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.
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 a first generation college student.
Receive a free or reduced lunch.
Participate in certainacademic preparatory programs (i.e. TRIO, Upward Bound…).