Program Application

THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR FALL 2020 HAS CLOSED. This website will be updated with instructions for winter 2021 and fall 2021 applicants by Friday, August 14, 2020. Please wait until that update to submit your application--thank you!


The Honors Program invites academically qualified, motivated students to apply. We request one letter of recommendation and a written personal statement. The letter of recommendation may be from a teacher, principal, coach, supervisor, or community member. All applications are evaluated holistically; there are no cutoff test scores or GPA requirements. 

The letter of recommendation can be e-mailed to or mailed to:  Honors Program, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. In this highly competitive program, Northern Michigan University retains the right to exercise judgment as to the eligibility of the applicants. 

The application window for the fall 2020 Honors Program.cohort has closed.

We appreciate your interest in the NMU Honors Program!


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A vital part of your application to the Honors Program is your personal statement. Please tell us about yourself. In particular, describe a personal experience that highlights your interests and abilities, and explain why it is significant to you and others. Please type your 300-word statement in the box below or send as an email to

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