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Registration Information

Spring 2018 course offerings will be online for viewing on MyNIU in mid-October and as departments make them available. A printable schedule of classes is also available in PDF format.

Registration for Spring 2018 Begins in November

You will be assigned registration appointments the first week of October 2017. Registration appointments are assigned based on the number of courses in progress and earned hours. Beginning mid-October, you may check MyNIU for appointment day and time. You may register on or after the assigned appointment day and time as long as there are not any holds assigned to your record. All new undergraduate students are allowed to register after meeting with an academic advisor following their orientation session (providing the appointment day and time has been reached).

Spring 2018 Registration Appointments

  • Appointment times are assigned based on the number of in progress and earned hours
  • Appointment windows are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day
  • You should check MyNIU for your appointment day and time
Date Population
November 6, 2017 Intercollegiate athletes, veterans and university honor students
November 7, 2017 Graduate students in degree-seeking programs with 21-999.99 hours
November 8, 2017 Graduate students in degree-seeking programs with 0-20.99 hours
November 8, 2017 Post-baccalaureate students with 0-999.99 hours
November 8, 2017 Undergraduate students with 120-999.99 hours
November 9, 2017 Undergraduate students 90-119.99 hours
November 10, 2017 Undergraduate students 60-89.99 hours
November 13-14, 2017 Undergraduate students 30-59.99 hours
November 15, 2017 Undergraduate students 0-29.99 hours
November 16, 2017 All students-at-large with 0-999.99 hours
November 17, 2017 Open enrollment begins (no registration appointment needed)
  • Visiting students will be allowed to register beginning November 17, 2017.
  • All new undergraduate students will be allowed to register after meeting with an academic advisor following their orientation session (providing the appointment day and time has been reached).
  • Student registration appointments will be assigned early October 2017. You should login to MyNIU to view your specific registration appointment time
  • You should check MyNIU for negative service indicators that may impact registration.

How Do I Register?

If you're a new student at NIU, you'll first need to attend an orientation and advising session. After you have done this, you'll be able to register for classes through MyNIU.

You can find what classes are being offered at NIU for the upcoming semester and at what times these classes meet by visiting the search for courses page.

When Can I Register?

Undergraduate students are scheduled for registration based on the total number of credit hours earned, including hours in progress, transfer, proficiency and NIU hours. The more hours a student has earned, the earlier they can start to register.

Graduate students and students-at-large are scheduled for registration based on the number of hours earned and hours in progress.

Enrollment appointments can be viewed on the Student Center page in MyNIU.

If you have any questions about the registration process or would like more information please feel free to contact the NIU Office of Registration and Records at 815-753-0681 or by e-mail at regrec@niu.edu.

Read FAQs about registration and withdrawal.