Admission Criteria by Degree Level

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Baccalaureate Program Admission: 

First-year applicants seeking admission to a baccalaureate degree program will be admitted if they meet the following requirements:

  • Will graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher (4.0 grading scale).
  • Have attained a minimum 19 ACT composite score or 990 SAT Total Score.  
  • Successfully complete core course work for secondary school preparation. Students who have earned a GED or equivalent are also considered for admission.

Transfer applicants are admitted in good standing if they have a 2.00 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale for college-level courses taken at all post-secondary institutions attended after high school and are eligible to return to the last institution attended.  Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 12 semester credit hours (or 18 quarter hours) of college-level coursework after high school graduation will be reviewed based on both high school and college performance. 

Academic departments may have additional requirements for admissions to specific programs. 

 

Non-Baccalaureate Program Admissions: 

First year applicants seeking admission into associate or certificate programs will be admitted if they meet the following requirements:

  • Meet the admission standards for baccalaureate programs (see above); or
  • Meet the program-specific admission requirements listed here.

Transfer applicants are admitted in good standing if they have a 2.00 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale for college-level courses taken at all post-secondary institutions attended after high school and are eligible to return to the last institution attended.  Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 12 semester credit hours (or 18 quarter hours) of college-level coursework after high school graduation will be reviewed based on both high school and college performance. 


Admissions Policy Information (NMU Bulletin)

NMU policy requires that admitted students must provide updated transcripts and continue to meet admisison standards as they complete any additional academic work prior to enrolling at NMU.  Applicants must disclose all college attendance and provide all college transcripts.  The university retains the right to withdraw an offer of admission or change the admission status if a student's academic record no longer meets standards or changes significantly between the date of admission and enrollment, or if the applicant falsifies or withholds information requested on the application for admission.

 

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