Deadlines - NIU - The Graduate School

Resources for International Students


Applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who reside outside the U.S. should apply early. Numerous delays can delay your ability to complete the application in a timely fashion if you neglect to plan early. Potential delays include: receipt of official academic records; financial documents from your bank; translation of your non-English documents; pace of mail systems; transmission of official GRE and TOEFL scores; and difficulties in arranging for a visa interview at a U.S. consulate or embassy.

To ensure that NIU faculty and staff can to respond to your application in time to facilitate your arrival, the Graduate School has established a May 1 deadline for receipt of all application materials sent by international students seeking admission in the Fall; the deadline for Spring admission is October 1.