Transfer Student Checklist

So, you're considering transferring to Northern Michigan University?  Great!  Below you will find a look at what's ahead in the transfer process for most students, or download/print the PDF version.

Application Process
Checkbox Apply online or download a printed application (recommended to be completed 2-3 semesters before intended transfer).
Checkbox Pay the $35 application fee.
Checkbox Arrange to have official transcripts mailed to NMU (when first applying and then when finished at your current or previous college). Official transcripts need to mailed or submitted in a sealed envelope from your previous institution (official e-transcripts are accepted via most electronic services).
Checkbox Schedule a campus visit (optional, but highly recommended) at or by calling 906-227-2650.
Checkbox Contact your transfer admissions counselor if you have questions about of the steps or need guidance.
Checkbox Set aside $50 for the housing application (and an additional $200 deposit due by June 1 to maintain the application).
Checkbox Learn about the housing policy requirement and who is eligible for which locations.
  • On-campus housing options: Residence halls, on-campus apartments, upper-classman residence hall (Spooner)
  • Off-campus housing resources are at the Dean of Students website.
Checkbox Housing questions are best directed to Housing and Residence Life at 906-227-2620 or
Tuition and costs, scholarships
Checkbox Plan for the cost of attendance by using our Net Price Calculator.
Checkbox Make sure NMU is selected to receive your FAFSA (priority deadline of Mar. 1 for fall semesters and Oct. 1 for winter semesters).  Visit for details.*
Checkbox Go to for scholarship/award details.*
Checkbox More information about financial aid can be found at, and the Financial Aid Office can be reached at 906-227-2327 or
  * If the number of credits you will transfer exceeds the number of credits required to earn your NMU degree, please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss any potential impact on your scholarship and/or financial aid eligibility.

Once Admitted

Checkbox You will receive a transfer credit evaluation (TCE) within 2-3 weeks by mail.
Checkbox Activate your MyNMU account.
Checkbox Register for orientation (required for all students new to NMU) and pay orientation fees.
Checkbox Learn about course placement requirements at
Checkbox Setup your on-campus living arrangements or explore your off-campus housing options, if applicable
Checkbox Purchase a parking permit at $140/year for one car on campus.
Checkbox Consider a recreational facilities pass.
Checkbox Start saving up for books. Amount depends on course load and class requirements. You can charge textbooks to your NMU account through the NMU Bookstore.  You can also reserve your textbooks and have them all ready for pickup when you arrive.
Checkbox Course registration occurs during the orientation session (for in-person sessions), or at a specified date for online orientation.

Marquette Living

Checkbox Become familiar with your future home in Marquette, or learn more about living in Marquette.

If you have been admitted as a re-entry student, a part-time student, a military veteran or a post-baccalaureate student, some or all of these may not apply to you. Contact the Admissions Office with any questions you have about your admission status and your next steps to becoming an NMU Wildcat!