Students may follow the bulletin of their original matriculation to NMU or, with adviser approval, any more recent bulletin in effect during the time of their enrollment at NMU. However, students who do not complete their degree within seven years of their first matriculation at NMU must follow the current bulletin unless both the student’s major and minor departments grant an extension to follow the major and minor requirements of the original matriculation bulletin. Permission must be submitted in writing prior to the student’s senior year from both departments to the Registrar’s Office. This permission must include any modifications or substitutions and an established deadline, not to exceed one year beyond the seven-year limit, for degree completion.
Students who select a major not in existence at the time of their original matriculation at Northern must follow the bulletin in effect at the time they select the major. Students who discontinue their enrollment for a year or more and apply for re-entry must follow the bulletin in effect at the time of readmission. With permission, transfer students may follow the bulletin in effect at the time of their original enrollment in college, if less than three years prior to their enrollment at NMU.
Note: The provisions in this bulletin are not an irrevocable contract between the student and the university. Northern Michigan University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time within the student’s attendance.