documents
  4. Submit Official English Language Test Scores

  5. Submit Certification of Finances (See Step-by-Step Instructions here)

  6. Applicants from Canada: Submit Official SAT/ACT Test Results - Only students from the U.S. and Canada are required to submit an SAT or ACT score. 

Additional Requirements for Transfer Applicants

Students who have studied at any college or university after high school graduation MUST apply to NMU as a transfer student.

In addition to meeting NMU’s transfer admission requirements, international transfer applicants must also:

  1. Submit Postsecondary Transcripts 
    • Post-Secondary Transcripts from a U.S. or Canadian Institution must come directly to NMU from the Institution
    • Post-Secondary Transcripts from outside the U.S. or Canada must be submitted through an external credential evaluator
      • Only ONE external credential evaluation is required:  
      • Students must also submit an official copy of their University transcript directly to NMU
        • To be considered official, transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution
  2. Submit Official Secondary School Academic Documents 
    1. Submit official secondary school academic documents if fewer than 12 semester credit hours of postsecondary study (approximately one semester) have been completed 


Erika Greeley
Director of International Admissions 
Phone: 906-227-6765