Additional Admissions Review Options
If you demonstrate strong motivation and potential for success in college but do not meet one or more of our admission criteria, you may be considered for admission to NIU through the CHANCE Program or through Additional Review.
Deacon Davis CHANCE Program
Beyond the ACT and high school transcripts, CHANCE looks for characteristics such as special talents, significant activities and accomplishments, leadership potential, personal commitment, and goal orientation.
You may be eligible for admission consideration through CHANCE if you:
- Attend a target high school
Are afirst generation college student
- Receive a free or reduced lunch
- Participate in certain academic preparatory programs (i.e. TRIO, Upward Bound…)
a wardof the state Are aveteran of the U.S. armed forces
If you do not meet admission criteria and are not eligible for the CHANCE program, there may be additional opportunities to be considered for admission to NIU.
Please contact us at the Office of Admissions for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.