Welcome to the Huskie Family!

Congratulations on being admitted to NIU as a transfer student!

As an off-campus or online transfer student, your experience might not be the same as a traditional Huskie ... but you're just as important to our NIU family. 

Next Steps to Becoming a Huskie

Follow these important steps to make your transition to NIU an easy one.

Not enrolled in one of these off-campus or online programs?
See next steps for traditional transfer students.

1. Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

Declare yourself an official Huskie! 

Visit MyNIU, click MyNIU Student System and log in. After you confirm your intent to enroll, you'll be ready to meet with your advisor.

2. Meet with Your Advisor

A meeting with your advisor is required before enrolling in classes at NIU.

Reach out to your advisor and schedule an appointment.

Prepare for Your NIU Experience

Heads up, Huskies! Here's some more important resources and information to keep in mind as you transfer to NIU.

Transferring Your Credits

Trying to determine how your credits transferred?

An evaluation of your transfer credits will be available 1-2 weeks after you have been admitted. You may view the transfer credit report in MyNIU by going to your Student Center. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions regarding your transfer evaluation.

Applying for Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) if you haven’t already, and make sure you added NIU to your list of colleges that receive your FAFSA information. 

When you applied for admission to NIU, you were automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Check out MyScholarships to see if you’re eligible for competitive scholarships through your major department or college. 

Preparing for Remote Learning

We have lots of tech and learning resources available for students completing courses online or remotely.

Learn more about the tech and tools you need to learn online and check out these tips for online learning. Find ways to connect to the Internet no matter where you are. Still have tech questions? Try these tech resources for students.

Ask Questions or Explore

Have questions? We have lots of ways for you to learn more about becoming a Huskie.

Schedule a transfer student virtual appointment. Sign up for a virtual presentation, try our live chat (available weekdays) or ask Virtual Victor.

See all chat, visit and presentation options

Show Your Huskie Pride

Huskie Pride Downloads

Proud Huskie - Black for Profile
  • Social media profile and cover graphics
  • Virtual meeting backgrounds
  • Huskie Pride yard signs and more!

Go to downloads page

NIU GIFs and Stickers

Check out NIU on GIPHY

Connect on Social Media

Connect with NIU

Facebook Groups and Pages

For incoming transfer students

Join Transfer2NIU2022

For off-campus / non-traditional students

Follow NIUoffcampusandnontrad


Huskies of Instagram

See what life is like at NIU, follow HuskiesofNIU on Instagram.

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