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Returning, Guest & Post-Baccalaureate Student Admissions

Deadlines and Application Requirements


Reentering, Visiting and Post-Baccalaureate Students

(NOTE: this will change every April 1)

Term Deadline
Spring 2018 December 1, 2017
Summer 2018 May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 August 1, 2018

If you're a former NIU student applying for reinstatement, changing to degree status or a transfer student petitioning for review of an admission decision, you must have your application and all supporting documents on file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the following dates:

Term Deadline
Spring 2018 November 15, 2017
Summer 2018 May 1, 2018
Fall 2018 July 15, 2018

(source: Undergraduate Catalog)

Complete Your Application

To complete your application, you must have the following on file with the Office of Admissions:

If you wish to change your initial semester of application to another semester within the same calendar year, you must submit a new application but do not need to submit another application fee.

If you're petitioning for reinstatement consideration or desire to change your semester of application for reinstatement, you must submit a new application for the new semester desired, a new reinstatement petition letter for the new semester desired any new required supporting documents as well as continue to meet all requirements for a reinstatement consideration.

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0446
Toll-free: 800-892-3050


Transfer Center:

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