Applicants who are still enrolled in high school and wish to be enrolled in NMU courses (on NMU's campus or online courses) prior to high school graduation are considered dual enrollment applicants and may be admitted provided the student has demonstrated consistent, excellent academic achievement. Local school districts have their own requirements regarding approval of students seeking to pursue dual enrollment. Students should contact their school counselor or principal. Additionally, the following requirements must be met for admission as a dual-enrolled student at NMU:
- Applicants must have completed the 10th grade of high school and have achieved a minimum 3.00 grade point average. Those not meeting these criteria but who believe they could be successful in college course work should contact the NMU Admissions Office for guidance.
- Applicants are limited to taking eight credits per semester and must meet course prerequisites.
High school students planning to enroll at NMU during the summer may be eligible for our Summer Scholars Program.
Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
- Apply - Complete the application for admission, selecting the non-degree option.
- Application Fee - Applicants may pay the $35 application fee online, or by phone (1-800-682-9797 or 1-906-227-2650) or may mail a check or money order. Application fee waivers and exceptions may be available. This non-refundable fee will cover all admissions processing through the completion of your bachelor's degree at NMU.
- Transcript - Submit a request to your high school to have an official high school transcript sent to the NMU Admissions Office. For subsequent semesters of dual enrollment, an updated transcript should be sent if additional semester grades have been recorded.
- Permission Form - The dual enrollment--permission to enroll form form indicates to your parent/guardian, high school, and NMU which course(s) you will take as a dual enrolled student at NMU. MyNMUThis form also outlines grade information, withdrawal policies and billing information. Be sure all sections are complete prior to submission. A new form must be submitted for subsequent semesters of dual enrollment.
Dually enrolled students who plan to attend NMU as a new first-year degree-seeking student after graduating from high school should submit a new application for admission (no additional fee) during their senior year, along with the most current high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores (if not previously submitted). High school seniors considering the Presidential Scholars Compeition should apply in accordance with deadlines.