How to Apply

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1.  Apply - Complete the ELI (ESL) Application. NMU accepts applications at any time all year whenever they are sent, but please see our recommended deadlines.

2. Submit high school/university transcript, which lists courses, semester hours, and grades. Transcripts must be translated into English.

3. Write a letter of application (in English). This is on page 3 of the ELI Application.

4. Provide Certification of Finances. The Certification of Finances form is on page 4 and page 5 of the ELI Application.

5.  Copy of your passport - please provide a copy of your passport to make sure we enter your name correctly on your immigration document.


Please send all materials to:

Northern Michigan University
International Programs Office
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855 USA

Telephone: +1 906-227-2510
Fax: +1 906-227-2533

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Northern Michigan University Degree-seeking Application
Students intending to enroll in a degree program at NMU in the fall or winter semester must formally apply to the university with a separate application. Please review the university’s undergraduate or graduate international student application procedures.


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