- A Northern Illinois University application for undergraduate admission. (Applying
- An official high school transcript with current class rank or official GED score sheet. (Fax not accepted)
- Official ACT scores. The ACT registration packet is available at your high school guidance office. The NIU ACT code is 1102.
- A personal statement. This is your opportunity to tell the CHANCE staff about yourself. Beyond your high school transcript and ACT scores you have a lot you can share that you think is important for the staff to know. What are your goals and career interests and what has encouraged you to consider these goals and career interests? What successes have you experienced? What are your academic strengths and weaknesses? If you have any low grades or attendance problems please explain them. Why have you chosen NIU and the CHANCE program?
- Documentation of disability. If you are a student currently receiving accommodations submit documentation from a qualified professional verifying your diagnosed disability. For
immediatereview please submit your Individual Education Plan (IEP), although alone the IEP may not be sufficient documentation.
- Documentation of intent to apply for permanent residency in the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident or you do not possess a green card, visa or other legal documentation, you can apply to NIU and pay in-state tuition per Illinois House Bill 60, In-State Tuition for Undocumented Aliens, if you meet certain residency requirements. NIU requires that students file an NIU Affidavit stating that they meet the requirements and that they will apply for legal residency as soon as they are eligible to do so.