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MyNIU Transfer Application Status

MyNIU logo NIU Admissions sends an acknowledgment email to you, typically within 72 hours of receiving your online application, or within 2 weeks of receiving a mailed application, with information and instructions to set up your MyNIU account.  If you do not have an email address, you will be mailed an application acknowledgment letter with the MyNIU instructions and procedures. 

  • Upon receiving your application acknowledgement email or letter, you are authorized to access MyNIU.   If you access MyNIU prior to receiving your acknowlegment email or letter, it may not yet be posted with your information.
  • Updates are added continuously as received, require processing time, and are not instantaneous.  Be patient and monitor your MyNIU site for status updates on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Order and send all required Transfer application materials, all final official transcripts and supporting documents.  Outstanding documents necessary to process your application are on the MyNIU "To Do List"Complete Application Files are required for processing an application to a final admissions decision.
  • A final official transcript with final grades and status, for any current  term "in progress" during application to NIU, as well as any other future term attended prior to starting at NIU, must also be sent to NIU Admissions on completion of the term(s).
  • Transfer applicants with 24 or more completed semester hours of transferable college credit must meet or exceed Transfer admissions criteria and are not required to submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT official scores, or to meet Freshman admissions criteria. 
  • Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 completed semester hours of transferable college credit at the time of application must meet or exceed Freshman admissions criteria in addition to meeting all Transfer admissions criteria and also submit official high school transcripts and official ACT or SAT scores.
  • Allow a minimum of 3-4 weeks time from the date you have applied, ordered a document or test score to be sent to NIU for it to arrive and be updated to your MyNIU page. 
  • Check your MyNIU site frequently for a final admissions decision.  Transfer applicants receiving an admission offer decision, confirm plans to attend NIU at Next Steps.