Using MyNIU as an Admitted Student

MyNIU is the hub where you will access the MyNIU Student System, our student information system. You will use it your entire career at NIU. 

Accessing MyNIU

After submitting your application to NIU, you received an email from with you NIU AccountID and the important steps you must take to activate it.

To login to the MyNIU Student System, you’ll use your NIU AccountID (Z-ID). You can go directly to or find the link to MyNIU at the top of the NIU homepage under the “Quick Links" menu, and then choose “MyNIU Student System.” 

What Can I Do in the MyNIU Student System?  

You will use the MyNIU Student System from the time you are admitted all the way to graduation. Once you apply to NIU, you will use it to:

  • Check the status of your application.
  • View additional tasks you need to complete so we can process your application.
  • Confirm your intent to enroll.
  • Pay your enrollment fee.
  • View and accept your financial aid offer.
  • Complete the NIU Financial Agreement.
  • Add shared access for a parent or family member to view charges, make payments, view your schedule and/or view grades.

How to Find Your AccountID (Z-ID) and Password

Information about your newly created Z-ID and password was sent to the personal email account you used when you applied to NIU. 

If you don’t know your Z-ID, you can use the Find My Account ID tool on the NIU website.

  • Enter the email address you used to apply for admissions to NIU.
  • If the email entered can be matched to a MyNIU account, a message will be sent to your alternate (non-NIU) email address with your Z-ID as well as the initial password configuration needed to reset your password and securely register your NIU account.
  • You will need to activate the unique NIU Account ID (Z-ID) that has been created for you by going to the NIU AccountIDs and Passwords Account Activation page.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Williston Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115
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