2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements

Registrar’s Office
Address: 2202 C.B. Hedgcock
Phone: 906-227-2258
Web Page: www.nmu.edu/registrar
Registrar: Josh Santiago

For a complete listing of registrar's staff, click here.

Familiarity with the content of the Northern Michigan University Undergraduate Bulletin is essential for all students. It is important that students obtain complete information and understand all of the requirements to successfully complete their degree ­ programs. Although there are faculty advisers and many other sources of assistance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to meet all graduation requirements.

Undergraduate Degrees

NMU offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work

At the non-baccalaureate level:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Business
  • Associate of Technology
  • Certificate
  • Certification

In addition, several departments offer certifications that indicate satisfactory completion of a program of study.

To view specific sections of NMU's Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements, click on the links below.

Admission Policies

Academic Honesty

Academic Load

Academic Proficiency Standards

Admission of Seniors to Graduate Courses

Advanced Placement Policy

Articulation Agreements

Auditing Courses

Bulletin Options for Graduation Requirements

Changing major or adviser

Classification of Students


Complete Withdrawal from the University

Components of Degree

Course Attendance

Course Levels

Course Limitations

Course Policies

Course Schedules, Changing or Add/Drop

Course Substitutions

Credit Hour Definition

Dean's List

Degree Audit

Degree Requirements


Double Counting

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Full-Time Status

Grade Point Average

Grading System


Hold Policy

Incomplete Grade Policy

Measles Immunization Policy

NCAA Satisfactory Progress Rule for Athletes

Official University Communications

Policies and Regulations


Repeating Courses

Residency Policy

Scholastic Recognition at Graduation

Semester Deletion Policy

Senior Citizen Scholarship

Student Schedules


Transfer Credit Policies

Withdrawal from Class for Non-Attendance

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits