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Incoming Transfer Requirements

Academic requirements for students transferring from a university outside of the U.S.

Students with transfer credit

Students coming from another university will have their credentials evaluated by an International Admissions staff member. We will do our best to appropriately transfer needed classes but cannot guarantee you will transfer into NIU at the same level you left your previous university. 

Academic criteria:

  • Be in good standing at the last attended university
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) from all colleges/universities attended (as computed by NIU standards).

Students with degrees equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree

If a you are found to have a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, you will enter NIU with all the core requirements considered complete.

Specific major programs may have additional course requirements and academic standards.

Academic criteria:

  • Be in good standing at the last attended university
  • Have at least a "C" grade point average (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) from all universities attended (as computed by NIU standards)

Contact Us

All supporting documents necessary to process your application must be sent to:

International Admissions
Northern Illinois University
1425 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
USA
Phone: 815-753-1346
Email: IntlAdmissions@niu.edu

 


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