Graduate Student Application - NIU - The Graduate School

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Graduate Student Application

A complete graduate application includes

  • Complete Application
  • Payment of the $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Required Test Scores (Academic Advisor)
  • Career Goals Statement (Academic Advisor)
  • Letter of Recommendation (Academic Advisor)

The Career Goals Statement and Letters of Recommendation can be completed online post application submission. Required information may also be sent to the Graduate School, 223 Adams Hall, NIU DeKalb, IL 60115

fax: 815.753.6366

Some programs require submission of additional application materials such as writing samples or portfolio reviews. All additional documentation should be sent directly to the program to which you wish to apply.

Applications will not be evaluated until all required materials are received. All application materials must be received by the established Graduate School deadline or the deadline established by the program to which the applicant is applying. Deadlines (PDF)