We’re glad you’re interested in attending NIU! With a little preparation, it’s easy to apply.
We won't consider your ACT or SAT score for general admission. See our current admissions requirements.
You don’t need to know your major when you apply, but it’s a great time to see what NIU has to offer. With our wide range of undergraduate degree programs, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for you.
You'll submit your high school transcript as part of your application. Learn more about supporting documents.
You may need to provide additional materials if you are:
You’ll begin your application by creating an account in our system. You will then:
Once your application and required documents are received, it usually takes us about two weeks to make an admission decision. Be sure to check the status of your application to see if anything is missing. Submit any missing items as soon as possible.
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