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Required Tasks for All Admitted Students

Submit Your Official Transcript

The American Bar Association requires verification of completion of your baccalaureate degree. Unless accepted as part of an accelerated degree program, you must furnish an official transcript directly from the registrar of your undergraduate institution by August 1 of the year of matriculation.

Transcripts sent to the Law School Admission Council do not suffice for this requirement. If the College of Law has not received an official undergraduate transcript by October 15 of your year of matriculation, you will be dismissed from the College of Law. If you have matriculated pursuant to an accelerated degree program you must provide your transcripts by October 15 of your second year of study at the College of Law. Your transcript should be sent to:

Northern Illinois University College of Law
Swen Parson Hall Room 151
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Submit Your Immunization Records

Submit proof of immunizations to University Health Services. Please allow ample time to obtain your records. Documentation must be on file at Health Services before August 1. Failure to provide records may result in an account hold prior to the start of classes.

NIU One Card

The NIU OneCard is your official NIU identification, is used for document printing, allows use of Huskie Bucks and is required to enter the Law Library after 6 p.m., so you have to get one! The OneCard Office in the Holmes Student Center will be open to entering law students during orientation.

Things We'll Do For You

Student ID / Z-ID

As a first-year law student, you will receive your personal Account ID/Z-ID after paying your full deposit. The Admissions Office will begin assigning your Z-ID in May before your fall semester. Your Z-ID is a unique identifier and it is permanent.

Your Z-ID allows you to access NIU network applications and resources. Should you ultimately decide enroll at NIU College of Law in August, you will frequently utilize your Z-ID to take care of a number of critical logistical matters, such as the establishment of your university email account, the completion of your financial aid application, the acceptance of any loans you may secure as a law student, and the registration for all of your coursework during your second and third years at the College of Law.

If you have any questions regarding your Z-ID please email us at

Register for Classes

As a first-year law student, you will be automatically placed in a section and registered for classes sometime in the weeks that lead up to Orientation. Stay tuned for more information.

Buy Books

You will be assigned to a first-year section in the month prior to the start of classes. You will also be given a list of books you need, which you may purchase at the NIU Bookstore.

We will also help facilitate the sale of books between current law students and you. More details will be coming, so watch your email!

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Phone: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151

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