Where do I send my transcripts?
Send your transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the institution only sends hard copy transcripts, have them mailed to
NMU College of Graduate Studies
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
How do I know you received my transcripts?
You can check the status of your admissions application at Application Status Check. Please note that it takes up to 10 days to process admissions documents.
How do I pay my application fee?
Graduate application fees may be paid online through the application portal. Payments may also be made over the phone by calling the Student Service Center.
When is the application deadline?
You can check the application deadline of your program here.
When will I know if I've been accepted into the program I applied for?
You can check the status of your admissions application on the application portal.
Am I able to visit campus before I apply?
Absolutely! You can register online for a virtual or in-person campus visit.
Is it possible to transfer to NMU during my Master's degree?
Yes, you may transfer to NMU during your degree. Refer to the transfer credit policy for requirements and details about transferring to NMU to complete your degree.
Can I transfer class credits from another institution for a class in my program?
Yes, there is a transfer credit form that needs to be completed and submitted by your advisor.
How much is graduate tuition?
You can find more information on graduate tuition the tuition and fees webpage.
What is the total cost of attendance for 1 year of graduate school?
How do I know if I am eligible to receive in-state tuition?
Can you get scholarships as a graduate student?
Applications for donor-funded scholarships open every Winter semester. Find more information on the financial aid website.
Can international students get funding for graduate school?
International students cannot apply for Federal Student Aid. Graduate assistantships may be available; refer to the GA webpage for more infomation.
Do I have to provide proof of English proficiency? Which tests are accepted?
Yes, proof of English proficiency is required if you are from a non-English speaking country. You can do this in several ways. Please see this page for more information.
Is there funding for international students?
There is no guaranteed funding for international students. Information about scholarships for international students may be found on the International Programs Office website.
Do international students have to submit official transcripts? What if there's an issue submitting official transcripts due to a college strike?
NMU requires a transcript evaluation from anyone who has attended school outside of the US. See the International Programs website for services they can request a transcript from. If an international student has heard from the evaluation company that they are unable to verify the documents because of a strike, that correspondance needs to be forwarded on to NMU.
Is there on-campus housing for graduate students?
There is limited on-campus housing for graduate students. Please see the housing website for more information.
What is the rental situation like in Marquette?
There are many rentals in Marquette and the surrounding areas. NMU has a list of off-campus housing online.
Does NMU provide laptops for graduate students?
Yes. You can find more information about this through the Help Desk.
Can part-time students get a laptop?
Part-time students may participate in the laptop program for a fee. Contact the IT Help Desk for more information.
How many credits do I need to take to be a full-time student?
You need to be enrolled in 8 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Find more information about status on the graduate bulletin.
Is there a limit to how many credits I can take per semester?
What do I do if my GPA drops too low?
Find more information about academic and retention standards refer to the graduate bulletin.
When do classes start?
Check the NMU Academic Calendar for class start dates and break information.
How do I register for classes?
You can register for classes through MyNMU, under the student services tab.
Graduate Assistant Positions
Are there GA positions available for my graduate program?
Refer to the GA webpage to find current GA position openings.
How do I apply for a GA position?
Refer to the GA webpage to find more information about applying to GA positions.
What does GA compensation look like?
Refer to the GA webpage for GA benefits.
What does a GA do?
GAs can hold several different positions on campus. You can learn more about these positions on the GA webpage.
What is the weekly hours requirement for a GA?
GAs are expected to work 20 hours per week. You can find more information about GA expectations on the GA webpage.