Freshmen, Transfer, Visiting, Reentry and Post-baccalaureate Students
The completed application and all supporting documents must be on file in the Office of Admissions by the dates listed below. However, early application is strongly recommended.
Please note that the actual size of the new class will be determined by the level of university resources available to maintain the quality of academic programs. The schedule on which applications will be reviewed provides for competitive admissions on a space-available basis. Thus, space limitations and/or budget constraints may necessitate earlier deadlines. Students whose high school GPA falls within the published guidelines for holistic review are asked to submit and complete their applications according to the Freshmen Petition Review deadlines.
Reinstatement, Degree Status or Admission Decision Review
If you're a former NIU student applying for reinstatement, changing to degree status or a transfer student petitioning for review of an admission decision, you must have your application and all supporting documents on file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the following dates: