Getting Started at NIU

(Apply > Get Accepted > Register for Classes)

Admissions
To enroll in an online course, you must first be admitted to NIU. Online applications are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Registration
Here’s a handy checklist to help you register for courses. Go to Registration and Records for more information – registration timetable, change deadlines, tuition and fee payment, and more. The most convenient way to register online is at My NIU.

My NIU
You can register online at My NIU! In order to access My NIU, you will first need to be admitted as an NIU student. You will need to have ready either a student ID and password or your SSN and your PIN number.

My NIU also provides you access to --

  • Address Change
  • Admission Application Status
  • Course Availability
  • Course Schedule
  • Degree Audit Reports
  • Encumbrance
  • Financial Account
  • Grades
  • Registration Permit Inquiry
  • Schedule Changes

Paying Bills
The Bursar’s Office helps you take care of financial matters at NIU. Find out about Tuition and Fees. Pay your bills online. Get an official NIU identification card.

Student Financial Aid
To learn more about your options, visit the Student Financial Aid web site.