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Congratulations and Welcome!

Congratulations on your graduate student admission to Northern Michigan University! We’ve designed this page to help you with the next steps to enrollment at NMU. 
If you have further questions please contact your academic department or the Graduate Office at or 906-227-2300. 


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Activate MyNMU

Your MyNMU account provides online access to resources and information including course registration, financial aid estimates, textbook ordering, eBill statements, Public Safety services, campus employment, academic feedback, and much more. It also links to your NMU email and our online course management system. 

NMU uses your MyNMU email account to distribute information to you, including legally required notices. It is important to set up your account as soon as possible and check it regularly. 



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NMU Computer Distribution

Pick-up your NMU mobile device (for full-time students) according to the distribution schedule of your starting semester. 

If you are a web-based full-time student and would like to use a NMU mobile device, see the off-campus mobile device policy and contact (906) 227-2818. Students that are not full-time may choose to rent a mobile device See the Mobile Device Rental Policy for information.


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EduCat is NMU's online learning portal. If you are an online student or take any course online, you must complete the Online Course Preparation Tutorial prior to accessing online courses. The tutorial is a self-paced module in NMU EduCat that provides information about the strategies, tools, and technology needed to be a successful online learner at Northern Michigan University. The tutorial is a one-time requirement. After completing it, you will gain access to all of your currently ongoing online courses within 20 minutes, and you will not be prompted to complete it again in future semesters.

Planning for Attendance

You can also start meeting people now through NMU's social community on Facebook, and Instagram and with the hashtag #shareNMU. The College of Graduate Studies and Research also has its own presence on LinkedIn.

Degree and Academic Information

All graduate students seeking a degree or certificate should work closely with their departmental academic advisor to schedule courses.

If you are a non-degree student you don’t need to meet with an advisor and can register yourself using these instructions.

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Northern is located in the city of Marquette (pop. 20,000) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The city combines a dramatic natural wonderland of shoreline, forest and hills with a vibrant cultural community, progressive education, business and healthcare. Residents are known for their can-do attitude and warm friendliness, despite the area receiving over 180 inches of snow each year.


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