Northern Michigan University...Michigan's ThinkPad University

Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs Office

409 Cohodas Administration Center
Phone: 906-227-2103
Fax: 906-227-2108

Web page

Paul T. McKelvey

Program Staff
Theodore A. Balzarini
Joseph Holman
Mary E. Luttinen
Kristine A. Martin

Off-Campus Outreach Staff
Janette P. Ward
Michael J. Falcon


Continuing Education Programs

Our mission is to help individuals and businesses across the Upper Peninsula and beyond achieve their educational goals and objectives.


Credit Programs and Courses

  • Evening and Weekend Courses

  • Off-Campus Courses

  • Summer College

  • Independent Study

  • Correspondence Courses

  • Text-Based Learning Packages

  • Web-Based Learning Packages

  • Off-Campus Outreach Offices

  • NMU @ Escanaba

  • NMU @ Dickinson/Iron

  • NMU @ Gogebic

Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Units

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education

  • Labor Education

  • NMU Staff Development

  • Real Estate Appraisers

  • School Bus Drivers

  • Teachers, School Administrators and Personnel

  • Customized Training

  • Corporate Universities

  • Health and Safety

  • Industrial Training

  • Skill Assessment

  • Workforce Development

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Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs


Extension Programs and Offices

Northern Michigan University offers several undergraduate and graduate credit programs for persons who are unable to attend regular classes on the Marquette campus. Courses are offered at several offices throughout the Upper Peninsula. Currently, Northern Michigan University maintains extension centers at the University Center on the campus of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba and in the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area.

The following regulations apply to work taken in extension classes.

  1. Matriculation (Admission and Enrollment)—Persons who enroll in extension classes must meet the university admission requirements and enroll at the university in order to receive credit toward certificates or degrees. Students not pursuing a degree may enroll as non-degree seeking students.

  2. Enrollment Status—Students who have been asked to withdraw from NMU for scholastic reasons may not be admitted to extension courses until they have completed university requirements for re-entry.

  3. Registration—Students may enroll in any extension or weekend college course during the regular registration period. Students should register for classses prior to the first course session.

  4. Late Registration—Students are required to complete all enrollments before the end of the second class meeting. Any exceptions require special permission from the scheduling office.

  5. Minimum Class Size—The number of students required for an extension class depends upon the cost of supporting the class. If an insufficient number of students enroll, the course may be cancelled.

  6. Off-Campus/Extension per credit hour tuition rates are the same as those charged for fall and winter courses taken on the Marquette campus.

Independent Study Program

Web-Based and Text-Based Learning Packages

Web-based and text-based learning package courses are independent study courses coordinated through Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs. They carry the same amount of academic credit as courses taken in the classroom.

Students may register for Web and text based learning package courses only during limited time periods and must finish the course during the semester of course registration.

For additional information or to register, please contact Continuing Education and Sponsored Programs, or visit the Continuing Education Web page at Phone registrations for admitted students are accepted at 906-227-2102.

Summer College

Northern Michigan University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate credit courses, professional development courses, workshops and noncredit programs in combinations of one, two, four, six and eight week sessions. Regular admissions and registration policies apply to Summer College students.

Summer College courses are scheduled in convenient morning, afternoon and evening blocks of time so that students can make up credits, stay on schedule for graduation, accelerate progress toward their degrees or try something new while leaving time for diverse work and leisure activities.

Weekend Courses

Class sessions for weekend courses are scheduled on Fridays, Saturdays or a combination of Fridays and Saturdays. Regular Northern Michigan University admission and registration policies apply. Regular admissions and registration policies apply to weekend courses.

Registrar's Office, 301 Cohodas Administration Center
1401 Presque Isle Ave | Marquette, MI 49855 | 1-800-682-9797
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2003